Driftwood map sailboat

Driftwood is a natural way to add nautical decor to your home for the summer.  I found driftwood on the beach and made two sailboats.  Did you know you can use just about any kind of material to make the sail?   Last year I made one using leftover upholstery fabric and the other day I made one using a map from my chart kit.  Yes, the same maps I used to make the frame in my previous post.  If you would like to make a driftwood sailboat, I put together a simple tutorial for you to follow.

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SUPPLIES

driftwood
stick
material to make the sail
hot glue gun
mod podge
scissor
ruler
card stock




Here is the driftwood I used.  It is a charred piece I found on the beach.  For the mast, I used a stick that I found in my yard.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1

GLUE 
 I used my hot glue gun to glue the stick on top of the driftwood, right in the middle. 


Step 2

PAINT
You can use any type of paint you'd like.  I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish called refreshing. It is the same paint I used to paint the frame. After the paint dried I added touches of gold metallic paint.  Now that the boat and mast are painted, it is time to move on to making the sail.



STEP 3

Make a template
Since my material for the sail is paper, I used card stock in between to make it sturdy.  I chose the green and pink cardstock for instruction purposes so you can see how I made the sail. 



STEP 4
MAKE THE SAIL:

Measure the height of the mast, this will determine the size of your sail.  Using that measurement lay the ruler flat on top of the card stock and draw a line, next cut on the line. After your first piece is cut you will then flip it in the opposite direction and draw a line and cut that piece. These two pieces will be used as a template and also in between the paper.  Lay the template on top of your material draw a line on the inner edge and cut.  



STEP 5

GLUE & SEAL
Next, paint a coat of mod podge on the template and adhere the cut-out paper maps to both sides of the template. Then seal the maps by giving them one coat of mod podge.
After it is dry use a hot glue gun to glue the sail's to the mast.



That's it, you just made a driftwood sailboat!

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4 comments

  1. I love these... and I have those maps!
    Great project :)

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  2. I love anything with maps. Very nice work.

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  3. That's adorable. It would make a perfect table decoration for a summer buffet. Thank you!

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