It would seem like a simple boat, nothing special. But these sticks traveled with us through half of Europe, and the material for the sail through half of Poland. Also, each piece has its own story and this simple drift wood sail boat is full of our memories 🙂
We also encourage you to collect various treasures on your trips and then create wonderful souvenirs from them 😁
Our adventure with this drift wood sail boat started with two branches found on the bank of a mountain river 🙂
Materials for the drift wood sail boat
- A wide piece of drift wood for the hull. Ideally, it should be with a hole for the mast. If not, a drill will come in handy to drill a hole.
- Stick for the mast
- A piece of canvas or other material for the sails. I used a wide ribbon.
- Small screws with eyelets
- Thread or string to attach the sails
How to make a marine-style decoration?
The most difficult moment is setting the mast. Our task was much easier because our drift wood had a hole in the center. If yours doesn’t have one, it will be the fastest to drill a hole.
Another element is the preparation of the attachment for the sails. I used small screws with eyelets at the end. The river wood is very soft, so I screwed it in with my fingers without any problems. I installed 6 screws, one on the bow and stern, and 2 on the top and bottom of the mast.
Then I cut out triangular sails from a piece of wide ribbon. I tied a thread on each corner of the sails and fastened it to the eyelets on the mast.
When you have the sails ready you can proceed to embedding it in the hull. I used glue, a lot of glue 🙂
Allow to dry and tie the sails to the hull eyelets.
The drift wood sail boat is ready!
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If your are looking for more nautical decoration check our sea glass and pebble art 🙂
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!