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Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Driftwood Boat

A couple of weeks ago my son & husband 
& I went on a little hike near the beach.
On the way back I spotted the most 
perfect piece of driftwood and a stick
 right next to it.
Who would have thought that both 
pieces would be lying there together.
Perhaps someone had the same idea 
as me then changed their mind and 
left the wood on the beach.

Well, I certainly picked it up!

I put together a little picture tutorial 
of how I made my driftwood boat.

I used a drill to make a hole through the driftwood
 big enough to fit the stick. 
I attached washer and screw to keep 
the stick secured to the wood.

I watered down the Martha Stewart paint
and rubbed it on the wood with a paper towel.
The color is Sea Glass.

My husband thought I should use a piece of 
linen for the sail but I was thinking 
something more colorful.
Since I didn't have any fabric on hand that 
suited the look I was after, I used a 
piece of scrapbooking paper.
I simply cut out a triangle to fit and hole 
punched the three corners. I was lucky 
enough to have a little nook in the 
top of the stick to attach the twine to. 
I attached the sail closer to the base 
with the twine and then I stuck a 
decorative push pin into the bow of the boat 
so I had something to tie the twine around.

Here's the end result.

And I guess I can always change out the 
paper or make a linen sail someday too!

These are old pieces of wood and a pallet we've 
had sitting outside for some time now, they 
make great backgrounds for pictures.

Happy Sailing!

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At July 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

This is so sweet! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

At July 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

This is so pretty! So lucky to have found the two pieces together.

At July 5, 2012 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

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At July 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM , Blogger Creative Raisins said...

That is adorable.

At July 5, 2012 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love your sweet little sailboat - and what serendipity finding the two pieces of wood you needed side-by-side. I could see changing out the sale for different celebrations during the year - sounds like fun to me.

At July 6, 2012 at 1:04 AM , Blogger generationSue said...

Wonderful! Love it!!!

At July 6, 2012 at 2:05 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

it's like you were meant to make this cute little sailboat!! you were right about the sail-the pop of color looks great with the driftwood.

i'd love for you to post this over at Get Your Craft On with the Gilded hare:

At July 6, 2012 at 3:11 AM , Blogger Maureen Wyatt said...

You just reminded me that I wanted to make a sailboat! I better go scrounging for some driftwood. Love yours! ~ Maureen

At July 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

So cute! I love the paper you chose! The colors are so summery and remind me of the beach! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

At July 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great boat! I love the pattern on the paper you chose for the sail. The drift wood was just the perfect shape. Now I'm inspired to keep my eyes open for boat-like driftwood. :-)

At July 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Our Pinteresting Family said...

What an adorable idea!! It looks fantastic for summer. Megan

At July 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That is just adorable! It's so summery and fun!

At July 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM , Blogger Emily @ House and Hone said...

Hello, Its me again! Emily from I love this! If I had a little boy I would totally make this.. but I don't. The funny thing is that I just collected some driftwood on Wednesday for a craft! Maybe I will make some for my sisters who have boys!

At July 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Amanda - Small Home Big Start said...

That looks so cute! It would be a lovely addition to a summer mantel, although it would be hard to keep kids rom wanting to take it down and go for a dip.

At July 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM , Blogger said...

So cute! That would be perfect for a beach house.

Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

At July 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Crystal said...

CUTE! Driftwood has the coolest shapes and lend themselves to so many creations. Love this one. :-)

At July 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Meaningful Mama said...

This is such a beautiful creation. I love the fabric! Jodi @

At July 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Nice use of creativity! So cute :)

At July 8, 2012 at 5:39 PM , Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

I absolutely love this. Perfect for summer and just darling.

At July 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger chateau chic said...

What a great little sailboat. Love the colorful sail on it.
Mary Alice

At July 9, 2012 at 3:25 AM , Blogger Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

That's a beautiful little boat there!
I love the shape and driftwood is the best material ever.
You never know what the nature will give you next time.
I find it so inspiring.
Thanks for sharing!

At July 9, 2012 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

This looks great! Great photography too! :)

At July 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Erika said...

Oh my God! This is so clever and so cute, it looks wonderful, I love the fabric.

At July 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super cute- my kids would love this!

{found you on the Blog Hop and am a new follower!}

At July 9, 2012 at 7:14 PM , Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's perfect! I need to hunt for driftwood! I would love to try to make one!

At July 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Julie said...

This is super rad. I love that you were able to make something so cool out of a piece of driftwood that you found along the beach. Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays!


At July 9, 2012 at 10:28 PM , Blogger bohemiannie! art said...

I love your little sail boat!

At July 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Sew a Fine Seam said...

This is super cute! Like it lots:)

At July 10, 2012 at 3:13 AM , Anonymous Britni said...

This is so flippin' cute!! I need a plane ticket so I can get to a beach because I want one of those!! Adorable! :)

At July 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Very creative - Love it! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

Holly's Stamping Addiction

At July 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

At July 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Pamela said...


At July 13, 2012 at 1:29 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

HaHa..Perfect! This makes me happy! I'm telling you, I have got to do boys would eat it up! So fun! Featuring you on Saturday! XO, Aimee

At July 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I love the Nautical look and would love to find a peice of driftwood to create such a cute little sailboat like this! You did great! LOVE IT! Now excuse me while I go on a scavanger hunt.

At July 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, this is really cute! Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

At July 14, 2012 at 4:43 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I love it! Great decision to go with something more colorful on this. xo Jami

At July 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love your little sailboat!

At July 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM , Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

I love your sailboat. I am so going to do this! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


At July 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Alli_Roo said...


At July 18, 2012 at 1:12 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I have been wanting to make some kind of sailboat! This would be perfect!

At July 18, 2012 at 9:35 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

That's so cute! I love sailboats! Thanks for sharing. :)

xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

At July 21, 2012 at 4:03 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

I love all of your projects this week! I think this little boat is pretty much the cutest thing ever! I think I even have that Scrapbook paper! Thanks so mcuh for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be sharing this on Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Jenn :)

At July 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Katie - Something to be Found said...

Verrrry cute!

At July 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM , Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I’m featuring this as one of my picks for the All Star Block Party features. I just love this boat!


At July 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

Super sweet and cute! thanks for sharing with us! Featured you tonight at the party!! ;) Bonnie


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