DIY Driftwood Sailboat

DIY Driftwood Sailboat

This little drift wood sailboat is packed with interesting texture and potential sentimental value.

You could make a whole fleet of them for perfect little table centerpieces.  Or just make one as a gift for someone with a beach house or a new baby boy.

Speaking a babies, what about a driftwood sailboat mobile?!!  How cute would that be?  I linked a couple below in the Shop This Look section.

Here is a darling way to use a vintage handkerchief and a piece of driftwood, make your own driftwood sailboat! A perfect gift or centerpiece.

I first got the idea of Pinterest (but of course!) and then later saw this tutorial from White Gun Powder.

I knew I had to try my own!

We collected our driftwood during a recent trip to my parents’ place on the beach and the handkerchiefs are from my grandma.

As a side note, I am a firm believer in using and enjoying antiques, even it means altering them for today’s uses.

I invited my daughter to join us as our guest for this post and she will show you step by step how to make a driftwood sailboat in the video below.

how to make a driftwood sailboat

Here is a darling way to use a vintage handkerchief and a piece of driftwood, make your own driftwood sailboat! A perfect gift or centerpiece.

Supplies

  • Driftwood, not more more than 10 inches long & able to lay flat on a surface.
  • Handkerchief or fabric you like
  • Dowel
  • Drill
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Screw eye
  • Needle, thread and straight pins
  • Fabric scissors

Tutorial

  • Cut dowel to desired length
  • Place dowel inside handkerchief and fold handkerchief in half.
  • Cut handkerchief from the corner to the top of the mast, remove dowel.
  • Fold cut edge over a tiny bit and pin in place.
  • Fold down the top point to cover the end of where the dowel will be and stitch in place.
  • Now replace the dowel and stitch right along the dowel really tight to hold the dowel in place.
  • Drill a hole for the dowel into one side of the driftwood.
  • Hot glue the dowel in place.
  • Determine where the tip of the sail ends and screw in the the screw eye.
  • Attach the tip of the sail to the screw eye with the needle and thread.

Here is a darling way to use a vintage handkerchief and a piece of driftwood, make your own driftwood sailboat! A perfect gift or centerpiece.

And that’s it!  These little driftwood sailboats are going to be fun summer decorations to pull out each year for our family.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Here is a darling way to use a vintage handkerchief and a piece of driftwood, make your own driftwood sailboat! A perfect gift or centerpiece.

Watch this video to see how easy it is!

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Here is a darling way to use a vintage handkerchief and a piece of driftwood, make your own driftwood sailboat! A perfect gift or centerpiece.

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