DIY Sail Boat

We finally had a nice enough day to go for a walk. It was a Sunday afternoon and I needed to get out of the house. I decided to go with my husband for a brisk walk around the neighborhood. He does this every morning and not too often do I have the time to go with him.

As we were walking, I spotted a stick. I actually spotted a lot of sticks but this particular one caught my eye and an idea popped into my head. Yea that happens sometimes. I stopped in my path to pick it up. My husband gave me a look. I was like, "what? I need this stick". He shrugged his shoulders as he never removed his earphones, only lip reading my response. I'm sure he knew I was up to something because when I get an idea, its gonna happen. He saw just a stick, I saw a sailboat.

I still needed a smaller and straighter stick. So, the next day when I got home from work, he had me a little pile of straight sticks. I grabbed them up and immediately took off to my craft closet and played.

The result of my natural finds is this sail boat.

It was fun to make and plan to display it either in my office or beach place. It's quite possible I will make another one soon. I love sail boats or anything nautical for that matter.

Now get a stick and make your own.

You will need:
1 thick stick
1 straight branch for the center rod
hot glue or Elmer's
cloth for a sail (any piece cloth will do)
eye hooks
kite string or yarn to tie it all together.

I cut the sails and in each corner, I clipped a small hole for the string.
I made a hole in the center of the stick for the center rod to fit into.
I screwed the eye hooks into each end.
Then just put it all together.

Here is another sail boat I made a while back the same way except I used drift wood I found on the beach, which is my favorite and this one will actually float.

I love making these. So easy and fun.

Ive shared this at:
inspire-me-monday at create-with-joy
amaze-me-monday at dwellings-theheartofyourhome
tuesday-pin-spiration at thestitchinmommy 
mix-it-up-monday flourmewithlove  
monday-handmade-linkup at judyscardmakingandpapercrafts  
link-and-share-wednesday at oombawkadesigncrochet
weekend-bloggy-reading at serenitynowblog
dare-to-share at pamspartyandpracticaltips
submarine-sunday at usscrafty
nifty-thrifty-sunday at niftythriftythings
july-craft-challenge-something-from-nature at 2crochethooks.
snickerdoodle-sunday at 2crochethooks


  1. these are so cute, pinned, thanks for sharing

  2. These are so cute & would look amazing in a baby boys room. Pinned for later.

  3. Cute! This would be great for my baby's nursery! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  4. So cute! I love anything nautical and this is just adorable. Found you on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  5. This is awesome! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Craft Challenge.

  6. how fun! I have got to do this with the grands!! I love the little flags, great way to personalize your special boat!