Driftwood Sailboat Place Setting DIY – How To Make Driftwood Sailboats.
Is it just me, or does August feel like one really looooooooooooong Sunday?
I’m not sure why. It’s not like I’m going back to school come September …
and it’s not like getting the kids prepared for back-to-school has that same ominous feeling like it did back in elementary school days. A time when teachers handed out very specific pages-long supply lists and tracking down the right size white tops and blue bottoms for the school uniform at Target was like trying to find a needle in a haystack …
especially since just about every Chicago public school requires elementary aged students to wear white tops and blue bottoms.
And yet …
and yet that looming back-to-school deadline continues to … well … loom.
And I find myself paralyzed. Putting things off until September. And making August one looooooooooong Sunday procrastination session. 😉
And here is the part of this post where I confidently (and exclamation-filled) say,
“This is the year I’m taking back August!”
“No more loooooong Sunday’s for me.! No sirree.”
“August 2017 is going to the most productive month of the year!!!”
Which, basically, will set me up for failure. Right? And that failure will just lead to even more procrastination.
So instead I’ll set no expectations. I’ll work on truly enjoying August. With a family vacation. And a family trip to take Sam back to college. And a family trip to start looking at colleges with Molly. And a few “staycation” day trips in and around IL and IN …
and I’ll even work to squeeze in a few fun projects and crafts. Like this driftwood sailboat place setting DIY:
How To Make A Driftwood Sailboat Place Setting DIY
Driftwood (I found mine here on Etsy; I also found some here on Amazon)
Drill (I love my Ryobi drill)
Glue (I used Weldbond)
*some affiliate links included
Start by drilling a hole in your driftwood about a quarter a way from end.
Cut dowels to size.
I used a bit of sandpaper to smooth out edges of dowel where cut.
Cut a rectangle of fabric to size (I left a little room at top and bottom of dowel.
Fold fabric in half.
Using a rule, draw a triangular cut line
Pin fabric and cut along cut line.
Add some Weldbond glue to dowel and position in middle of triangle.
Add glue to fabric.
Fold in half. Let dry.
Add glue to hole in driftwood.
Insert dowel. Let dry.
To make flag, just cut from a piece of cardboard. Punch a hole. Write a name. Loop hole a piece of baker’s twine and tie to top of dowel.
Rinse and repeat.
These little driftwood sailboat place settings are my first step at fighting the Sunday blues. And blahs. 🙂
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Kris Vavra says
Mary these are so adorable. Just love this. Simple but packs a wow for cuteness. Yep enjoy August and don’t worry about school just yet. Ugh!!!! I remember those days of getting the class list done and buying the back to school things. Enjoy your vacation and little trips in Illinois and Indiana.
Love these. I will definitely be making them since I live on the coast. Thanks
Very cute! I start back in 10 days, dammit. But it’s my last year!!
Kelly Mahan says
Love the project! And wishing you a great month ahead, enjoy your time!
laura janning says
those are so darling. i must make for my next nautical event. hope you are enjoying august.
Kelly Mahan says
What an adorable DIY! I’ve never tried anything like this before, so it’s going to be a fun challenge!
Isadora Guidoni says
This place setting looks so cool! I really love how creative it is and how good it looks. I’m definitely making some for when my family comes over!!
These beautiful little sailboats transport me to my best friends home. She lives right on the ocean, and when I am able to visit we always collect drift wood together. I love this. Pinned.
Thank you so much! I, too, miss the ocean and drift wood collecting! 🙂 Linda
Seeing your driftwood sailboat place settings makes me happy! Summer is my favorite season and living in the landlocked Canadian prairies, these would bring a little taste of coastal living into my life. So cute!
Loving the little sailboats! How high would you say you cut the dowel? Thanks!
I’m sorry, I really don’t remember! It’s been a few years and I don’t have them anymore. Maybe like 6-8″?