Day 291: Drift Away

Today’s project is one that I conceived months, but I have been hesitant to actually do it since it is more than a bit outside my comfort zone. Plus, even after I had the idea, it has taken me a while to figure out how to actually implement it. But, mainly, I was just scared.

However, today, I faced my fears and made this:

Driftwood Sailboat

I found this piece of driftwood back in August when we were down in Myrtle Beach. They guys and I went for a walk along the beach. I was looking for driftwood that I could use for a project. When I saw this piece, it made me think of a sailboat (or my son would probably say the wreckage from a sunken sailboat). I knew then that I wanted to somehow make my vision of this piece of driftwood as a sailboat a reality.

It took me a while to figure out what I could use to make the sails. I was in luck when I found this burlap. I didn’t think regular burlap would work since I was afraid the edges would fray too much, but this burlap is almost laminated on one side making it great to work with. I cut the masts from a small dowel rod and then I cut the burlap into triangles to make the sails. Attaching the sails to the masts was tricky but I finally was able to make it work (I Just don’t know for how long they will stay attached). I drilled holes into the driftwood to accommodate the masts. I finished it off with a piece of chain and an anchor charm.

While the project isn’t perfect and may not stand up to the test of time, I am still very happy with how everything turned out.

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2 Responses

  1. Absolutely your best project this year….so far! I love everything about it.

    • Jeannie, there is a lot I love about this project. I think it really represents my theme and it definitely was outside of my comfort zone. Don’t know if it is my absolute favorite, but it is definitely up there.

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