I scan the beach every time I'm out here for pieces that would be good for the base, and for the mast. I prefer the really weathered gray colors, but will take what I can find :)
I drill a hole partially into the wood for the mast to fit in, then use hot glue to secure it more. This time around I had the grommets to use on the sails, so that took a little more time. I bent some stiff wire into a "U" shape and pressed it into the wood of the base and mast so I could tie the twine to it. It really worked out well! That idea is courtesy of my son-in-law :)
I attempted to make this one a little fancier than last time by adding 2 different layers of fabric to the sail, and just sewing with a long running stitch with embroidery thread. I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think?
I'm also linking up for the first time to Starfish Cottage Inspired designs linky party! It's been a really long time since I've joined in a blog link. But what a fun way to see some great ideas!
Sharing with Home Stories A to Z