How to Make a Driftwood Sailboat

A nautical mantel for the summer. 

I made these adorable sailboats from authentic driftwood found on the beach.

I screwed the mast into the boat and added a piece of hanger for the boom.

Then using an old piece of curtain, I slid the wire through the hem and tied the top with a knot.

The top knot even looks like a little pennant.

I put these DIY sailboats on my mantel along with some other found beach treasures.

An old fishing weight, an authentic Marseille knot, painted shells, and a little beach sand...

Plus an old fisherman to watch over the sea...

An old metal "something" that I found at a garage sale and turned into a mirrored porthole with a salty old rope found on the beach.

All together made a great summer sailing mantel!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. That looks great Susan - love your beachy mantle!

  2. Love creative. You have inspired me to see my driftwood collection differently.

  3. Love that it's handmade turned out great! Xo

  4. Love your sailboats! So creative! Loving the mantle display!

  5. Love your Summer sailing looks great!!

  6. Love the mantel. I need to go the ocean again it fills my soul!

  7. Beautiful mantel! I love your little sail looks perfect there. I found you on 504 Main. Thanks!

  8. I swear there is nothing you can't make!


  9. Great mantel! Your boats are super too!


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