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. .