Sunday, August 2, 2020

let's make a sail boat in a jar

Happy August! For those of you just tuning in, welcome to my Let's Make Sunday Series where I've resumed blogging to share easy projects using materials you are likely to already have at home. Some ideas presented 
are brand new and some I originally developed for either my craft books or magazine features. Please note that this is a fun side project – I jump right into the instructions without lengthy musings and most images are just snapped using my iPhone. Nothin' fancy here, just simple makes. Today's project is fresh spin on Ship in a Jar from Seaside Tinkered Treasures.

The idea is to craft a small sailboat and place it in a jar... or just display as-is.

Here's how it appeared in my second book {an all-time fave layout/photo). Today's version is even simpler as we're leaving the jar lid as-is and skipping adding beads as frothy waves, but of course, the options are yours!

You will need:
Short craft sticks

I am using gift wrap from Sara Fitz

Snip the tip off one end of the toothpick so that it is flat; glue it to the craft stick.

Judge what size you'd like the sail to be. Fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a triangle. Voila! You know have a template. Slide over folded paper for same sized sails every time.

Cut a small slit inside the fold of your sail so that it can slip over the toothpick mast; lightly apply glue, fold shut, and gently seal.

Now you're sailing!

So cute, right!? Tip: The little sail boats also make adorable place settings, party favors, table decor.

So easy and fun you could end up making an entire fleet for a little lockdown regatta!

Happy tinkering + please stay safe at home + well!


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