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Wooden Sailboat

This small sailboat is the perfect decoration to give any room a maritime look any time of the year. This wood craft is quick and easy for novice woodworkers, too. This project measures approximately 21 cm high or 8.4 inches high. You may increase or decrease the patterns to fit your needs. Experiment with different colors of materials to achieve a completely different look.



Wood Crafts for Summer - Wooden Sailboats

For this project you will need:

- 18 mm thick piece of scrap wood for the boat
- round wooden stick 6 mm thick and 18.5 cm long for the mast
- white and red acrylic paints
- blue and white fabric for sails
- fusible web
- pinking shears
- small white curtain ring for life ring
- twine
- hot glue and wood glue
- standard wood sawing supplies

Craft Pattern:

Sailboat Pattern

Sailboat Template - use only the sails






1. Print out the sailboat pattern and create permanent templates.
2. Trace the boat pattern onto wood and saw out.
3. Sand the wood if necessary. Paint the boat and the mast pieces white and let paint dry.
4. Drill a hole in the top center of the boat 1.5 cm deep and glue the mast into the hole.
5. Paint the white curtain ring with red stripes and set aside to dry.
6. Fold a 18 x 24 cm or 8 x 10 inch piece of blue material in half with the short ends matching. Open the material and cut a piece of fusible web to fit one half and fuse in place.
7. Fuse the second half on the first and trace the sail patterns onto the fabric.
8. Cut sails out with pinking shears and glue onto the mast using wood glue.
9. Make a few knots in a piece of twine and attach to the swim ring. Hot glue these now to the boat side.

Wood Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Transfer Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial


Scroll Saw Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial


Wood Crafts for Summer - Wooden Sailboat
These sails were made using pink printed fabric.





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Wooden Maritime Wall Decoration

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Wood Crafts for Summer - Wooden Sailboats



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