Templates (Sizes depend on the sizes of your driftwood. I made my sails 3 1/2” x 2 1/4”, the triangle bunting 1/2” x 1/2”, & the flag 3/4” x 1”.)
2 Pieces of Driftwood (For the Hull & Mast)
Wire (I used jewelry wire as the eye screws & a piece of floral wire as a dowel.)
Cut your fabric into pieces large enough to fit your templates.
Go over them with a coat of mod podge. (This is to keep the fabric from fraying.)
Lift the pieces to make sure they don’t stick to the board.
Wait for them to dry & coat the back with mod podge. (Instead of using mod podge, another option is to sew the edges.)
Drill a couple of holes through the stick (mast), about 1/4” less than the ends of your sail template.
Also, make holes at the top & bottom of the stick.
Drilling the thicker driftwood (hull) seemed to take forever, so I decided to create holes using a nail & hammer. I made 3 holes: the center, near the bow (front), and stern (back) of the boat.
I made wire wrapped loops to attach my fabric to the driftwood. (Although, you could just use eye screws.)
For the mast (stick), I made a wrapped loop, placed it through the hole, and made another wrapped loop. I also twisted wire to make a flagpole.
Cut your fabric into the shapes of your triangle templates. I ended up using the 3 1/2” x 2 1/4” triangle for both sails because the other template was to big. For the triangle bunting and flag, I folded the fabric before cutting a triangle (so it was shaped like a diamond).
Glue your wrapped loops to the driftwood and attach (also with glue) the mast (stick) to the center (of the hull) using a piece of wire as a dowel.
Glue the twisted wired inside of the folded flag and attach it to the top of the boat.
Puncture holes near the the corners of the sails, add twine, & attach them to the loops with a double knot.
Glue the tiny folded triangles to twine (for bunting) and tie the ends to the loops.
I added a dot of glue over each knot to secure it and painted a heart on the boat.