Showing posts with label boats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boats. Show all posts

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Etceteras: bandana boats

I love the clean look of blue and white. I always think of sailing when I see this color combination.
I’ve wanted to make some little sailboats for the longest time. I originally wanted to repurpose or upcycle something for the boat but I couldn’t think of anything to use.

This left me with no other choice but to make the boats myself. Old cardboard, strips of paper and my favorite paper mache paste resulted in one messy afternoon and several little boats.

You can find the paper mache paste recipe under the goodie bag tab.

I used kraft paper and white paper for the boats and didn’t need to paint them.

Tip: Unless it’s a really nice warm day, a portable heater helps speed up the drying time for paper mache projects.

Once the boats were dry, I added a bamboo skewer for a mast and cut pieces of navy and light blue bandanas for the sails.

Some of the boats didn’t want to stand up properly so I glued them to glass marbles and tiles.

These little nautical blue and white bandana boats would be perfect to jazz up a mantle or hang on a mobile for a boy’s room.

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