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Hello everyone! It’s that time again… Another Make It Fun Challenge! This month we received a box of foam sheets and the theme was OUTDOOR DECORATING!
I knew exactly what I wanted to make. A foam sailboat craft! I’ve been wanting to attempt this for awhile now so I was excited when I opened the package to find the foam sheets.
I just LOVE sailboats right now. Every time I see one in TJMaxx or HomeGoods I have to get it. SO I thought making one for the patio would be a perfect idea.
Since I already had my FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets I just needed to gather up the rest of my supplies to get started!!
I couldn’t wait to get crafting!
Step 1 – Cutout Bottom of Boat
To create the bottom shape of my boat I drew an outline first on cardboard.
Then I traced it out on the foam. I used my “Handy Dandy” FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus to cut it out.
See how easy that is, it cuts it out perfectly.
Step 2 – Shape Bottom of Boat
I wanted to give the bottom of the boat a nice shape. So I used the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter to shape the foam to look more like a boat.
Step 3 – Add Smooth Finish
Next I covered the bottom of the boat with some FloraCraft Smooth Finish®. I think this gives the perfect look I’m going for. Because in the end it will look more like wood.
I let the smooth finish dry for around 4 hours, then I sanded it down.
Step 4 – Paint Bottom of Boat
Now it’s time to paint the boat.
I added my paint and let it dry for an hour. Once it was all dry I sanded it down for a distressed look.
Step 5 – Cut Sails
Now it’s time to cut the sails!
I drew out my sails then used the foam cutter. I covered the sails with some smooth finish and let dry overnight. Once it was dry I sanded the sails down.
Step 6 – Paint Sails
I wanted a pop of color in my sails. I used a bright yellow. I think it’s a great color combination.
Step 7 – Put the Sails Together
Now I just needed to figure out a way to add my sails. I drilled small holes through my bamboo and used skewers to keep my sails in place.
Then I placed my sails onto the boat.
Finally at the end I decided to cover my entire boat with some outdoor mod podge. I thought this would help keep my boat protected.
One of my favorite parts about the boat is that it’s a pretty good size boat. It’s looks great on the front patio by the door. Now I just need to make some larger size Lighthouses to go with it!