It’s summer, and there is no better time to set sail on a new adventure! I’ve got just what you need to shove off. Use my latest template to make seaworthy, and super cute, die cut sailboats!
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A couple weeks ago, we went on a family road trip to the Redwoods and the Oregon Coast. Everything was so beautiful, and we had a wonderful time! Of course, missing a few 100° days here in Utah was a pretty nice perk too.
We spent some time in Newport, Oregon, and enjoyed going to the beach, seeing sea lions, and hanging out at the harbor. It’s not too often that you get a chance to see boats like these where we live!
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- Hot Glue
- Kabob Sticks
- Baker’s Twine (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the die cut sailboat pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Layer your small sail pieces together and add any decorative embellishments you’d like to the body of your boat.
Cut your kabob sticks to the size you want. I cut the longer one to 4″ and the shorter one to 2″. Attach the flag to the top of the longer stick.
Add some hot glue to the edge of the smaller sail, and attach it to the longer stick, below the flag. Then, glue on the crossbeam and attach the larger sail, allowing it to bend in the middle.
3. Fold the body section of the boat along with the tabs. Glue the tabs to the inside.
Attach the little piece with the hole to the center of the boat by gluing the two tabs to the inside walls.
Put the bottom of the kabob stick through the hole, and glue it to the bottom of the boat. Finally, add a little bit of string or baker’s twine to finish off your sailboat!
I am really proud of how these little boats turned out! This is definitely one of those projects that crafters of all ages can enjoy.
I designed these to be pretty small (about 4″x4″), but you can easily scale them up in your cutting machine software if you’d like to make a bigger boat!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting these die cut sailboats to good use. And don’t forget to share your super cute, finished creations with me on Instagram!
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