Sailboat Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Sailboats have been a decorating trend for quite a long time. Here are 10 sailboat DIYs from some of my favorite creative bloggers!


Sailboat Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

While the popularity of using sailboats has ebbed and flowed (pun intended!) over the years, it’s nevertheless a timeless classic that decorators return to again and again. You almost can’t have a nautical theme without at least one sailboat element!

(If you missed any of the previous nautical DIYs that I’ve shared, check out the links at the bottom of this post!)

Sailboat Decor!

These bandana sailboats, in such a soothing color palette, make a cool Summer sailing vignette!

Bandana Boat DIY | Homework
Bandana Boats | Homework

These paper boat place cards can double as a party favor that your guests can take home!

Paper Boat Place Cards DIY | Nifty Thrifty Things
Paper Boat Place Cards | Nifty Thrifty Things
I’m a huge fan of hanging unique items on walls. This large sail is a perfect example!
Set Sail Room Decor DIY | Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
Set Sail Room Decor DIY | Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store

Your kids can help make these floating sailboats. These would look great as decorations for a party!

Cork Sailboat DIY | Mama Papa Bubba
Cork Sailboats with Sparkly Sails | Mama Papa Bubba
This adorable sailboat began with a simple tree branch and a twig!
Branch and Twig Sailboat DIY | House of Hawthornes
Branch and Twig Sailboat | House of Hawthornes

Make your own sailboat art with string!

Nautical String Art DIY | Sweet Song Bird
Nautical String Art | Sweet Song Bird

These boat ornaments are sweet! Make them for a mantel vignette, party favors, or your Christmas tree!

Little Boat Ornaments DIY | House Revivals
Little Boat Ornaments | House Revivals

A boat from driftwood? You can’t get more nautical than this!

Driftwood Boats DIY | Alisa Burke
Driftwood Boats | Alisa Burke

Begin your nautical tablescape with these sailboat napkins at each place setting!

Sailboat Napkin Fold DIY | Between Naps on the Porch
Sailboat Napkin Fold | Between Naps on the Porch
I love this paper maché boat!
Paper Maché Boat Pattern | Ann Wood
Paper Maché Boat Pattern | Ann Wood

Did you catch my other nautical-themed posts in this series? Here’s the links to each:

Starfish Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Nautical Anchor Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Nautical Rope Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

DIY Sea Life: 10 Easy Ways to Make Faux Seashells, Coral, Driftwood and More!

Driftwood Decor: 10 Easy DIYs

Seashell Decor: 10 Easy DIYs


  1. says

    What a great round up I love the paper mache one. I’ll have to give one of these a try just for fun. Visiting from @ Theresa

  2. says

    Love the canvas sail on the wall!!!! Do you have material list and tutorial I could follow. I would be greatful. Keep up the good work:)

    • says

      I agree Sandy – it’s perfect, isn’t it? 🙂 Just click on the caption underneath the photo of that picture. It’s a clickable link which will take you to the complete tutorial and supplies list!