The photo below is our current storage. It's cute, but as you can see, it's been conquered and overrun, (I have this theory that the little fairy toy peeking out of the hole is their leader, but the guy in blue is the decoy) - so we had a need for something a little extra.
- Plastic laundry soap container (or other large-ish plastic container)
- Shishkabob stick or other small wood dowel
- Fabric & sewing supplies for your sail
- Suction cups (I got a package of 10 at the Dollar Tree)
|1. Start with a large plastic container|
|2. You can use a combination of applying heat and oil to get that tag off. In the difficult places, I squeeze the oil right into the crease and continue to push the oil into the crease as I pull. I bet "goo gone" works well, too.|
|3. Cut to desired size. Household scissors worked for me.|
|6. Shove your suction cups in. (Remember the note in #4 - you must use a drill bit slightly smaller than the "nipple" of the suction cup. I didn't find any need to secure them any other way.)|
|7. Drill two more small holes for the rod dowel or shishkabob stick
to go in. (Don't look too closely, it took me a few tries... :D) Thread
your dowel in as shown.|
8. Make your sail. I didn't take photos. The steps I took to make the sail, would take SO many small instructions, and so many photos (with an already photo heavy post), but I'm confident with a simple knowledge of sewing, you can look at the sail and figure it out. If not, and you're very serious about making this - feel free to contact me and I will happily post an updated tutorial!
Six Sister's Stuff for their Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party
Cheerios and Lattes (like that blog name) for their Saturday Show & Tell
Young and Crafty Free for All
Craft Envy's Saturday Spotlight
Delightful Order for their Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
& (one of my faves) I Gotta Create for their Wildly Original Link Party
For some buttons to these link parties, check here.
Happy making! /bye (Oh, and I have totally cool emoticons now to brighten our day...you're welcome.)