DIY Wall Sail

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

This summer I have been decorating my home in a Coastal Decor. Last month I made a DIY Beach Frame  I wanted to make something for my living room wall that would go along with this summer casual look.  I got the idea to make this DIY Wall Sail from a wooden flag pole I had on hand.  When I replaced the wooden pole this weekend with a metal one the finish on the wooden one was weathered and distressed, I had an extra flat white twin sheet and thought I could use these to make a Wall Sail!

Supplies I used:

Old wooden flag pole
White flat sheet
Scrap pieces of strapping
4 Safety pins

To start I cut my flag pole down to 40 inches and the strapping I cut one to 18 inches and one to 15 inches.
I folded the sheet in half so the outer edge of the sail would be the folded edge.  I laid the flag pole on the sheet and cut the bottom and the side (the side parallel to the pole).  The larger (left side) of the sail is 37″ x 23″ the smaller sail (right side) is 34″ x 19″ (35″ x 22″ and 32″ x 18″ when finished).  After cutting the two sails out I folded the edges over and ironed the fabric to keep the fold.  Then I sewed the folded edges.  I folded the bottom edge up about an inch and a half and stitched then slipped the pieces of strapping in the bottom edge.

To assemble, I used a safety pin at the top points and the bottom edge next to the pole and used twin through the pins around the pole. The strapping pieces of wood that is inserted at the bottom of the fabric is to keep the fabric taught across.  If I had grommets on hand I would have used those with some white rope instead of the pins and twine but I wanted to use what I had in the house to keep the cost “free” for me. Below are some images of the above steps.  This project took about 2 hours from start to finish!

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

You can see the pen line in this photo of where I cut the fabric to make the sail.

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

Inserting a scrap piece of strapping

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

DIY Wall Sail Tutorial

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26 comments for “DIY Wall Sail

  1. January 3, 2018 at 10:59 am

    This is soooo cute! I will do it for my son’s room. I am sure he will simply love it!

    • Dria S
      February 9, 2018 at 8:40 am

      Aww I’d love to see yours Lilly!

  2. December 4, 2015 at 6:04 am

    The wall sail idea is pretty adorable, yet so simple. This one would fit perfectly in my room.

  3. June 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I love this idea! So simple yet would bring so much to a room!

  4. June 24, 2015 at 10:53 am

    This is so cute. I can’t wait to try it for my daughter’s wall.

  5. June 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    This would be adorable for a nautical themed nursery

  6. June 23, 2015 at 11:31 am

    We’re a nautical family and I love decor that has anything to do with the beach or the water! This is such a cute DIY!

  7. June 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

    That’s a really cute idea. My mother has a nautical themed bathroom and that would look really cute in it (on a smaller scale).

  8. June 23, 2015 at 7:06 am

    This would be a great addition to a nautical kid’s room – i love it!

  9. June 23, 2015 at 12:58 am

    That’s really cool! It would fit right in in a beach-themed room. Guess what? That’s what I have! So, I just might try and make this myself!

  10. June 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    How cute for a child’s room and so different, too. I love that is is so 3D and the child can see it and be inspired!

  11. June 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I love this! and I love the overall look of this Blog. Wall Sails seem to be trending o Pinterest and i feel is a perfect Summer Decor

  12. June 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    O that is so cool. I love it. Great job

  13. June 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    This will be awesome for a beach theme! I love this idea for a summer decoration!

  14. June 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I LOVE this! I would love to make these for my kids bathroom!

  15. June 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    This is awesome! This sail would look amazing in my son’s roo!

  16. June 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    That’s really neat and easy to do.

  17. June 22, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I know there are some DIY moms who are going to love this wall sail craft! I like the way it reminds me of sailing when I was younger!

  18. June 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Oh how cute. I love this idea. Looks so cute! Would go great in my boys room!

  19. June 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I am going to make this! I have family that just bought a shore house.

  20. June 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    That i super cute and so easy. I must try this for my son’s room.

  21. June 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    What a super cute idea. This would be cute in my boys room, their wall is painted blue it so would work, just paint or add the hull of the boat.

  22. theseanamethod
    June 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love coastal decor. It just makes me happy. This would be great over a shelf where there really isn’t enough room to stand something large, but you want a decorative touch above!

  23. June 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

    So pretty! What a great finishing touch for a wall.
    I love unique pieces they bring a certain wow factor to any room.

  24. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    June 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I absolutely love it. What a cute idea for a nautical room!

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