If you follow me on instagram you already know that I started planning for my pirate party early. Way early. So when we were a week out from the party I realized I had everything done, finished, ready to go. And then that itch starts. I could do more. And it grows. I could go bigger. Until I just have to scratch it. I’d seen on Pinterest a bunch of tables with a sail on it for a pirate party. Cute right? I even found this tutorial by Cute Bug designs. But why only do one sail….when you could do a whole ship!
I told my husband my idea, and he begged me not to do it. I was kinds of miffed. But I could do it, I thought. So I ignored my husband and made it anyway. Sorry Honey, crazy is as crazy does. And this crazy had to do it! I drafted my plans and headed to my local Home Depot in Riverton, Utah. I gave my cutting list to Patrick in the plumbing department who was sweet and cut all my pipe ( I don’t think he knew just how many cuts he would have to do). About halfway through he said:
“What are you making?”
“A pirate ship.”
“Is this project going to be in the paper?”
“No, but it will be on my blog – does that count?”
Once I was home I just had to assemble it to make sure it worked, and it did! I’ve decided that PVC pipe is basically adult tinker toys. This probably won’t be the last PVC project you’ll see from me. 🙂
It was a great addition to our outdoor party! You can get Fleece Fun’s construction plans and tutorial here. And if you do build a ship send me a pict! I’ll show it my husband. Maybe he’ll take solace in the fact that I’m not the only over the top mom in the world.