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Nautical Craft Challenge Inspiration: Nautical Gifting

Last week, we announced our Nautical Craft Challenge!  We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:

Nautical Themed Ribbon

to create a craft project with!  So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating an inspiration project.  Today we have Prima Ribbonista, Lalo Ik, with this Nautical Gift Set!

If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!


All things nautical are so hot right now and May Arts ribbon has amazing fibers to complement all your sea fairing projects.  Since graduation season will be here soon, I thought it would be fun to share a graduation project that’s not so in your face.  Here is a graduation card and gift boat (to put your gift in) using this month’s Craft Challenge fibers.

Nautical Gift Set

I thought having this little boat to give your gift in was a great way of sticking to the nautical theme.  Here’s a quick and easy tutorial so you can make this paper boat too.

Step 1: Using a 10″x6″ piece of paper, score 2” from each side on the two ends and 1.5“ in on the sides.

Nautical Gifting

Step 2: Make a slip on each corner from the tip inward to where the score lines meet.

Nautical Gifting

Step 3: Next fold up on the score lines and adhere where the paper meets up.  See photo.

Nautical Gifting

Step 4: Let dry, snip the extra piece on the top and embellish.  Now you got a stylish nautical gift boat.

Nautical Gifting

Blog post by: Lalo IK


May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon Burlap Cord

May Arts Woven Chevron Ribbon

May Arts Candy Cane Striped Ribbon



Partner in Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Fancy Pants Designs “Trend Setter”
  1. Charlene

    This is a great idea for a little boy's birthday party, too.

  2. jen shears

    So fun! Love it Lalo! 🙂

  3. Sue D

    Great theme for a graduation!

  4. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute.  TFS!

  5. Kyra Sands

    Sent over from Papercrafters library. Hoping to win a few spools of your ribbon.

  6. Court's Crafts

    Darling little boat! 

  7. Virginia Fynes

    What a cute little boat!! I lover the big brad at the top!!


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