May 7, 2011

Aaarrgh!

I'm so excited to help a friend with her son's 4th birthday party. He is in love with the new Disney show Jake and the Neverland Pirates - his theme for this year. During one of our conversations, I mentioned how I thought it would be a great idea to have a pirate ship that she could put cupcakes on. Now of course neither of us had a pirate ship nor were we able to find one that would accommodate cupcakes, but I was not to be deterred so I decided I could try to make one and make one I surely did!

I started with a shoebox (covered in brown paper) and black poster board cut in the shape of the ship. Here is the progression to completion:





My concern at this point is that it's not really looking much like a ship; a boat yes, but a ship - not so much.


A ship sail


The stern (boy this sure isn't coming together the way I thought...hmmmmm.)


The pirate sail came out great!




A little added height on the stern and some personalization


A completed ship!

I know that I say this a lot but, not bad for a first try! I've shown it to my friend and she is overjoyed. This was above and beyond either of our expectations when I started this project. I think her son is going to be thrilled as well.

10 comments:

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

this is great! I love it. I can see the potential of making other themes too, like a lego one or that red car from the Disney movie. Thanks for this awesome idea, I just love it.

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Angela! This is so, so cute! Love all the little details - what boy or girl wouldn't love this!

Kim said...

this is a great idea! I shared it on my blog with my (Dutch) readers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charity said...

I am so glad I found this! I was looking for a cupcake stand for my 5yr old son's birthday party and this fits the bill! I am going to give this a go! Thanks for your post!! :)

Little Blues Room said...

Hi ladies, thanks so much! :-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! Planning a pirate party and going to do this for sure...thank you so much for the post!

Little Blue's Room said...

You are so welcome! Good luck on the party!

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

Love this tutorial. Link it up to my Party Tutorial contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes: http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/09/party-tutorial-contest-3.html

Little Blue's Room said...

Hi Christine! Thanks, I'll be linking up for sure!

Kerry_Kid Giddy said...

way better than i could do a cake! Cakes are a big no-no for me! Meaning I can't do them! Great job!!!

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