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With just a little practice anyone with basic wood working skills can craft their own maritime masterpiece.
Each half of the tiny yacht is inserted and secured to the epoxy sea with colored silicone.
Ship in a Bottle Yacht finished and shown in two pieces with flag pole folded back.
The American flag was printed on a home computer. The flag pole is wire which is bent at a right angle. The small end gets inserted into a drilled hole on the side of the deckhouse. This allows the flag pole to fold back in order to fit through the bottles neck.
Additional details can be added to make the tiny vessel look more realistic. Hand rails can be fashioned out of wire. Port hole cut out of paper and glued in place. On this mode the entire deck house is a separate piece and will re assembled once inside the bottle.
A small piece of pine can be cut down to size and then shaped to the dimensions of the template. Use sand paper to smooth all surfaces and paint to match.
Start by making a template of the top and side view. Use a photograph of the vessel and make sure both are going to fit through the bottles neck.
DIY Easy Crafts how to make a ship in a bottle replica of any yacht. Building a replica of any Yacht or boat is often easier than making a conventional Ship in a Bottle. This is because many yachts do not have masts and rigging like old sailing ships. They make great nautical home decore ideas.