DIY Pirate Mast Party Decoration

By September 18, 2017 DIY Crafts, Halloween No Comments
DIY Ship's Mast Decoration Tutorial
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Yo ho ho! Get ready to set sail on an epic party adventure full of pirate puns! Whether you’re inviting friends aboard Jack Sparrow’s pirate ship, walking the plank with One Eyed Willy or are hunting for Captain Hook with Jack and the Neverland Pirates, you’ll want this pirate mast display as a party backdrop for your dessert table!

Aye! This here post be written, styled and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. You won’t need a spyglass to see more of her smart ideas- just sail on over to her blog!

DIY Ship's Mast Decoration Supplies


  • (2) 36” wood dowels
  • (1) 28” wood dowels
  • (1) Wood plank
  • 1 yard of fabric
  • Power drill
  • Wood Glue
  • Nails
  • Acrylic paint
  • Twine
  • Scissors

DIY Ship's Mast Decoration Tutorial Step 1

Drill a hole into the wood plank base which is the size of the center dowel. Apply wood glue in the hole to secure dowel in place. Allow it to dry.

DIY Ship's Mast Decoration Tutorial Step 2

Use a small nail to secure cross beams on the center dowel.

DIY Ship's Mast Decoration Tutorial Step 3

Paint dowels and base with brown and black acrylic paint.

Tip: it’s okay to not fully cover! Use a dry brushing technique to make it inconsistent for a more “aged” look.

Once dry, wrap twine around the crossbars to help secure and hide the nail heads.

DIY Ship's Mast Decoration Tutorial Step 4

Next, you’ll need to cut the fabric to size and hang it on the mast. You may want to take it outside and get it a little dirty so it’s not so pristine and clean, as no pirate ship ever was! Cut fabric to size. Tip: Sometimes it’s easier to rip fabric than to cut it and it creates a rough, frayed look!

Cut small holes in the fabric and use twine to secure it to the cross bars.

Goonies Party Ideas

Your pirate ship mast party accessory is complete! Decorate with a “NEVER SAY DIE” banner made of cardstock if you plan to have it as table décor at a Goonies party!

See more ideas on a party dedicated to this band of misfits from Astoria here!

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