Pirate Ship Center piece

You may or may not know but I work for the High School here.
We are they Cyprus Pirates.

So what does that have to do with anything?

Its graduation this week and last Tuesday it was our Senior's Award Night.
On Monday I was asked if I could come up with some decorations for the tables.
Here is what they told me:
*We don't really have a budget for this so we need to keep it as inexpensive as possible
* We don't have a lot of time (two days) so they need to be simple and quick
* We have 24 tables
*We want a pirate theme and gold coins.


SVG Attic to the rescue.  I went to the website and found some fun pirate files and this is what I came up with.

To create the ship I used the  SDS Pirate Ship file 

 I started with a very basic box shape.
Open the pirate ship file and size it as needed (mine stands about 8" tall).
Cut out two ships with all the pieces, be sure to mirror one of the ships.
Ink all of the flags and assemble adding the flags with foam pop dots.

To finish it, I added the skull from the SDS Skull Medallion (cut from vinyl or as a print and cut) to the middle flag and then tied kite string  around the flag polls.


To finish. add the ships to two opposite  sides of the box.

For a little more at the table I created place cards with the SDS skull medallions, using our school colors. To finish it all up I made a few more medallions to place on the table with the gold coins.

The boxes were also filled with gold coins but I forgot to get a picture before they were all eaten. 

It was a simple project but I was able to get all 24 tables done with time to spare; and got lots of compliments when it was all said and done (bonus points with the boss!)

Tracy Rushton

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