Ahoy, Matey! Today we took inspiration from our Pirate Ship Pavilion to create two fun DIYs that are sure to delight young pirates and treasure seekers alike!

At 48″ in diameter and 56″ in center height, this pavilion is large enough to accommodate a “boatload” of junior pirates.

Featuring a 100% peach skin cover with heavy-duty grommets, draped over sturdy wooden poles, the Pirate Ship Pavilion is sturdy enough to weather any storm.

The pavilion also has four windows with mesh covering that allow for plenty of ventilation and natural light while sailing the high seas.

The playful design (including a blue pirate flag!) is sure to inspire hours of nautical adventures.

But what’s a ship full of pirates without a treasure to seek? We have created a DIY treasure map and gold coin satchel to enhance any pirate-themed adventure! Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Large sheet of brown felt
  • Dinner plate or frying pan
  • Sharpie
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Jute

Trace around the dinner plate or frying pan with a Sharpie and then mark out two dots every three inches around the perimeter of the circle.

Cut around the circle.

Cut out each of the denoted holes with a hole punch.

Take a long strand of jute and thread it through each of the holes.

Once the jute has been threaded all the way around the felt, cinch the strand together to close the bag, and then fill with gold candy coins!


  • Large brown paper bag
  • Sharpie pens (red and black)
  • Bowl of water
  • Scissors

Cut out a large oval from a paper bag and tear the ends to give the treasure map a worn look. From there, use the Sharpie pens to draw out the map.

Once the map is complete, crumple the paper into a ball.

Open up the crumpled paper and place it in water for a few minutes to add to the aged quality of the map.

Remove the paper from the water and lay flat to dry. Once the map is dry, it will look like an authentic treasure map that a pirate would use to locate gold!

Once the map is drawn and the satchels are sewn, hide the gold coins and have your little ones use the map to track down their tasty treasure!

Using the map as the guide and the satchel for collecting coins, this adventure is sure to delight pirates of all ages! Anchors aweigh!


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