Driftwood Craft Ideas

June 2, 2013 | By | Reply More

Driftwood is a great natural wood which can be used in many different driftwood craft ideas. It has a special place in beach decorating, as it is so versatile and adds a very natural element to your home. It will also bring it so much closer to the beach.

[drift·wood – Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves.]

You can find driftwood craft ideas online and in various shops you may visit – I have found some very nice pieces in dollar shops, pharmacies and home stores.

You might be lucky enough to have pieces of driftwood at home to use for your own craft pieces, or you can simply go and buy some driftwood online and then get stuck into it.

Here I have collected some examples of driftwood craft ideas for you; hopefully these will inspire you! Like this driftwood sun found at TheGlitterGuide.com:

Driftwood Sun


This can be done also with a mirror inside, like Shirley shows how to do on AlaMode; I love this mirror!

Driftwood Mirror

Karah from The Space Between Blog shows you how to make this cute driftwood fish – easy peasy! Thanks Karah for such a fantastic inspiration and idea!

Driftwood Art DIY

This gorgeous Driftwood Log Candle Holder has been made and the process step by step recorded by Kimberley from Restoration House Blog – hats off to you, Kimberley, for creating an absolutely awesome, attention grabbing decor piece! Driftwood art at its best (to be honest – I am a sucker for candle holders any day!)

Driftwood Log Candle Holder Driftwood Log Candle Holder

Like this one, too, for example; I found it on Pinterest and tracked it back to the blog Decor4all:

Driftwood Candle DIY

From the same blog comes this super easy but so cute and charming table decor piece – what a great (and simple to recreate!) driftwood craft idea!

Driftwood Craft Ideas

Easy to do and yet beautiful are driftwood mobiles. Simply collect several different pieces of driftwood from the beach (if you don’t have them at home already) or buy natural driftwood pieces online or from a craft shop. Get some thin natural rope (you want everything to look natural), get your drill ready and get started! A great tutorial on how to make your own driftwood mobile can be found right here.

I also like this simple wall hanging very much:

Driftwood Craft Ideas

Possibly even better is this DIY driftwood photo display, found with instructions on MorningCreativity:

Driftwood Craft Ideas

Last but not least – have a look at this creation I found on the blog Seaside Style.  This octopus is made 100% out of driftwood, and I think it looks awesome! (I am glad though that we can’t read the price tag! 😉 )

Driftwood Octopus

Even if this gigantic piece might not be something for everybody to create, you can see that there are plenty of other driftwood craft ideas out there. So get into it and have some fun!

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P. S.  You might also want to check out my post on Driftwood Furniture and Accessories.

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Petra is German and absolutely loves the beach and the ocean. She is living in sunny Perth, Western Australia, with her partner, 2 children and 2 Jack Russell dogs and takes every opportunity to go for long walks at the beach, or go beach combing, or just watch the sunset at the beach with friends and a glass of wine. With this blog she wants to help you bring the precious beach into your home to relax and enjoy!

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