What to do with Driftwood

What to do with Driftwood

Driftwood is the term used for wood that has washed ashore on a beach, river, or other body of water.

I'm going to be honest. I may have gotten a bit overexcited when I saw all the driftwood by the river on our property. And now I have multiple boxes filled with it.

So what can you do with it?

Arts and Crafts

Starting with the smaller pieces, these are simple DIY crafts that your kids (and you!) can do at home!


Driftwood Strand

Driftwood strand
Image by Bored Art.

I can personally vouch for this one as a great way to spend time with kids. I would work on these with my grandma and my little cousins with pieces we found on the beach. Both the collecting and the making was enjoyable!



Driftwood letters
Image by Bored Art.

A great way to get creative with shapes. You can spell out your name, or a family member. This makes for a cute gift as well!


Home Decor

Now we have the bigger pieces. Any home could use a rustic touch, and here are some great ideas for that.



Driftwood shelf
Image by Bored Art.

A few pieces go a long way! All you need is some glue and a place to put this beautiful shelf!

Driftwood Wreathe

Driftwood wreathe
Image by Sustain My Craft Habit.

Check out this neat wreathe tutorial by Sustain My Craft Habit. You can also make this with smaller pieces.


Plant Holder

Air plant holder
Image by Amber Oliver.

This can be done in multiple ways! You can use a piece to place succulents or other hardy plants in the wood itself. Or, you can hang pots from branch. Check out this awesome tutorial for air plants and succulents by Amber Oliver.


Standing Pieces

Don't want to do any work on the piece? That's no problem, leave it as is! Make sure to remove the sand and debris by blasting air into it.

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