50 Ways To Put The Spotlight On DIY Driftwood Art

Some things are just meant to be used as decorations. For example, who could resist and charm and beauty of driftwood?

There are so many wonderful ways in which you can turn driftwood into amazing ornaments for your home. Each piece of driftwood is unique, shaped by nature and the elements. You just have to find a way to display the beauty of driftwood art in the most suitable way.

50 Examples of Amazing Driftwood Art

1. Driftwood Candle Holder

Driftwood votive candle holder

A driftwood candle holder is a very simple project so let’s start with that. Here’s what you’ll need for the project: glass votive candle holders, some 2’’-3’’ of driftwood, a hot glue gun, twine, and sea glass, or other similar decorations. Maybe you can find some of these things next time you visit the beach. {found on sustainmycrafthabit}.

2. Driftwood Wreath

Driftwood-Wreath front door

For the front door, you could make a beautiful driftwood wreath. For that, you’ll need a bunch of small pieces of driftwood, a grapevine wreath, and some burlap or lace which you use You can find out more about this project from the description featured on Kleinworthco. Feel free to improvise and add your own touch to the design.

3. Driftwood Plant Pot

Driftwood planter

Another creative use for driftwood is featured on Creativeinchicago. This is a driftwood plant pot and if you want to make something similar you’ll require a large pot or container, acrylic paint, a sponge brush, driftwood scraps, and a hot glue gun. You could also use twigs instead of driftwood but the look but be a bit different in that case.

4. Driftwood Air Plant Arrangement

driftwood to make a beautiful arrangement

You only need a small piece of driftwood to make a beautiful arrangement like the one we found on joyusgarden. Apart from that, you’ll also need succulent and air plant cuttings. You can also use some moss to complete your design as well as other things you can find in the garden.

5. Driftwood Jewelry Hanger

Driftwood jewelry hanger

If you could find a slightly larger piece of driftwood you could turn that into a nice jewelry holder for your necklaces and bracelets. All you have to do is hang the wood somewhere using some rope or cord and then add some knobs or screw-in hooks. You can see how it would look like on Mintedstrawberry.

6. Round Driftwood Mirror

Impressive driftwood mirror

With enough pieces of driftwood, you could cover the frame of a mirror and give it a beautiful coastal look. In case you need some inspiration look at the starburst mirror featured on Sustainmycrafthabit. The project started with a round mirror and a piece of wood larger than its circumference. They were glued together and then all the wood pieces were added. We love the inconsistency of their lengths.

7. Driftwood Centerpiece

Succulent driftwood arrangement

How about a beautiful centerpiece for the table? You could make one out of driftwood and small succulents or air plants. The hardest part is finding the right piece of driftwood so if you already have that it all becomes a piece of cake. You can make some holes in the wood if the crevices aren’t large enough for the succulents to fit in. {found on joyusgarden}.

8. Driftwood Wall Hanging

Nautical driftwood heart rocks

Maybe you’d love to add some nautical charm to your bedroom or some other area of your home. In that case, you could make a cute little mobile like the one featured on Sustainmycrafthabit. This one is made from a small piece of driftwood, some rocks and sea glass, and thin wire. You can either drill holes in the rocks and glass or just wrap the wire around them.

9. Decorative Driftwood Stacks

Driftwood succulent plants

Bring a little bit of nature into your home and make the décor and ambiance more zen and relaxed. It doesn’t take much to do that. For example, you could just gather some flat rocks and stack them on your desk or maybe a small piece of driftwood to which you can add a small air plant. (found on sustainmycrafthabit}.

10. Driftwood Christmas Ornaments

Driftwood christmas tree ornament

There are plenty of other ways in which to use driftwood, including some seasonal ideas like the one on sustainmycrafthabit. Check out this lovely Christmas tree ornament. It’s made from a bunch of driftwood pieces connected with wire in the shape of a tree. You could also add a decorative bead at the top.

11. Driftwood Christmas Tree

Driftwood Christmas Tree for Porch

Here’s another Christmassy craft. It’s a project similar to the previous one but in this case, the tree is bigger. To make one just like that you’ll need plenty of driftwood in various lengths, a rod for the center of the tree, a base, and a drill. The base could be a small tree stump. You can decorate this rustic tree as usual or leave it as such. {found on sustainmycrafthabit}.

12. Painted Driftwood Mount

Painted driftwood

A simpler idea can be to just display an interesting-looking piece of driftwood on one of the walls in your home. You could make it look more eye-catching by painting it. For example, the tutorial on Domesticbliss2 suggests using gold spray paint and tape to give the wood a half-and-half look.

13. Driftwood Vase Display

Driftwood pompom garland

Or perhaps you’d like to make a nice vase display. You could use some thin branches or some driftwood similar to the one on Sustainmycrafthabit. Decorate the branches with pom-poms. You can make these out of colored yarn using a fork. It’s a pretty simple project and the decoration would last for a long time.

14. Driftwood Fiber Craft Art

Wall driftwood decoration

The most common way to display driftwood is on the wall. But while sometimes it can be enough to just put up the piece and then admire it, that’s not always the case. Sometimes a better idea is to make something a bit more complex like these decorations featured on Islaura. These are made using small pieces of driftwood and yarn or something similar.

15. Driftwood Garland and Sign

Driftwood wall sign

Another type of wall decoration involving driftwood can be a sign like the one on Squirrellyminds. You just need to find a piece of somewhat flat driftwood so visit the beach and test your luck. After that, just paint something on it or use a template to write a message. You could just freehand something for a more authentic look.

16. Driftwood Cattail Display

Driftwood cattails porch decor

Of course, you can also make something beautiful for your porch, deck or even for your garden. How about this driftwood and cattail ornament features on Sustainmycrafthabit? You could easily make something like this if you could find an old log or some driftwood. Decorate it with succulents and drill some holes for the stalks.

17. Driftwood Mobile

colorful driftwood mobile

The colorful driftwood mobile featured on Morningcreativity could look wonderful above the staircase or in the void created by some spiraling stairs. You could also just hang it from the ceiling somewhere. All you need for this are two pieces of driftwood, some fishing line, and felt balls in different colors. You could just make pom-poms instead if you want.

18. Driftwood Towel Rack

Towel beach rack

Make a driftwood towel rack for your pool house or your bathroom. It would be a nice coastal accent that would make the space look chic and casual. To make the rack you’ll need a large piece of driftwood, preferably with a flat side, a drill, screws, lacquer finish, and hooks. {found on sustainmycrafthabit}.

19. Driftwood Necklace Holder

Driftwood Necklace hanger

A single piece of driftwood with an intricate shape could be just what you need to make a necklace hanger. It would look similar to the one on Cucicucicoo. You can just mount this on a wall or place it somewhere handy. Also, you can paint it or decorate it in lots of different ways.

20. Driftwood Jewelry Organizer

Driftwood jewelry organizer

If you want to make a jewelry organizer, first you need to decide how big you want it to be. This way you can look for a piece of driftwood that has the right size. The one we found on Cancandancer would be just right for around six necklaces. Make two rope loops and attach them to the back of the driftwood so you can hang it on the wall and space out the hooks evenly for a nice look.

21. Driftwood Sailboat Decoration

driftwood sailboats design

We found this quirky decoration on Akamatra. It’s a sailboat and it has a simple and very raw and authentic look. It’s made out of driftwood and the sail is a piece of white fabric. In addition to these things, you’ll also need a hot glue gun and scissors to make a similar decoration. You could display this on a shelf or mantel.

22. Driftwood Scarf Racks

Painted driftwood hanger

Driftwood hangers and racks are pretty popular and that’s because they’re both easy to make and practical. So here we are with another example. The hanger is featured on Thesweetestdigs. To recreate the project you need a piece of driftwood or a branch, paint in two or more different colors, painter’s tape, and screw-in hooks. Use tape to create a pattern for the design.

23. Driftwood Bag Storage

Driftwood wall hanger

We also found a driftwood wall hanger on Sparkandchemistry. This one is great for bags and other accessories. You can add something like this to your entryway and it would look lovely. You can either use paint or colored twine or thread to decorate the driftwood pieces. Look some an interesting-looking piece of wood that also has the right shape.

24. Striped Driftwood Wall Hanger

Modern painted driftwood hanger

The last driftwood hanger we’ll include here is the one featured on Lovelyindeed. It looks pretty chic and colorful. It’s up to you to decide how big or small you make yours. Just look for an appropriate piece of driftwood and let the project take shape. Use tape and tape to create a beautiful design or some simple stripes.

25. Driftwood Succulent Planter

Driftwood succulent planter

We also noticed that driftwood planters are pretty popular as well. It’s usually air plants and small succulents that can be used for this sort of project. You can create some pretty wonderful displays with these things. Check out the example on Succulentsandsunshine for a taste of beauty.

26. Driftwood Floating Shelf

Driftwood shelf

Let’s also have a look at something a bit different like this driftwood floating shelf we found on Lottsandlots. It’s a pretty straightforward project. Take a piece of driftwood and cut it to the desired size. Drill some holes close to the ends and then screw the shelf into the wall.

27. Driftwood Lego Mobile

LEgo driftwood mobile

A Lego mobile can look cute and playful and you could turn that into a decoration for the nursery or the kids’ room. You don’t need to make anything complicated. You can just use a twig or a piece of driftwood and some thread. Attach two pieces of Lego and catch the end of the thread between them. Make six of these things and then tie them all onto the branch. {found on morningcreativity}.

28. Driftwood Baby Mobile

Baby mobile from driftwood

Similarly, you can make a beautiful baby mobile using some driftwood. We found this nice example on Monringcreativity. It’s made out of four pieces of driftwood of increasingly smaller lengths and some heart-shaped ornaments which were made out of Hama beads. Apart from these things you only need some twine or thread.

29. Driftwood Beach Wreath

Beach themed driftwood wreath

If you like the idea of a beach-themed décor then perhaps you’d also like to make a driftwood wreath. You could decorate it with shells, sea stars and all sorts of other things you usually find on the beach. You could even make a banner for the wreath. In fact, the design featured on Authentiquepaper would be simply perfect.

30. Driftwood Photo Display

Driftwood photo art display

This driftwood photo display could be crafted in just a few minutes. You just need to get all the supplies ready. You’ll need two pieces of driftwood (you could also use two twigs or branches), some thread, photos, and mini clothespins. Also, a drill is required to make two holes in each piece of wood. Run the thread through these holes and make knots to keep the driftwood pieces level. Then attach the photos. {found on morningcreativity}.

31. Driftwood Shadow Box

Framed driftwood pieces

The framed driftwood pieces featured on Fraise-basilic are a really inexpensive and interesting-looking example of unique home décor. You can adjust the design however you want. For example, use more pieces of driftwood or use a bigger frame for bigger ornaments. Actually, a shadowbox could also be a good option in this case.

32. Driftwood Sphere

Driftwood orb dIY

And speaking of unique decorations, check out this eye-catching sphere we found on Creativeinchicago. It’s made from a bunch of small driftwood pieces. They need to be short but can have different lengths. To get the shape right, use an inflatable beach ball. Glue all the driftwood pieces around the ball to be able to keep its shape, and when you’re done, deflate the ball and remove it from inside the sphere.

33. Driftwood Chandelier

Outdoor Driftwood chandelier

For the outdoors, you could make a driftwood chandelier like the one on Greenweddingshoes. Actually, you could also use it indoors or turn it into a table centerpiece or a decoration for the fireplace mantel. You’ll need a large piece of driftwood like a log piece, a drill, some candles, and small succulents. Make holes in the driftwood so you can insert the candles and plants. You can then hang it with rope.

34. DIY Driftwood Table

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Driftwood tables are one of the larger driftwood art pieces you can install in your home, but they’re bound to make an interesting focal point in any interior design. This driftwood table at A Bubbly Life is easy to put together with some driftwood and a round table glass top. Staining or varnishing the driftwood can add an extra layer of refinement to the look of the table for more sophisticated interior designs.

35. Driftwood Lawn Chair

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Driftwood art doesn’t have to be confined to the indoors. Incorporating driftwood furniture in your patio and lawn furniture as well as your interior spaces can help carry a nautical theme throughout your house. This DIY driftwood lawn chair tutorial from Instructables requires some basic carpentry skills to pull off, but the end design is well worth the effort. The resulting lawn chairs are perfect for the deck of an oceanfront or lakeside home.

36. Driftwood Lamp

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Driftwood lamps are a good way to show off driftwood art because the light from the lamp forms a natural spotlight on the driftwood base. There are many different designs for driftwood lamps, but this DIY lamp from Scavenger Chic is a good beginner’s project since it requires no wiring skills. This makes it easy even for DIY novices to create a driftwood masterpiece for their bedroom or living room.

37. DIY Rectangular Driftwood Mirror

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Driftwood framed mirrors are the perfect way to add that beachy vibe you’ve been wanting to add to your home decor. It’s also fun to add little nautical accents to the mirrored frame, such as dried starfish and small shells, to give the frame a personalized touch. Creating a DIY rectangular driftwood framed mirror like these frames from Beach Bliss Living is super simple. All you have to do is find a cheap framed wooden mirror in the size that you want and then hot glue small driftwood pieces across the front.

38. Driftwood Pendant Light

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Driftwood pendant lights are a good way to fuse the natural elements introduced by driftwood into a more industrial design. Unlike floor lamps and table lamps, pendant lamps hung from the ceiling create a softer, cozier ambient lighting rather than spotlighting certain points of the room. This simple driftwood pendant lamp from Creative Cables is a good basic design for setting up beachy pendant lighting in your own home.

39. Driftwood Hanging Macrame Planter

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Other than lighting options, another way that crafters like to incorporate driftwood art into home decor is to plant things on it. An easy DIY project using driftwood is to create a hanging planter using woven macrame. These macrame driftwood hangers from Cedarbrook Crafts are a great way to hang smaller plants (avoid plants that are too heavy) while adding a bohemian vibe to your home decor. There are a few specialty knots to learn to pull off this planter, but nothing too complicated.

40. Driftwood Shelves

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Driftwood shelves are great for adding extra storage to any space in your home while also sticking with a beach or nautical theme in your decor. The advantage of this DIY project from Crafts Zen is that it’s both easy and affordable. A tip for making driftwood shelves look good is to paint the support brackets so that they blend into the wall behind the shelf. This can help give it a more seamless look and keep the driftwood in the center spotlight.

41. Driftwood Key Holder

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Building a launch pad near the front door entry with key storage and a place to sit other items that need to be carried daily helps with organization and can help make your foyer look more stylish too. This driftwood key holder from the Decoratorist gives your entryway a beachside look and also serves the practical purpose of giving you a place to store your keys. If you routinely keep them in the same place, you’ll always know where they are!

42. Driftwood Clothes Rail

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Open clothes storage has gained popularity over the past several years in interior design, especially in spaces that lack traditional closets. This driftwood clothes rail at 91 Magazine can help you keep clothing organized without sacrificing style. It’s a good idea to limit the clothing on this rail to light garments such as beach cover-ups or swimsuits to avoid overloading and breaking it. 

43. Driftwood Coffee Table

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

A driftwood coffee table is a little bit advanced for a DIY project, but it’s a good way for a crafter to build up their woodworking skills. This DIY driftwood coffee table at Charleston Crafted is a good way to dip your toes into carpentry and add some beachy vibes to your living room at the same time. Even though you have to do some woodworking for this project, the only tools required are a hand saw and a power drill.

44. Floating Driftwood Shelf

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Floating shelves like these DIY shelves from Hawk Hill are popular for storing small objects in several rooms in interior design, and driftwood floating shelves can add storage to your rooms without the bulk of full bookshelves taking up floor space. The key to creating floating shelves is to hide the supporting hardware so that the viewer’s eye is drawn naturally to the driftwood and not the unnatural elements of the shelf.

45. DIY Driftwood Coat Hanger
DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Accessories like cardigans, beach hats, and cover-ups seem to multiply when you’re at a beachfront property. This DIY driftwood coat rack at Instructables is a cool way to keep hats and other items up off the floor. Driftwood hat racks give the room a more casual air than traditional wooden and metallic hat racks, and you can design them to take up as little or as much space as you want.

46. DIY Driftwood Nightstand

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

DIY driftwood nightstands such as this nightstand at driftwood coffee tables or chairs, but you still have to take care to make sure the nightstand is well-crafted so that it can safely support items on top of it. The key is to cut each of the driftwood legs to a consistent height so that the nightstand sits level with the floor. Many kinds of driftwood can be used in these tables as long as each leg is around the same size. 

47. Easy Driftwood Anchor

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

For navy veterans or anyone going for a nautical theme in their home, these simple DIY driftwood anchors at Little Things are a great way to infuse some driftwood art into your decor while staying with a sailor’s aesthetic. The size of this driftwood anchor can be adjusted depending on where you want to install it in your home.

48. DIY Driftwood Basket

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

Many crafters may not associate driftwood with baskets since baskets usually imply weaving, but driftwood can be installed outside of a cheap basket to give it a fresh beachy look. This DIY driftwood basket upcycle from The Wood Grain Cottage is a good way to change up the look of a basket to make it fit in better with a lakefront or beachside theme in your decor.

49. Driftwood Gift Crate

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

These DIY driftwood gift crates at Pretty Handy Girl make perfect handcrafted gifts for the holidays, but they’re also a good way to inject some driftwood art into your own home decor scheme. The small size of these gift crates is perfect for organizing office supplies on a desk or knick-knacks on a nightstand or side table. Driftwood gift crates can also be mounted on the wall to create vertical storage too.

50. DIY Driftwood Seahorse

DIY Driftwood Seahorse

The tutorial at Creative In Chicago teaches you how to make a DIY driftwood seahorse to decorate your beachside property or just a room with an ocean theme, but the basic process for creating it can be used to create a driftwood design with just about any animal silhouette or other shape. This makes it a flexible project, even if you prefer octopuses or starfish to seahorses.

Driftwood is one of the most versatile materials that a crafter can work with, and upcycling abandoned driftwood is a resourceful way to bring new life to the wood. The natural look of driftwood looks great in coastal or nautical decor, but it can also add an organic pop to many different interior design themes. For crafters who are wanting to get into their own DIY furniture and decor, creating driftwood art is the perfect path to jumping in feet first.