33 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 that beauty in the most suitable way.

Driftwood votive candle holderView in gallery

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}.

Driftwood-Wreath front doorView in gallery

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.

Driftwood planterView in gallery

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.

driftwood to make a beautiful arrangementView in gallery

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.

Driftwood jewelry hangerView in gallery

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.

Impressive driftwood mirrorView in gallery

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 inconsistence of their lengths.

Succulent driftwood arrangementView in gallery

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}.

Nautical driftwood heart rocksView in gallery

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 wire around them.

Driftwood succulent plantsView in gallery

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}.

Driftwood christmas tree ornamentView in gallery

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.

Driftwood Christmas Tree for PorchView in gallery

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}.

Painted driftwoodView in gallery

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.

Driftwood pompom garlandView in gallery

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.

Wall driftwood decorationView in gallery

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.

Driftwood wall signView in gallery

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.

Driftwood cattails porch decorView in gallery

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.

colorful driftwood mobileView in gallery

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 is two pieces of driftwood, some fishing line and felt balls in different colors. You could just make pom-poms instead if you want.

Towel beach rackView in gallery

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}.

Driftwood Necklace hangerView in gallery

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.

Driftwood jewelry organizerView in gallery

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.

driftwood sailboats designView in gallery

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.

Painted driftwood hangerView in gallery

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.

Driftwood wall hangerView in gallery

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.

Modern painted driftwood hangerView in gallery

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.

Driftwood succulent planterView in gallery

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 projects. You can create some pretty wonderful displays with these things. Check out the example on Succulentsandsunshine for a taste of beauty.

Driftwood shelfView in gallery

Let’s also have a look at something a bit different like this driftwood floating shelf we found on Lottsandlots. It’s a pretty straight-forward 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.

LEgo driftwood mobileView in gallery

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}.

Baby mobile from driftwoodView in gallery

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.

Beach themed driftwood wreathView in gallery

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.

Driftwood photo art displayView in gallery

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}.

Framed driftwood piecesView in gallery

The framed driftwood pieces featured on Fraise-basilic are a really inexpensive and interesting-looking example or 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.

Driftwood orb dIYView in gallery

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 contain in inside and when you’re done blow up the ball and remove it.

Outdoor Driftwood chandelierView in gallery

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.