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Decorating With Driftwood

I have been enjoying collecting driftwood lately.  All of the various shapes and sizes, that have been smoothed out by the water, are fun to look at and admire.  Figuring out how to display all that wood can get a little mind boggling though!

I actually love the look of the wood on its own, in a basket of some sort or laid out on a shelf or mantel, but there are other ways of decorating with driftwood that are a little more creative.

This collection of ideas will help to inspire you if you want to use your driftwood in a project or really highlight a piece or two in your decorating.

Ideas For Decorating With Driftwood:  (find the tutorials by clicking the on the blog link or image)

1.  Handmade driftwood star by The Handmade Home -

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how to make a driftwood star by The Handmade Home

This star project is a great way to use up a bunch of those small pieces of driftwood plus it makes a wonderful display piece!

2.  Driftwood pedant light base by Grace Laced -

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Pendant light base by Grace Laced

A long smooth piece of driftwood makes the perfect anchor for three hanging pendant lights.  I love the rustic look of this.

3.  DIY driftwood fish picture by Iyoodle -

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diy driftwood fish by Iyoodle

For the real tiny pieces of driftwood, this abstract fish picture is ideal.  A shadow box, paint and several small pieces of driftwood are all that is needed to create this work of art.

4.  Driftwood candle holders by The Gold Jelly Bean -

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DIY driftwood candle holders by The Gold Jelly Bean

I think everyone likes candle holders of some type in their home.  This is an easy way to get a unique and decorative candle holder using driftwood.  You can have fun picking through your favorite shapes for this one!

5.  DIY driftwood wall hook by Shelterness -

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DIY driftwood wall hook by Shelterness

Finally, use a long piece as rustic wall trim with hooks for keys or other small items.

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!