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
The beauty of driftwood is in the soft colors, shapes and edges. Because of this, any project involving driftwood is an appealing work of art.
Not everything you do with driftwood has to be a complicated project. Sometimes it is all in the display.
The look of this planters pot is so artistic and you won’t believe how easy it is to make! Because the pot base is a recycled plastic container, the project is also very budget friendly.
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!
A long smooth piece of driftwood makes the perfect anchor for three hanging pendant lights. I love the rustic look of this.
DIY Driftwood Fish Picture
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.
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!
Finally, use a long piece as rustic wall trim with hooks for keys or other small items.
I hope you have been inspired!