My Driftwood Art Project

There have been many times that I have walked along a beach or river and have come across a cool piece of driftwood that I just had to save.  There is something about the smoothed out texture and interesting shapes that almost require the use in some sort of decoration.

I have been happy just displaying the driftwood in baskets but I thought I would try something a little different with one piece.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would do a “key to my heart” themed driftwood art project.

The materials I used were:

  • a flat piece of driftwood
  • a vintage inspired key
  • a glass heart with word art glued to the back
  • an industrial coil
  • a wooden craft stick
  • metallic craft paint in sterling silver mixed with umber
  • E6000 craft glue
  • gloss varnish
  1. First, I applied a coat of varnish to my rusty industrial coil to seal and protect it.  This also ensures that none of the rust would rub off.
  2. The craft stick goes inside the coil to act as a back support for the driftwood.  I first painted it with a mixture of the sterling silver and umber paint to somewhat match the coil.  Once the paint was dry, I inserted the stick into the coil and glued it to the edge of the coil with E600o glue.
  3. Meanwhile, I had glued the key and the heart to the driftwood.
  4. Finally, I glued the driftwood to the craft stick backer and the top of the coil.

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And, here is my fun little driftwood art:

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For more ideas for driftwood, check out my post on Decorating with Driftwood.



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