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
- 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.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, I had glued the key and the heart to the driftwood.
- Finally, I glued the driftwood to the craft stick backer and the top of the coil.
And, here is my fun little driftwood art:
For more ideas for driftwood, check out my post on Decorating with Driftwood.