DIY Driftwood Dreams

I’m headed out to the Oregon coast for a few days, and the last time I was out there, I brought home a little stash of driftwood. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with it, but I vaguely remembered pinning some potential driftwood projects. So I sifted through my pins, and found some intriguingly modern ways to use it that don’t involve any beach-themed rooms. I’d love to know whether you think I should give one of these driftwood projects a try when I get back.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

If you live in a place without access to driftwood, or you’re not allowed to remove it from the beach, there’s still hope for you! Here are instructions for how to give regular sticks the look of driftwood.

Driftwood Wall Hangings or Garlands

This seems as easy as drilling holes in the driftwood, and then arranging it on string in whatever way you like. You might even be able to get away without drilling holes by just knotting twine or rope around the wood.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Photo by Abi Q for Design*Sponge.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Styled by Lara Hutton, photographed by Sam McAdam.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Photo from Design*Sponge.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Photo from Domino.

Driftwood Rack, Shelf, or Hook

Driftwood can be beautiful AND useful, in a lot of different ways.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

From Sustain My Craft Habit, which includes a full tutorial.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

By designer Ben Forgey.

Mount a pretty piece of driftwood to the wall and hang your necklaces from it.

Available for purchase here.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Photo from Design*Sponge.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Turn a graceful piece or two into a shelf.Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Available for purchase here.

Hang a piece from the ceiling, then use it to hang plants, clothes, or anything else you want.

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Photo from Design*Sponge.Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Source, with tutorial (in German).

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Planter

Driftwood planters can be as simple as tucking succulents or airplants into existing nooks and crannies of big pieces, or you can glue small, straight pieces to a pot or vase for a more linear look. Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

From FarOutFlora.Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

Ideas for ways to use driftwood that works with modern decor. #DIY #driftwood

From this Apartment Therapy house tour.

Have you ever made anything with driftwood? What do you think I should make?

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