Good morning! I’m back today with another driftwood project, or maybe it’s another wreath project! You can see my other driftwood projects here and here and here and here. You can find the wreath projects here and here.
I had the idea to make a driftwood star. My husband cut out a wooden star for me, but when I started to lay the pieces on, I realized I didn’t have enough small pieces of driftwood. So I poked around in my garage and found a large piece of cardboard I had been saving. I figured it would work for a driftwood wreath instead. I tried a few different things to trace for my circle, and ended up with this bucket. I traced the outside of the circle first. It measures about 16 inches.
Once I had the outside circle traced, I turned the bucket over and centered it as close as I could. Then I traced the inside circle.
I cut around the outside circle first and then poked a hole in the middle and cut the inside circle. Now I had a cardboard form for my driftwood to be attached to. The edges don’t have to be perfect, since the driftwood will cover it up.
I started with the bottom layer, using bigger pieces and laying them around the edges. Once I had it the way I liked, I hot glued them on.
After the bottom layer was secure, I started adding in smaller pieces to fill in the top layer. I kept adding until I could no longer see the cardboard and it was filled in nicely.
I felt like it needed a little something more, so I added one starfish to the bottom. I hung it on an old window I have sitting on my faux mantle. The perfect coastal touch!
I thought the song ‘Down By The Bay’ was the perfect saying for my chalkboard.
A lantern with some fairy lights and a small bowl of seashell necklaces add to the beach feel.
Now I just need the warm weather to match my new wreath! Don’t you just love that really curvy weathered piece of driftwood at the bottom?
Thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you have a wonderful week!