Driftwood is a gorgeous way to bring the outdoors into your home. The matte texture, warm colors, and rough edges provide a wonderful, rustic feel that’s both cozy and chic. Driftwood is a favorite interior design element because it’s so versatile. These DIY driftwood craft ideas would work in a minimalist modern home, a cozy eclectic space, or with a traditional nautical theme.
6 Dazzling DIY Driftwood Craft Ideas for Inexpensive Rustic Chic Charm
These are 6 of our favorite DIY driftwood projects that you can do in an afternoon… seriously! Driftwood is a rough, uneven material so you don’t have to be precise with these crafts. In fact, with these projects the more uneven the better. Because you don’t have to be exact, these are great crafting projects for beginners as well.
These driftwood craft ideas also don’t require many materials so now grab yourself a glass of wine and let’s get crafty!
1. 10 Minute DIY Driftwood Vase Project
This is fantastic because it’s so darn simple. You can use any cylindrical vase for this. Clear glass is a classic, but it would also look amazing with turquoise or cobalt sea glass! The contrast of the driftwood, the soft flowers, and the bright green stems is absolutely stunning.
2. Cute Nautical Theme DIY Driftwood Artwork
Driftwood doesn’t have to be a nautical theme, but when it is don’t be afraid to have some fun with it! This is a playful, whimsical idea that doesn’t sacrifice elegance (which is a tough line to walk). A piece like this would look just as good above a mantel in a living room or on the wall in a kids room.
3. Seashell Inspired Wire and Driftwood Votive Holder
This is a really cute way to mix up a grouping of candles. Candles smell amazing but can look sort of plain by themselves. A little decorative driftwood with a seashell or two will perk them right up!
4. Minimalist DIY Driftwood Wind Chime Outdoor Art
If you’re like us, you love the look of wind chimes but after a while, the sound can drive you a little crazy. This is the perfect solution. The mini “stack” of driftwood sways in the breeze without making a sound. It’s a really lovely idea for a porch decoration, or even for an indoor arrangement!
5. Bright Colorful Hand Painted Driftwood Wall Hanging
This project would be really fun to do with kids. It’s colorful and eclectic and a little bohemian! You can use many colors like they did here, or stick to a palette that matches your decor. If you like this look you could even scale it up with larger sections of driftwood for more of a statement piece of art.
6. Bold Oversized Driftwood with Macrame Art
As DIY driftwood craft ideas go this one takes a little more skills, but you don’t have to limit yourself to macrame. You could also use this idea to hang tribal print fabric, or a woven rug…get creative! The point is that you don’t have to “hide” where your wall art hangs. You can put up a big piece of driftwood using wall mounts and let the other pieces hang from it.