Today I’m sharing how to build your own DIY driftwood wreath finished off with some decorative air plants.
Summer and driftwood go together like popsicles and watermelon.
Hamburgers and ketchup.
Summer days and swimming.
There is a custom feel to anything you create using driftwood. It’s like each piece has it’s own story to tell. A history; a unique character.
It’s worn and it’s weathered, yet it’s stunningly beautiful.
Driftwood pieces were once part of something much larger and they’ve been whittled away over time, as they survived through goodness knows how many seasons and storms.
Maybe that’s why I love using driftwood in my summer crafts and decor; the relaxed, rustic beachy feel it exudes.
To make this summer wreath I used some driftwood that I’ve had stored up for a while…ready and waiting just for such occasions.
I played around with it until I came up with a wreath/frame like arrangement that I was happy with.
We used our nail gun (ahem… I mean, my Dad’s nail gun) to put it together. You could also use small finishing nails and a hammer, or some strong glue… but I have to tell you I’m really loving the nail gun. I definitely need to get my own!
I added a few more small pieces of driftwood to the edges of the beachy wreath – I tried using hot glue and it worked, but preferred the effect of the nail gun as it was a secure hold and difficult to see (as opposed to blobs of dry hot glue).
I finished it all off by hot gluing three faux air plants (aka Tillandsia) into the bottom corner of the wreath/frame.
If you’re looking for some of the supplies to make this yourself, then I’ve gathered some similar items together here for you…
I’m so excited that the Seasonal Simplicity series is back again! This time it’s to celebrate Summer! Today I’ve joined up with a talented group of bloggers today to share our DIY tutorials for simple and beautiful summer wreaths…