Driftwood Sunburst Wreath for Beachy, Summer Decor

Driftwood Sunburst Wreath for Beachy, Summer Decor

Up until 2009, I’d always lived near a shoreline- half my life along the shores of Lake Michigan, and half my life bouncing between the Gulf and the Atlantic in Florida. Though I now feel settled and home in the foothills of the Appalachians, I do have fond memories of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan. Maybe not quite as exotic as a tropical locale, but full of treasures- crinoid bits, pretty Petoskey stones, beautiful beachglass, and gorgeous pieces of driftwood.

A biologist in the making I was…and to this day, I still prefer a rough-and-tumble beach full of peculiar treasures over a pristine beach studded with condos.

To celebrate summer, I decided I wanted a driftwood wreath- and a “sunburst” of driftwood seemed quintessentially summer. I found this terrific shop on Etsy, Driftwood Amour, for my wreath components. The pieces she sent me were gorgeous- smooth and varied just enough to keep the wreath unique and purposefully imperfect.

Pieces of driftwood from the beach to be repurposed as DIY sunburst summer wreath by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Driftwood in a box!

So I gathered all of my materials. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

  • Driftwood pieces
  • Flat cardboard
  • Plates (11” and 8”) for tracing
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter
  • Self-healing mat
  • Glue gun
  • Jute twine
  • Paint and sponge (optional)

First, I needed a cardboard ring for my base. I put an 11-inch dinner plate on a flattened box, and traced it out.

Creating a cardboard ring base for my DIY driftwood sunburst wreath for summer decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Wreath Base: Step 1

After cutting out my 11-inch circle, I then traced a smaller, just-shy-of-eight-inches plate within my 11” circle, and removed it CAREFULLY with a box cutter.

Creating a cardboard ring base for my DIY driftwood sunburst wreath for summer decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Wreath Base: Step 2

Creating a cardboard ring base for my DIY driftwood sunburst wreath for summer decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Wreath Base: Step 3

When all was said and done, I had a wide cardboard ring base that I could adhere my driftwood to.

Creating a cardboard ring base for my DIY driftwood sunburst wreath for summer decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Wreath Base: Done!

Because our front door is a scarlet red, I did a quick paint job on the ring- totally optional but it hides the cardboard well.

Creating a DIY Driftwood Sunburst wreath for beach-style summer door decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A pretty close match!

After arranging the driftwood on the ring exactly as I desired, I hot glued those suckers to the now-red ring.

Creating a DIY Driftwood Sunburst wreath for beach-style summer door decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Almost ready to hang!

When all the driftwood was adhered to the cardboard ring, I tied a loop of jute twine around the ring and hung it on our bright red door!

Creating a DIY Driftwood Sunburst wreath for beach-style summer door decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gorgeous- beachy keen!

Of course, for the time being, our door is still rocking the April showers umbrella…but come Memorial Day weekend, this will greet our visitors!

Craft on!

S


PIN ME! Creating a DIY Driftwood Sunburst wreath for beach-style summer door decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Having lived at the beach most of my life as well, I have a fondness for beach finds. I love your driftwood wreath. It definitely represents summer to me.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Adina! I love that you love it- and it was crazy easy to make once you have the right pieces of driftwood. Definitely a statement piece- though just about everything on a red door pops!!

  2. I am in love with this! I definitely don’t have any driftwood near me (We live in central Illinois) I wonder if I could recreate something similar

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Dominque- thank you for the sweet comment! I’m originally from outside of Chicago and used to go to Springfield every year for the state fair- nice to meet another Illinois gal! I bought my driftwood from a great Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/DriftwoodAmour)…so she does all the hard work for you. 🙂

  3. therealsummer2013 says:

    Wow that is so simple and pretty. I’m going to pin it and try it for later this summer with my kids. thanks for sharing 🙂

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you for the sweet comment! And it’s really easy once you have your driftwood- good luck and let me know how it turns out!

  4. Great idea for making the ring disappear! I love the driftwood! Thanks for the link. Julia

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Hi, Julia! Believe it or not, painting it was a last minute decision!! But I’m very glad I did. 🙂

  5. I love this wreath and easy enough for the kids to make one too. thanks for sharing visiting from create link inspire have a great day

  6. This is so pretty – would look so fun on a beach cabin!

  7. Pretty! It reminds me of a driftwood sunburst mirror I saw at the beach last summer. 🙂
    Found you at Showlicious 🙂

  8. juliaklimek says:

    If you have’t already, come link up at the Merry Monday Linky every Sunday at 6 pm PST. I would love to have you. Julia

  9. That is a gorgeous wreath! Great tutorial too-thanks!

    Popping via Katherine’s blog hop.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  10. I love this wreath! It’s gorgeous! I just happen to be at the beach this weekend so I will definitely pick up some driftwood while I am here. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.
    Sonja at http://www.sustainmycrafthabit.com

  11. Amanda Kolb says:

    Love it! Such a unique and inviting wreath. Pinned! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  12. What a great idea! It’s so simple but has such a big impact. I can’t wait to make one! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! See you next time!

  13. What a great wreath — and a great idea. (And, I LOVE your red door. I think I need to see if my hubby would let me paint ours red . . .) Thanks so much for sharing at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party.

  14. swatkins827 says:

    Great idea! I have a few pieces of drift wood floating around the house which would be perfect for this craft! Thanks for sharing with us at Friday Favorites. I also welcome you to share it on my DIY Wall Art Blog hop going on now! http://www.casawatkins.net/2015/07/diy-wall-art-blog-hop-doily-medallion.html

  15. Jann Olson says:

    Fun idea for summer! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  16. This is cool! So unique!

    By the way, I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.

    Jennifer

  17. Beautiful! I love it!! Thank you for linking up with Idea Box. (Psssst. This will be featured there).

  18. oh so lovely and so easy to make! Kristina will want one for sure for her new beach theme house! you are so creative and everything you share is so lovely 🙂

  19. This is so pretty! And I’m totally on my way to check out the wood site.

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