Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Beach Decor on the Front Door

Driftwood Wreath for Coastal Beach Decor on the Front Door

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. My fondest beach memories are those of the windswept, deserted beaches in Southwest Michigan. Maybe not quite as exotic as a tropical locale, but full of treasures- crinoid fossils, pretty Petoskey stones, beautiful beach glass, and gorgeous pieces of driftwood. And to celebrate those memories, I decided to make a driftwood wreath for our front door this summer.

But first, I needed driftwood pieces to create my vision! After searching online, I found several shops on Etsy that had driftwood for sale. These are the pieces I purchased- smooth and varied just enough to keep the wreath unique and purposefully imperfect.

Driftwood for sale or driftwood pieces that will become a driftwood wreath or beach wreath by Sadie Seasongoods

Now I could get to work on my drift wood wreath! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Using Driftwood Pieces to Make a Driftwood Wreath

First, I gathered all of my materials:

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

Making a cardboard ring to attach the driftwood pieces to for making a sunburst pattern for a driftwood wreath by Sadie Seasongoods

Then, I carefully cut out my 11-inch circle of cardboard.

Cutting out cardboard base for driftwood wreath or drift wood wreath as a summer craft by Sadie Seasongoods

After that, I traced a smaller, just-shy-of-eight-inches plate in the center of my 11” circle.

Using dinner plates to trace out a cardboard ring to use as for a driftwood wreath or drift wood decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Next, I removed it CAREFULLY with a box cutter so that I was left with a flat, round ring of cardboard. This would be the base that I could adhere my driftwood pieces to in order to create a sunburst pattern for a driftwood wreath.

Cardboard ring to use for drift wood wreath or beach wreath made with driftwood pieces by Sadie Seasongoods

Updated craft tip – a floral craft ring (like one of these) would be a fabulous (and sturdier) substitute for cardboard!

Because our front door is a scarlet red, I did a quick paint job on the ring. This was a totally optional step but I figured it would camouflage any cardboard that might peek out between the driftwood pieces.

Painted cardboard ring to match red front door for driftwood wreath or drift wood wreath by Sadie Seasongoods

After arranging the driftwood on the ring exactly as I desired, I hot glued them in place.

Beach wreath or drift wood wreath in a sunburst pattern made from driftwood pieces by Sadie Seasongoods

Driftwood Wreath or Drift Wood Wreath for Beach Decor

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 front door!

Drift wood wreath that was made from driftwood for sale found on Etsy for summer craft and beach wreath by Sadie Seasongoods

I love how it makes quite a statement, even though driftwood is so neutral and muted in color. The sunburst pattern has an extra dose of sunny summer to it, don’t you think?

And if you enjoyed this upcycling idea for a summer craft, then you’ll love my beach jars that hold summer vacation memories, as well!

Tropical decor, ocean decor, or beach jars in vintage mason jars to use for summer decorating by Sadie Seasongoods

Craft on!

S

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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

    • 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

  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 🙂

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

  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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