PRESENT DAY MOMS

Driftwood Wall Hanging

Emily DaFoe
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With beach days in full effect this summer, it’s fun to get the kiddos engaged in a little beach activity and craft. Because I love to design and create art, I thought it would be really fun for us to make driftwood wall hangings from what we found on the beach. I have to admit, I was very impressed with the outcome.

While this project might be a bit easier for older kiddos, Waylon had a huge hand in our design. In the end, I put it together, but he wrapped the wood and told me how he wanted it to look. Perhaps we have another designer in the house.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Driftwood - however big you would like to make your hanging - we got about 8 pieces.

  • Kitchen Twine of Yarn

  • Fishing Line or transparent jewelry line

  • Scissors

  • Anything decorative you want to add - shells, paint, feathers, etc.

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METHOD

STEP 1:

Decorate your driftwood however you want. You can paint it, glue on shells or add pom-poms. We wrapped ours with kitchen twine.

STEP 2:

Lay out your pieces to see how it looks and cut the fishing line in the length of distance you want between each row.

STEP 3:

Attach the line so each piece is connected. Because we used twine, I tied the fishing line on the back of the twine to keep it connected. You could add little screws if you want, or if you have a small drill, you could make tiny holes to connect the pieces. Again, the options are endless.

STEP 4:

Once everything is put together, tie string on the outsides of the top piece to create the hook and hang your new piece of art!

For a little more inspiration, head over to Pinterest to get some fun ideas.

These make great pieces for the kids room, amazing activities, and wonderful gifts.