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50 Fun Driftwood Crafts to Make this Summer

One of our favourite summer activities is collecting driftwood at the beach of our family cottage on Lake Huron, Ontario. It’s fun to imagine where these nature-made pieces started from, how far they traveled and how unique each little branch is. We worried early on that we’d quickly run out of ideas for driftwood crafts, but they just keep on coming! Here you’ll find over a dozen reasons to collect some beach wood this summer.

Collage of images with driftwood crafts to make including driftwood art, clock, wreath, garland, sign and more.

We also thought it would be a fun opportunity to highlight some of our favourite driftwood crafts to make here on Sustain My Craft Habit. Scan through them all and let us know which is your fave in the comments below! And if you’re wondering where to buy driftwood for crafts, check out our own Etsy shop where we’re happy to fulfill custom driftwood orders.

DIY Driftwood Crafts to Make this Summer!

Close up image of the letter A made with pieces of driftwood painted yellow and white. The entire LAKE sign hangs on a white wall.
Painted Driftwood LAKE Sign

We hope you’ve enjoyed these driftwood craft ideas. Did we convince you to collect some this summer? We’d love to see your creations if so! Be sure to tag us @sustainmycrafthabit on Instagram.

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Debbo zeppala

Wednesday 6th of October 2021

These are so beautiful & easy to learn. Thankyou

Gina Collins

Monday 14th of June 2021

Hi! I’m actually working on the sunburst mirror and have collected and bleached my driftwood. I would like to know, most sites say you need to leave it out in the sun to dry for at least one week. I live in a very sunny dry climate where the temps this week will be over 100 each day, 108 tomorrow ????. Do I have to go a full week or will a couple days suffice? I just laid them out half an hour ago and they’re already drying out really nicely.

Jane and Sonja

Monday 14th of June 2021

Hi Gina. Yes, if it's so hot a couple of days will be fine! Just make sure to move them around so the underside dries completely as well. Enjoy you mirror! Jane


Monday 19th of April 2021

My favourite pastime is collecting pebbles, sea glass and driftwood, so this is awesome

Jane and Sonja

Monday 19th of April 2021

Same here! Is there anything better than walking the beach and collecting driftwood, sea glass and pebbles?!


Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Great ideas. Love all of them.

PS those anvil shaped hooks are called boat cleats.

Jane and Sonja

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Thanks, Lisa! We love the beach and lake but are not much for boating :D

Susan Homeroad Stevenson

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Love every one of these ideas and have even made the driftwood hooks myself Love driftwood and projects, thanks for the ideas I have a whole pile of driftwood!

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