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DIY driftwood wreath as a lake house decor idea

How to make a DIY Driftwood Wreath

Jane and Sonja
Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to make a large round driftwood wreath. It's the perfect DIY rustic home decor idea for the front door or cottage.
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  • Assorted driftwood pieces - sized 4” to 9” long in various widths
  • Loctite PL Construction Adhesive or similar product for attaching mirror to plywood
  • ½ ” thick sheet of plywood
  • Picture hanging kit
  • Jigsaw
  • Sand paper 60 Grit
  • Nail Gun and ¾” brad nails
  • Glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
  • Wood Glue optional
  • Clear spray lacquer optional


  • Prepare the base: cut a ½” thick sheet of plywood in a circular shape with the center cut out (outer diameter of 20” with a 12” diameter circle cut out of the center).
  • Gently sand down all the edges and back side for a smooth finish using 60 grit sandpaper.
  • Add two sets of hooks to the back side of the base for hanging.
  • Using an air-gun nailer, nail longer driftwood pieces loosely side-by-side to the plywood base all around the circle.
  • With the shorter driftwood pieces, begin layering over top and in between the longer driftwood pieces using a hot glue gun (or wood glue) to hide the exposed plywood underneath.
  • Finally, apply a thin coat of clear high gloss lacquer to seal the wood and accentuate the colors.
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