Front Door Driftwood Garland

Hi! Emily here from The Wicker House!

Are you all enjoying your summer?

I sure am.  I have been busy making summertime memories with my little family.

One of which was a trip to the beach, probably the highlight of our summer so far.

So I have been wanting to make driftwood garland ever since I saw one hanging from a beach house a few summer ago and I now finally had enough driftwood to create one for myself.

Like most of my projects, this was incredibly simple to make.

I started off with 112 pieces of driftwood.

And like I said, I have been collecting them for quite some time now.

Each piece is approximately the same length.

I drilled a hole into the center of each piece.

Once I got started, it went by really fast.  I even had my two boys help out with this part.

 They felt pretty cool using a drill for the first time.

Once the driftwood was all drilled, I fed some jute twine through the holes.

I wrapped some tape to the end of the twine to help it guide through the holes easily.

This part moved pretty quickly as well.

Once the twine was through all of the driftwood pieces,  I tied a large knot at the end. I also tied a  loop on the top to give it something to hang from.

My driftwood garland is over 5 feet long.  You could  make it whatever length you want.

Just give or take on the amount of driftwood you use.

I think it turned out great.

I love the beach house look; it adds to our front porch.

Some of our neighbors have even commented on it.

 Here is a view from the inside looking out at it.

I really enjoy working with driftwood. In fact, here are a few of my other Driftwood projects:

Driftwood Mirror      –      Driftwood Starfish      –      Driftwood Sailboat

Thank you so much City Farmhouse for letting me stop by today and share my driftwood garland.

It is always a pleasure!


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    1. I have one of these but hadn’t thought to hang it by my front door. Love the idea! And I also love the color of your front door. Would you mind sharing?

  1. Looking at drift wood garland I showed hubs. Guess we’ll take short ride down to CO river boat landing this week to see if we can find some wood like yours. Love that soft look of wood. CO river is just little over 2 miles south of our house, few miles west of Grand Junction. Could go to state park lake 7 1/2 miles north and west of our house but the river is closer. Want to hopefully find more wood pieces to make little sail boats and maybe if lucky some wood for garland. Love your post. I feel so lucky to find such excellent inspiration online. Enjoy your summer, happy days.

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  2. I love your driftwood garland, it takes me back to visits to the beach, which just gives me a calm and peaceful feeling. I am definitely going to begin looking for the perfect pieces of driftwood to make my own garland. I have pinned this to my Coastal living board and would be so honored if you would come by and share this at my Celebrate it Sunday Link Party!

  3. Emily, your driftwood garland is so charming, and it looks great next to your turquoise front door – very beachy 🙂 I have a small collection of driftwood, but I’ll need to start looking for smaller pieces so I can make a garland too 🙂

  4. That is a really great idea. The only issue we would have around here with something like this would be the squirrels – our home is like their own personal jungle gym, they climb up and on everything, and hanging driftwood would be a fun new toy for them LOL.

  5. Thank you for sharing how you made the great garland! It is a awesome yet simple accent to your front porch. I especially love your front door color. Do you mind sharing the name of the paint color and where you purchased it? Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Regena, I should know this because so many have asked but it is Emily-The Wicker House’s door, I think she has it listed on her site:). Have a great day! Jen

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