Do you ever stroll the beach and then realize before you leave you have a huge pile of driftwood in your hands?! It happens to me all too often. There’s something about it that I find so beautiful. How something so ordinary can become even more beautiful after being thrown through rough waters? A reminder that we can overcome some rough situations with the right mindset.
Take a stroll, collect some driftwood, seashells, and grab some beads to create your own driftwood displays. They’re so much fun to make and each one truly one of a kind. Grab some friends and get crafty.
Materials you’ll need
- Seashells (optional)
- Beads (optional)
- Strong fishing line
- Drill bit to create small holes
- Cleaning products
- Dry brush
- Super clean baking soda
- Bleach (to disinfect; optional)
- Fine grit sand paper (optional)
- Tub or bucket
DRIFTWOOD MOBILE INSTRUCTIONS.
1. After collecting your driftwood some of it might need to be cleaned or dried out. Take your soft brush and lightly brush your pieces.
2. In a bucket add your driftwood, baking soda, and water. Let soak overnight. Remove and let dry in a sunny spot.
3. Once completely dried you can follow similar instructions by filling your bucket with water and a little bleach, let soak again overnight. One cup of bleach per gallon of water. Remove and again let soak in the sun until fully dry.
4. If you’d like you can take sand paper and sand them down or just leave natural.
5. Next take your pieces and figure out what order you’d like them in.
6. Using your drill, drill holes through the center of each piece and string them together with your fishing line. You can add beads and shells or simply just use the driftwood.
7. Hang it somewhere for all to see and enjoy. They’re beautiful hung outside or by a window.
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Find this and more in the June issue of Ocean City Magazine