I’m obsessed with driftwood. I admit it. I have made a lot of driftwood home decor accents that are strewn around our home. But one that I love is the what I call a “burst” I hung in our sunroom that we are renovating. There was a space toward the ceiling that was screaming…put something here! So I did.
I was looking online for some inspiration and I found some great pieces at Burl Girl Creations on Etsy. Her’s are GORGEOUS!
So going through my large pile of driftwood pieces I (and my awesome parents) have collected from their Lake House on Seneca Lake, I grabbed the pieces that were the lengths I thought would work.
I really didn’t know how I was going to create a sun burst that could hang on the wall where the pieces would not come raining down, but this is what I came up with along the way.
First, I laid my first layer out on the floor and tweaked the pieces so they were staggered length and looked how I was envisioning.
I needed something a little sturdy that would hold this first layer so I could build upon it. I grabbed a wire hanger and molded it to the right size.
I then drilled holes into the driftwood so they could be strung around the hanger.
After I had this first layer how I wanted it around the hanger, I realized I needed a more secure “base” to secure to the wall and to secure the other pieces of fill in driftwood.
I found some scrap wood, cut it into a “circle” and just drilled some haphazard holes through it thinking I would lay the driftwood circle on it and secure it with wire.
Once it was secured, I just started placing and filling in pieces using gorilla glue and a hot glue gun. (Sorry no pictures! I think they were accidentally deleted. )
Periodically, I would step back to make any adjustments and fix any weird or awkward placements.
The big moment…securing it to the wall! I attached a “D-Ring” to the back of the wood piece and hung it up.
What do you think?
You can see more of my driftwood creations here:
I also have unique driftwood pieces for sale in my Etsy shop.