The Driftwood Starburst

From my collection of collected driftwood from British Columbia I’ve made a driftwood starburst.  This was one of my winter crafting projects and I can’t wait to get it outside in a permanent home.

The fun part was collecting the driftwood with the grandkids on our visits to British Columbia and then finding spots to stash it all into the suitcases.  Thank goodness it doesn’t weigh very much.

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I knew I wanted to make a starburst but needed some sort of backing.  On a trip to the thrift store I found an old cutting board for a couple of dollars.  It was rectangular in shape, but that was okay, as it could be cut into the square that I wanted for the base.

making a driftwood starburst at craftygardener.ca

The driftwood was arranged on the base and then I used the nailer to fasten them into place.  If you are making this with kids you might want to be in control of the nailer.

making a driftwood starburst at craftygardener.ca

I’ve tried it outside in a few different places.  I need to determine what sort of hanging device I will add to the back when it gets in the permanent position.  I’ve got a couple to try out but just need some warmer weather to work outside.

making a driftwood starburst at craftygardener.ca

I had it resting on a log in the farmyard garden when I took this photo.  My other project with driftwood was a spinner.

I’m sharing  with The Really Crafty Link PartyNaturally Crafty and Mosaic Monday.

The mosaic images were created using Photoscape which is a download to your computer.

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  1. Oh, I love this idea, Linda. And I know the perfect place for it – on the side of the garden shed that we can see from our kitchen eating nook. Collecting driftwood is a lot of fun. What a great project this will be! Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Kea

    You made this? Wow, it’s fantastic! I haven’t a crafting/creative/DIY bone in my body, always am so in awe of people who do!

  3. At Christmas I bought two driftwood Christmas trees at a craft fair and since then have toyed with idea of collecting driftwood when we go to the beach at weekends. Your starburst has inspired me and I’ll be on the lookout for suitable pieces next time.
    BTW I have PhotoScape but haven’t seen this design on there, can you help me find it???
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  4. Margie

    Very cool! It would never have occurred me to collect driftwood from the beach, let alone make a craft out of them!

    • Can’t wait to find a place for it outside. Glad you can read the font, never know how others see things or if the font I use is available to others. It will be a ‘trial & error’ thing for awhile as I learn this new layout. Thank goodness for rainy days to give me time to experiment.