Billabong: DIY Driftwood Garland

It's that time of year for all things Spring!!

Time to make things new and fresh!

Perhaps refresh your space by doing some spring cleaning! Maybe it's time to clean out the old winter garden plants and plant your planter boxes with some vibrant new spring plantings! Maybe you are not sure what to do, but you know you want to do something!

Here's a cute little DIY craft that we borrowed from Billabong!

Supplies Needed :

  1. A drill with a small drill bit
  2. Spool of craft wire or twine (We used craft wire because it is a bit stronger to hold the weight of the wood, but a thick twine would also work.)
  3. Wire cutters or scissors (to cut the wire or twine)
  4. Small pieces of driftwood. Collect pieces similar in size, we used pieces that were 3 to 4 inches long.
  5. Any other objects you would like to add in addition to wood (ex : shells or rocks with holes, beads, etc.)
  6. A surface to drill on (like a piece of scrap wood

Next Step : Drill Holes In The Driftwood

Using the drill on a hard surface, drill holes in the center of each piece of wood, basically turning them into ‘beads’ that can be strung.

Next Step : String Your Garland

  • We started by making a loop in the wire so the garland is easy to hang.
  • Add your driftwood pieces, shells, rocks, beads, etc. as desired.

DESIGN TIP : Finish off the garland with a hanging shell or decorative object

Next Step : Find The Perfect Spot To Hang Your Garland


Create a surf-shack vibe by hanging this little bit of the beach in your favorite corner!

And finally, take a step back and admire your new spring project! Hopefully this gets the juices flowing and you are full of ideas for the next project!
Let us know what kind of things you like to do or create once spring comes to your home!
All photos courtesy of Billabong!

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