Saturday, July 23, 2011

July Jamboree Guest Post: PB Driftwood Star by Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy


hey all! i'm lindsey from the pleated poppy! thank you so much tam for inviting me here today!

so have you heard the saying: "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? well, that is definitely the case for me and my mom. we have had a crazy busy summer, which means very little crafting for me, but when my mom came up with this project i knew i had to share it with you!

a pottery barn catalogue is one of the easiest places to find inspiration. the pages are filled with beauty!

my mom found this page in a pb outdoor catalogue and her eyes went straight to the driftwood star in the background. i grew up on a lake and driftwood was just part of our life there, something i never saw as usable in a craft project. but my mom did!

she gathered up driftwood in all shapes and sizes, feathers and shells, and made this! want to make your own?

start with a scrap of plywood, draw out a star shape, and use a jigsaw to cut out the shape. this was painted black, but later my mom realized she should've painted it a grey-taupe color for when the plywood peaked through.

she added a simple picture hook on the back for hanging it later.

start on the outer edges and work in.

my mom started using e6000, but later switched to a glue gun because the e6000 takes so long to dry! and hot glue is so much cheaper anyway.

highlight the more interesting pieces by centering them or placing them on top of the more basic pieces.

i love command hooks! committing to putting a hole in the wall is really hard for me, but command hooks take care of that for me!

here it is! isn't it amazing?!

the best part about this is that i get to enjoy it! my mom hung it on the front porch of their loft, which just happens to be in my backyard. yay for me! and it looks so great with the shell chandelier, too.

i love how the shell fits in so well. how pretty would some ocean shells be in this, too?

she even included a piece of driftwood with fishing line stuck around it - every piece has a story!

thanks again to tam for allowing me to share a project, and thanks so much to my mom for allowing me to share her project with you!


  1. That is absolutely cool. I love it! I have never tried the command hooks. I think I will have to. ;)

  2. Oh I love love love command hooks. I too have a hard time committing to a hole in the wall. I change up where my pictures go so much that I cant imagine having 1000s of holes in the wall. Great project!


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