Driftwood Garden Art: Tips On Using Driftwood In The Garden

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While beautiful, flowering plants are major focal points within any garden landscape, many growers find themselves looking to complete their yards with unique and interesting accent decorations. Some may opt for more expensive pieces, but budget-savvy gardeners take joy from the collection of folk-art pieces – both equally fitting into the respective style of the garden.

Whether garden décor is new, upcycled, or made from natural materials, there is no denying that it can add a sense of charm to these spaces. Driftwood, for example, has gained popularity in recent years just for this reason.

How to Use Driftwood in the Garden

Driftwood is an excellent material to use as garden décor for a wide variety of reasons. While the things to do with driftwood are limitless, using driftwood in the garden also allows for an organic and natural approach to decorating both large and small corners of the landscape. Driftwood garden art is also quite durable, as it has naturally been exposed to water, wind, and other factors which often condition the wood before use.

When it comes to using driftwood, ideas for garden décor are endless. From understated designs to large focal pieces, the use of driftwood in the garden is worth consideration. As always, never collect driftwood for art pieces until you have checked local laws and regulations regarding its collection.

Succulent Planters

Driftwood serves as an excellent container for succulent plantings. Specifically, the shape and drainage ability of driftwood pieces make them ideal for creating centerpieces with succulents in the garden landscape.

In addition to succulents, air plants fit well in decor made with larger pieces of driftwood. This is especially true since air plants do not require soil. These types of arrangements offer growers a unique and interesting addition to the garden.

Garden Signs

Since most driftwood has been conditioned naturally through exposure to the elements, driftwood signs are a great option for garden decor. To make a driftwood sign, simply sketch out the design and then paint it using an outdoor paint that will not fade or wash away.

Driftwood garden signs are a great way to add rustic appeal to garden spaces.

Garden Sculptures

Artistic gardeners may choose to tackle a more skilled driftwood décor project. The creation of small or large sculpture pieces using driftwood is sure to add personal and individual style to the garden landscape.

Rain Chains and Hanging Art

Hanging driftwood rain chains, driftwood wind chimes, and other vertical creations are a great way to add dimension to home garden décor. These pieces not only help to create a welcoming garden atmosphere but also use natural elements to enhance the overall appearance and mood of the garden.

Tonya Barnett

Tonya Barnett has been gardening for 13 years. Flowers are her passion. She has transformed her backyard into a cut flower garden, which she regularly chronicles on her YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/@tonyawiththeflowers.