We’ve already listed driftwood uses (a list of driftwood craft ideas) so for fun we’ll now list some driftwood users – people who might use the pieces.
Driftwood Users and Driftwood UsesCraft Market Stall Holders
There are a wide variety of craft items you can make from driftwood pieces, and you can sell your driftwood crafts at craft markets and flea markets
Whether you’re using tiny pieces as beads for bracelets or necklaces, or as necklace pendants. or whether you’re slicing “disks” from larger pieces to use as part of your jewellery items, pieces of wood and branches found at the beach certainly come in handy for jewellery makers who like to work with items from nature.
Driftwood artists are able to arrange and display pieces in such a way that they mean something else entirely to those looking at the pieces, or driftwood artists put pieces together to make the most amazing driftwood sculptures depicting objects, people, animals or strange creatures.
Home and Garden Decorators
Garden Designers or Landscapers
Driftwood uses for garden designers or landscapers? There are many places in a garden that pieces can be used. Speak to your client about where pieces can be used in their garden – they may want it all over their garden!
Home Decor Makers and Suppliers
There are many driftwood uses for home decor makers and suppliers. Think about driftwood chandeliers and lamps, mobiles, driftwood Christmas trees, and mirrors.
Home Staging Person
Home staging businesses can make use of it to make a home seem more down to earth and welcoming – pieces placed next to the gate, the front door, along a path leading to the front door, and inside on tables, on mantelpieces or in driftwood floral arrangements.
Don’t forget driftwood when decorating your beach house with a beach theme or nautical theme (or when decorating any room in a beach house theme) – it’s not just sea glass, beach pebbles, shells, and nautical or beach colours that make one think of the beach or the sea. A beach house decorator can make really good use of driftwood.
Accommodation Establishment Owners
Coastal accommodation establishment places in particular may like to make use of some good pieces in their guest’s rooms, or in the reception area and garden of their establishments, or maybe even in the communal lounge or dining room. While the accommodation establishment may be close to the sea, many visitors to the establishment may not live close to the sea.
Carpenters can have a ball with driftwood – they already have the skills for working with wood and can probably think of more driftwood uses than most others can – and they can actually make the items themselves too!
Who says picture frames always have to consist of perfectly straight pieces of wood? Picture framers can make good use of pieces of wood and branches found at the beach for creative framing of many different kinds of photos, that may look particularly good if the photos are beach photos, or photos that are meant to be displayed in a beach house or in a room with a beach house decor theme.
There are many driftwood uses for weddings! To name just 5 wedding driftwood uses: driftwood wedding table centrepieces, driftwood floral arrangements, votive candle holders, vases, and driftwood wedding favours.
Interesting thicker pieces with vines and flower stems entwined around the pieces, or thin and tall pieces with curves, knobs or twists in them. Or just plain fairly straight pieces, nice and fairly thin, and of different lengths.
Pet Shop Owner or Anyone Who Loves Pets or Birds
There are quite a few driftwood uses for people who like to spoil their pets – make small driftwood ladders for cats to come in and out the window easily, add some pieces to your insect, spider or reptile cages for your pets to climb on, add perches or little swings to your bird cages, make a driftwood bird feeder and hang it in a tree outside, or make a driftwood stand for your bird feeder. Use driftwood pieces in your fish tanks or aquarium to make the environment more interesting for the fish, and for people looking at your fish.
It would seem that there are many driftwood uses
– for many different driftwood users!
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