Small pieces of driftwood were gathered on the shoreline then simply glued onto plywood. This easy, budget project only costs a few dollars to make — scrap plywood was used so the only expense was the hardware to hang up the star. We made two stars: One was painted silver and used as a holiday decoration and the other star was left natural and hung on the front porch (photo below).
hot glue gun and glue sticks
small pieces of driftwood (2" to 4")
1/4" plywood (about 3' x 3')
D-ring hook for hanging
tacky adhesive spray
silver spray paint
Adhere the outer layer of driftwood using hot glue; use flat pieces on the bottom. Let dry.
Add more driftwood, using smaller pieces as you go to fill in the holes and build it up. Add more pieces to the edge if needed.
Screw the D-ring hook to the back of the plywood.
Spray with silver paint. Let dry. Spray with tacky spray and sprinkle on clear glitter (optional).
Joanne Palmisano is the author of Salvage Secrets (W.W. Norton, September 2011). Visit her blog, also called Salvage Secrets.