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i’m starting to think i have a strange obsession with sticks, driftwood, tree branches… i guess i just really like the idea of incorporating bits of nature into the home. regardless, i spotted this diy the other day and can’t get over it.

you all have probably seen this image before of beautifully painted driftwood by ginette lapalme… i’ve posted it before.  this was the inspiration for the diy project on the blog semi jewels, which takes a piece of driftwood and turns it into a rad key holder:





i’m in love. check out the full tutorial here.

now does anyone know where i can find some good driftwood in the philly area?!?

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Arlie -January 12, 2011, 11:55AM

this is brilliant! love it thanks for sharing :)

Tina -January 12, 2011, 11:57AM

This is fabulous! Love it! I’m adding that driftwood key-hanger to my mental bank of crafting ideas. Would double as an awesome necklace/accessory hanger. I’ve got the same dilemma about the driftwood though, I live in Stockholm – and it’s the middle of the winter! Maybe branches will do..?

Lisa -January 12, 2011, 12:16PM

I did the stick DIY with the string the other day and added hooks to it for my jewelry. Such a cute idea! I absolutely love the crafts you add the to the blog.

fp julia -January 12, 2011, 12:19PM

love the jewelry hook idea!!!!!

aria -January 12, 2011, 12:19PM

wow! i love this!!! such a great idea …i also love incorporating bits of nature into my home but sometimes i end up accumulating things without any real purpose.but this is perfect!! thank u!

Jane is a Gypsy -January 12, 2011, 12:55PM

I now have something to do with all of these unique pieces of wood I’ve found on my hikes. Thank you!

cj -January 12, 2011, 1:15PM

omg!!!! i’m in love with this diy! amazing idea..

Taylor -January 12, 2011, 4:31PM

i did this a while back. i might have to turn it into a keey holder :)

Anonymous -January 13, 2011, 9:18AM

This is awesome!

Anonymous -January 13, 2011, 9:19AM

What a great idea!

Lindsay -January 13, 2011, 10:41AM

Wow..this is so cool! I am definately going to try this one out. Do you have any DIY picture frame ideas? I’d love to check those out too!

claire -January 13, 2011, 5:43PM

Great idea! I’m going to try this over the weekend. You could also use a bigger piece of wood and hang mugs on it in the kitchen!

Ilse -January 17, 2011, 7:28AM

it looks like something I make. I have a shop in nature products. Look at (It’s not nearly done yet…

Ren Ariel Sano -February 23, 2011, 2:38PM

I just saw that you posted this. Thank you so much! Blog LOVE!

Danette -September 14, 2011, 2:41PM

that’s too crazy i thought i was the only one with this obsession for twigs & tree branches (rocks too!!)!!!! we’ve lived in so many states NY, Seattle, Cali, Arizona, Mass- & i have accumulated branches & rocks from the west to the east coast!!!! they’r all waiting for me to actually bring to fruition all my crafting dreams over these years!!! now i have this obsession with these branches from our “backyard” (we live in a small complex with wetlands for a backyard)- that look like weathered driftwood!!! thanks for the great ideas!!

celesti -August 31, 2013, 8:21AM

in the Philly area to find Driftwood just go to the nearest Pond or Stream

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