Driftwood can be used to create all sorts of beautiful items, such as mirror or picture frames, lamps, rustic-looking clothes hangers, candle holders, or even excellent centerpieces for weddings and focal pieces for landscaping. The list is endless if you use your imagination. But most of us don’t live right on beach so where do you get driftwood. If you’re interested in collecting driftwood as a hobby or would love to craft with it then read on.
All of our Driftwood comes from the beautiful coastlines of Rhode Island. I have been fortunate enough to live in a very remote coastal area where beach raking does not take place. Our community offers a wide range of secluded private beaches where driftwood has been untouched for years! The best place to find driftwood is an area like this. No one rakes the beaches and we find so many treasures in the beach!
Cleaning Driftwood is a process. However it is very important to clean. If driftwood is not sanitized properly you can end up with bugs or strange smells. I know gross but it happens.
This is how we clean our driftwood
1) boil your driftwood in a pan ( one you don't need)
with 10% bleach for 30 minutes.
2) Let the driftwood soak overnight in the pan
3) Rinse in warm water
4) Let it bask in the sun for 5-7 days
5)Preheat oven to 450
Let oven heat up for 15 minutes
Shut oven off
Then carefully pop in oven on an old cookie sheet or aluminum foil.
Remove driftwood after 2 hours
×do not physically cook driftwood×
If you are in a location that does not have coastal access or a coastal location that does not have remote beach access. Or maybe the whole sterilization process seems to time consuming fell free to visit our new website to purchase 50 peices of Driftwood for 37.97 along with free priorty mail shipping!
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