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Drift Wood Peace Sign Tutorial

Drift Wood Peace Sign
If you would like to read about my FIRST attempt {and fail} of this project, click HERE. I promise you will chuckle.
I think this is perfect for coastal chic decor or a funky front porch.
Especially since it is made out of beach wood.
It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.
Let’s get started:
You will need:
foam wreath {purchased at $1 Tree}
Beach wood in all different shapes and sizes
or any funky wood scraps {barn wood even}
Glue gun and glue sticks
First I dug through all my pieces until I found some that would fit for my “peace” lines.  I set them in the center of the wreath and then I poked the ends of the sticks into the foam so they would stay put.
Then I busted out my glue gun and began gluing down random scraps.  I started from the outside edge and worked my way towards the center.  Be sure to only put glue on the underside of each wood piece so that the glue doesn’t show. 
REMEMBER: this is NOT supposed to be perfect–at all! The charm is in the haphazard nature of this piece {no pun intended}.
Here is a picture of my first dozen or so pieces glued down.
and then some more…
and then waaayyyy more.
Occasionally I had to break some wood pieces so they could fit to fill in the gaps.
I did NOT glue any wood down on the back side of the wreath or in the inside edge of the circle.
The hardest part of this project is having enough wood pieces to choose from. So start collecting now 🙂

I will be linking this project up to these ladies fabulous parties!

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25 Comments

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    Debbie - Families and Literacy
    January 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Fun! I'm glad to see you were able to repair your little "fail" from earlier. It turned out great! I absolutely love fun wreath ideas, and I think this would look great as just the circle! You could even decorate it with little eggs or birds to make it look like a nest. Great tutorial!

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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    January 22, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I love it!!! I really like Peace signs!! And I wouldn't have noticed the car logo if you wouldn't have pointed it out… haha.

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    Amanda M.
    January 22, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I LOVE this! Thank you for this tutorial!

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    Miss Kinsey
    January 22, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Mel V is awesome! Just got my camera strap for Christmas. LOVE IT!

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    Mejia Mamma
    January 22, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Looks great, so creative!!

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    ellzabelle
    January 22, 2011 at 2:04 am

    I LOVE this! I'm obsessed with driftwood, but now that I live in Colorado, it makes it a little tough. I've wanted to make a driftwood mirror, and now this too! Laughed a lot at your first attempt (didn't notice the mistake). Great blog. Really enjoy!

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    April
    January 22, 2011 at 2:18 am

    PEACE or Mercedes … either way…I like it.. a lot !!!

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    Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments
    January 22, 2011 at 2:23 am

    I really like your peace sign. I wish I lived where drift wood could be collected. It is so cool.

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    Ali Rockwell
    January 22, 2011 at 2:56 am

    This turned out really really cute!

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    Renae
    January 22, 2011 at 3:42 am

    This came out super cute.. I love it. It's so fresh and organic looking. What a perfect summer wreath for the front door.

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    Lindsay
    January 22, 2011 at 4:20 am

    What a fun project! Turned out super cute Ashley!

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    Jenn
    January 22, 2011 at 4:38 am

    This is super cute! Peace signs are so fun! I only wish I lived by the beach. Lake wood maybe?

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    Grace
    January 22, 2011 at 5:12 am

    this is amazing!!! love it. amazing job.

    xx grace
    stripesandsequins.com

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    michelle
    January 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    This needs to come hang on the wall of Little Miss Mommas' MOMMA"S beach house. SOOOOOO cute! I have the perfect place for it.

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    Erica
    January 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Just discovered your ridiculously awesome blog… there's too many cute things to comment on. The toe snapshot made me smile! Happy to introduce myself as your newest follower. 🙂

    come play!
    http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

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    Katie
    January 23, 2011 at 12:05 am

    While visiting an antique store today I saw a really cute mirror that was entirely framed in driftwood. Instantly made me think of your peace sign! Price tag? $85!! WHAT!! Definately more affordable to make your own beachwood treasures! It turned out great (and by the way, I had to google the peace sign to see what was wrong with #1, so you're not alone)!

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    ~Isabel
    January 23, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Oh my….i love this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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    [email protected]
    January 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Looks great! {the mercedes sign was cute too, hehe}

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    Allison @ House of Hepworths
    January 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    So cute! I will be featuring your project this Thursday at my weekly link party, Hookin Up with HoH #34.

    I'm letting you know in advance as I'll be out of town during the party and will be unable to notify you on Thursday.

    Please feel free to stop by and grab a button on Thursday!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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    PeaceLoveApplesauce
    January 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    This is adorable!!
    I think I'll try this with some regular ole sticks! lolololol

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    kristenly
    January 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    this is super cute! i wish there was somewhere you could buy beach wood. i know that i could try with regular sticks but part of the appeal to me is that it is beach wood.
    you have a beautiful little blog. thank you for sharing this!

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    Amanda
    April 17, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Hi Ashley. I'll be featuring this on Craft Gossip tomorrow afternoon, nice job! Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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    harga plat baja 3 mm
    March 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Fun! I’m glad to see you were able to repair your little “fail” from earlier.

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    April 1, 2020 at 8:04 pm

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    Steph
    July 25, 2020 at 10:44 am

    What a fun craft. Approximately how many pieces of driftwood would you recommend I procure?

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