This is another great decorating idea ~ with Beach Cottage inspiration in mind ~ using driftwood and so inexpensive!
Can you believe the piece of driftwood below is the piece above?
With just a simple 2" Hole Saw Bit, or a 1 1/2" paddle bit, a drill and a little elbow grease, you can make a wonderful centerpiece in under 30 minutes!
Collect a piece of driftwood that will sit flat on your surface. This is a bit tricky, but there are plenty of unique pieces out there if you just take some time to stroll along the shore line!
The piece above was taken off a river bank!
When you get the driftwood home, rinse it off with a hose, then allow to dry. Make sure they are no bugs in the woods!
I used a 2" Hole Saw Bit and had my dad help me because the driftwood kept moving when I started drilling. I only drilled about 1/4" down, just enough to allow the tea-lite glass to sit inside the hole.
If you want to use just regular "metal" tea-lites, you can use a 1 1/2" paddle bit, that is much easier to use, but you need to make sure that you keep an eye on the tea-lites while burning!
Once the holes were drilled, I sprayed the entire piece with some clear satin sealer and that's it!
This piece turned out absolutely beautiful and I have made about 5 more I will share with you soon!