Armed with a small stack of driftwood and simple nylon cord, kids can weave beach memories into lasting art.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
–6 to 8 pieces of driftwood
(available at craft stores)
WHAT TO DO
1. Lay out your design on a towel or drop cloth, rearranging the driftwood as needed to fit all the natural curves together. Our pieces ranged in size from 6 to 12 inches long.
2. Double-knot one end of the cord around the outer piece of driftwood (the cord should be about three times as long as the width of the wood). Position the knot on the back. Weave under and over the sticks until you reach the end, then reverse to weave back to the starting place. Knot off and trim. Add additional colors – starting on the opposite side so the knots are evenly distributed on the back – as desired.
3. Trim any long pieces; secure ends in back with tape. Display on a coffee table, mantel, or shelf. No driftwood nearby? Gather sticks from the yard or try etsy.com/shop/fairhavensakes.