DIY Driftwood Magnets

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DIY Driftwood Magnets
Driftwood in Tofino BC

What works for me visually is the different colours and sizes of driftwood, along with her typed notes. Miranda is one of the best visual people around I think. Her Instagram accounts are so beautifully edited, yet don’t seem so pre-mediated (if you know what I mean). A must, must-follow!  Also near the end of this post, I’ve added a few pics of her very special small batch soy and cedar wooden wicked candles that she sells through her webshop, maderagoods.ca. The scents are truly beautiful (I have one myself), and inspired by the outdoors here in the Pacific Northwest.  All photos by Miranda Hudson.

Check out the how Miranda made her magnets below.

Collecting driftwood

DIY Driftwood Magnets

What you’ll need:
—A collection of small pieces of driftwood (but you could use any smaller found piece of nature — like seashells, river rocks, bark, lichen, acorns, etc.)
—small round magnets (found at most craft stores)
—glue gun
Tools for making driftwood magnets
How to:
The how-to is pretty straightforward, using a glue gun and attaching each magnet to a piece of driftwood. The idea is so charming I think because half the fun would be the collecting in itself. So of course, the basics; making sure each piece is clean so that the glue will stick (no sand still attached, etc.), perhaps sanding edges a little if needed. So simple and easy, and such a beautiful way to greet the new year don’t you think? Thank you Miranda! We love this so much! Check out all the beautiful how-to visuals below.
Driftwood collecting

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.