Our item this month was a metal hose clamp and we were tasked with making a gift for ourselves this time. Since I missed July also though, which was supposed to be a gift for a friend, I made my item for our friends and their gorgeous beach house instead!
My friend Rosalie found this gorgeous piece of driftwood on the beach and it’s chippy turquoise paint just screamed summer to me. It reminded me of swimming and little beach cabanas, so I instantly thought of beach towels! It was actually the husband’s idea to make it into a beach towel holder :)
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**This challenge is not sponsored in any way by Home Depot, we just love them and pretty much live there so we’d thought this would be fun**
Just a few supplies:
- Large piece of rustic wood
- (4) 6″ metal hose clamps
- Thin piece of scrap wood
- (2) Stainless steel screw eye bolts
- Small screws
- (2) long 2″ screws
- Washer extenders – couldn’t find them online, but check in the nut and washer section
- Rope for hanging
The board seemed like it needed just a little pizzaz so I weathered a leftover piece of poplar batten with my beloved Weatherwood Stain, then stenciled “waterlogged” in white chalk paint on it. Later on, I used spray poly to seal it.
I am loving these paper stencils from Target lately! They’re so old school and the kraft paper would be super cute in alot of crafts.
To attach the sign, I used 2″ screws with some little washer extenders I found at the store. They’re about 1″ long and allow you to have a gap between your work surfaces so my sign sits off of the board. Then I just screwed the hose clamps onto the wood with the little screws (you can drill a hole in the metal if you need to), and put the screw eye bolts on the top. Make sure you predrill holes if your wood is super weathered, otherwise it’ll crack.
This can also be hung against a wall by looping the towels through the clamps instead of rolling them and you can cinch the clamps down as tight as you need, or use smaller ones if you want to.
I can’t wait to see it in use at their house next time we’re up there, it fits in perfectly. Now we just need to get us a pool so I’ll have a reason to make one for us ;)
So, check out the other eight clamp projects from our participants (click each image)!!! Such creative ideas!!
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30 thoughts on “Driftwood Beach Towel Holder”
How darn cute is this?? Great idea-great job!
I need this!!!! I am always looking for solutions to store/hand beach towels. Great idea.
Thanks Carmody! I hate storing them too so at least with this, they’d be right out there where they’re needed.
Way.Too.Cute. You’s Amazin. …
Bahahaaa! Thanks Lea ;)
I love the driftwood and the colors on the driftwood! What a great way to store towels!
I love it when pieces wash up that still have old paint on them like that! Makes me wonder what it was to :)
This is the most awesome idea!! I love that chippy beachy wood too!
Aw, thanks so much Erin!!
Dang, Emily! I love this piece! So clever; great job!
Thank you friend :)
what an amazing job, love it :) and thanks for sharing
Thank you Dorothy!!
I absolutely LOVE the color on that driftwood. You turned it into the perfect project!
You can’t get more summery and beachy than those, right?! I think the husband should take over these challenges, this was all him this month ;)
I’m totally jelly of that driftwood piece, it’s perrrrfect! This is such a cute idea, loving it!
Thanks Amanda! We really have to control our driftwood hoarding when we go to the beach. It’s becoming a problem :)
I need more beach time in my life! And when I get it, I’m making this!!
Hahahaa, go for it Jen!!
This is super cute! I can’t believe your friend found that piece with the beautiful patina. It’s perfect!! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.
I know, right?! I would love to know what it came off of :)
This is too stinkin cute! What a great gift and what a lucky find that beautiful piece of driftwood was! XO
Thank you Christy :) I need to go scour the beach for more treasures like it!
Looks great. It’s so cool and fun project. I love it.
A cute tip Emily. I imagine a solution for my family towels. Thanks!
Great Tonny!! It’s nice to have them so accessible for everyone :)
That’s a fantastic find and an added bonus you end up using it for this, too! I’d be lucky if I get a solid piece of wood like this when I walk around the beach.
This was definitely a unique DIY!! Love the nautical vibe! Amazing job :D