Driftwood Beach Towel Holder

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!

Cute!! This blogger found an awesome chippy paint piece of driftwood and transformed it into a super cute beach towel holder for the backyard!

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 :)

Cute!! This blogger found an awesome chippy paint piece of driftwood and transformed it into a super cute beach towel holder for the backyard!

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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
  • Stencils
  • (2) Stainless steel screw eye bolts
  • Paint
  • 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.

Cute!! This blogger found an awesome chippy paint piece of driftwood and transformed it into a super cute beach towel holder for the backyard!

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.

Cute!! This blogger found an awesome chippy paint piece of driftwood and transformed it into a super cute beach towel holder for the backyard!

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.

Cute!! This blogger found an awesome chippy paint piece of driftwood and transformed it into a super cute beach towel holder for the backyard!

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 ;)

Cute!! This blogger found an awesome chippy paint piece of driftwood and transformed it into a super cute beach towel holder for the backyard!

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

  1. 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.

  2. This is too stinkin cute! What a great gift and what a lucky find that beautiful piece of driftwood was! XO

  3. 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.

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