How to make a Driftwood Christmas Tree November 19 2017, 0 Comments

Unlock your inner creative with a fun DIY project this festive season.

Christmas is just around the corner so now is the time to try your hand at making a Driftwood Christmas Tree. It’s a stunning, rustic twist on a conventional tree that will look AMAZING in your home this Christmas. All you need is:

  • Driftwood in various lengths (send the kids outside on an adventure collecting driftwood from the beach)
  • Natural twine
  • Clear beading thread
  • Glue
  • A selection of lightweight shells, shell pieces & Christmas trinkets
  • Tree lights (optional)

Step 1: Lay out your driftwood in a Christmas Tree shape. Consider adequate spacing to allow for decorations and trinkets.

Step 2: Cut your twine so that it is at least double (and a bit more) the length of the Christmas Tree structure. Cut two pieces of this length.

  1. Tie a regular knot.
  2. Slip your driftwood branch into the knot.
  3. Tighten the first knot, then make another.
  4. Again slip your driftwood branch into the knot.
  5. Repeat.
  6. Tip: it’s easier to make the knot first, then slip in the driftwood.
  7. Continue until you have completed one ‘side’ of your driftwood Christmas Tree.
  8. Repeat for the other side.
  9. Keep your knots all on the ‘underside’ for both sides.
  10. On the bottom ‘rung’ make it a double knot.
  11. After getting the driftwood in position, glue the knots.
  12. The underside will be glued, but it won’t show as a wall hanging.

Step 3: Decorate with beach and Christmas themed trinkets and lights (optional).

Step 4: Hang and voila! Like & Share with your friends.