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
- 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.
- Tie a regular knot.
- Slip your driftwood branch into the knot.
- Tighten the first knot, then make another.
- Again slip your driftwood branch into the knot.
- Tip: it’s easier to make the knot first, then slip in the driftwood.
- Continue until you have completed one ‘side’ of your driftwood Christmas Tree.
- Repeat for the other side.
- Keep your knots all on the ‘underside’ for both sides.
- On the bottom ‘rung’ make it a double knot.
- After getting the driftwood in position, glue the knots.
- 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.