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Make a Christmas Tree with Driftwood

These adorable Christmas trees with driftwood will make you want to create your own! And I have a great tutorial for you!

outdoor driftwood Christmas tree
I think it would be nice to have a Driftwood Christmas Tree in the yard like this one here in Maine. So pretty in the winter snow.


driftwood Christmas tree as table centerpiece
Looking great as a Table Centerpiece too!

Karen Miller driftwood Christmas tree
British artist Karen Miller has a collection of driftwood Christmas trees, and people don't seem to be able to get enough of them. It's easy to see why -the trees are darling, beachy, natural, eco-friendly and last forever. And Karen does ship internationally! However I wanted to show you how easy it is to make a Christmas tree with driftwood, and there are two ways of making one.

tutorial with illustration to make a driftwood tree
This illustration from Flickr shows you how to make the tree by drilling holes in all the pieces, then slipping them over a dowel.

driftwood twig trees
Or make a Christmas tree with twig-sized driftwood pieces, using glue only. The instructions for these Trees read: line up four twigs, about a half inch from each other to create a stable base. Layer twigs on top, gluing each layer with hot glue. You will probably want to trim or break the twigs to make them shorter as you build the tree up taller.

I know, I'll be making one of these trees for next Christmas! Update: You'll find my tree listed on 25 Driftwood Christmas Trees!
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25 comments:

Sherri said...

What a very different take on the tradition Christmas Tree-I like it!!

House Revivals said...

These are so cool. Thanks for locating some "how-tos" for us!
~Amanda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These are darling...perfect for a beach house or even one that simply has a beachy theme.

michelle said...

Love those!!!!

Jane said...

I saw my first driftwood Christmas tree on Polished Pebble's blog...and fell in love! I wish we had more driftwood around here. We usually find palm debris... Like you, I am going on the hunt for this so I can make my own tree for next year.
Thanks for sharing all these marvelous ideas...
Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Small Holdings Farm said...

Really Really neat driftwood trees--great idea--I will try, but mine won't be as good as yours Sherron

Deanna said...

How sweet! I would love a driftwood tree and I think I would keep it out all year round.

Hope you are doing well sweet lady!

Deanna :D

Flotsam Friends said...

Driftwood, I love you!! I really like the first one in the snow. Really foreign to me as it's always Summer for our Christmas. P.S. Maya, if you have a second, pop by and see my Banksia Dragonfly Christmas decoration. Pruxxx

Beach House Living said...

Really like these, but not enough driftwood to make one.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Man I LOVE these. I wish we had driftwood in Florida :)

Kamichia @ Glass Float Junkie said...

Maya....love this post!! I saw one of these in a store the other day & it was amazing. It was also $200!!! I can't wait until I get my stuff from Alaska. I packed a bunch of driftwood & I'll be making one! :)

Lili said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE the one on the lobster crate with the rose hips for ornaments! Gonna go read about that one now! xo ~Lili

Love of the Sea said...

Very cool. Love this post. Thanks for passing on.

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a great idea, Maya! I love it! I think they would cute in any type of home! I'll have to collect a bunch of driftwood on my next trip to Florida for sure! lol! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

xoxo laurie

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh....I love them!!! I better get busy collecting more driftwood:):) Too bad the beach is all covered with snow!!

Tina said...

Oh wow , I really love this idea
T

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

You find the best artists! I especially love the tree by Karen Miller

anke said...

great collection! inspiring!

Love Where You LIve said...

I love these driftwood trees, largely because I can them year-round. I'm headed to the beach soon . . . I may give this a whirl. Nice post. Thanks for the idea!!

Renee Finberg said...

i think they are sweet and clever.
but it looks too damn cold to be fiddling with driftwood. YIKES!!

xx

Lamp Tramp said...

How adorable! And a great idea. Got to start collecting driftwood, my daughter wants to do some fun things with it. I used some shells on my front door this year, to change things up.
http://fabulousfluffstuff.blogspot.com/2010/12/gulf-coast-christmas-front-door.html
Love how it looks, sometimes simple nature is the best!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Thanks for linking to our glue-only tree. :)

Tricia Rose said...

These are so attractive I am almost reconciled to the idea of a Christmas tree...

Fembria-art said...

Interesante Idee sehr schön!

alice said...

I'm the chick that drew the Driftwood Tree Diagram from Flickr. Glad y'all like my drawing.



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