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How To Make A Hanging Driftwood Christmas Tree

If you love coastal holiday decor, learn how to make a hanging driftwood Christmas tree that is perfect for any room.

Driftwood Christmas Tree craft On dresser:How To Make A Driftwood Christmas Tree Craft

How To Make A Hanging Driftwood Christmas Tree

Living by the coast I can find many different sizes of driftwood lying around the ground. Whenever there are tropical storms there is always a bunch of new driftwood pieces that I pick for my collection. For example my driftwood chime I found the driftwood at the beach after a tropical storm.

Supplies to make Driftwood Christmas Tree craft

Supplies you need:

  • Different size driftwood pieces anywhere from 3 to 7 inches long. You can find them on Etsy or Amazon if you don’t have any around your community.
  • An old frame without the glass that has solid backing.
  • Your favorite acrylic paint color. I used Blue wash from DecoArt.
  • A glue gun to attach the driftwood on the wood frame

How To Make a Hanging Driftwood Christmas Tree

This is a pretty easy project.

  1. Paint your wood frame base a pretty color that you feel would highlight the drift wood.
Painting wood for driftwood Christmas tree craft

2. After the wood frame dries. Arrange your driftwood pieces from longest to shortest forming a Christmas tree. Make sure the tree is centered on the wood frame. You may have to cut some of the driftwood pieces in half to place on the very top of the tree and for the trunk of the tree.

How to arrange driftwood pieces for driftwood Christmas tree craft

3. Statt attaching the driftwood pieces to the wood frame with a glue gun. The glue dries very fast to the wood so work fast. If you feel it looks crooked you can pull it off and fix it.

That’s all it takes to make this cute hanging driftwood Christmas tree

More Tips and Ideas In making the Hanging Driftwood Christmas Tree

When you are finding the right pieces make sure you use lighter driftwood pieces.The heavier ones I found didn’t glue as well as the lighter ones. Another ideas I had was to add some cute little beads like pearls or crystal beads. It creates little ornaments on the tree.

Hope you enjoyed my Hanging Driftwood Christmas Tree

You can pin this!

For More Driftwood Projects!

How To Make A Bleached Driftwood Candle Holder.

How To Make a Driftwood Chime.

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  1. Rebecca Payne says:

    Very cute. So creative. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is such a cute idea!! One year I hope to decorate with a coastal theme for Christmas. This would be the perfect addition.

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