Having an Island Glamper Christmas

D-I-Y — Making a Driftwood Christmas Tree:

I finally got around to gathering up all the driftwood I’ve been collecting for well-over two years now, and built a Christmas tree for our caravan Glamping home.  Up until yesterday, my remnants of Mother Ocean had been mere decoration in my garden beds; though they had been speaking to me for some time…wanting to become more than just pieces of wood washed ashore.  So…I went to work and made it happen.

I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!  It’s a rare occasion when I feel really proud of myself; such a sense of accomplishment.  But…that’s just the perfectionist in me, always telling me I can do better than just mediocre.

She’s a little’n: my driftwood tree, but couldn’t be more perfect for our tiny home…micro living space of less than 200 square feet.  And because I came away with such a sense of joy when I made my much treasured creation, I wanted to share the process…from start to finish, with you-all.

As always, I hope it inspires you to create something beautiful from nature this Holiday Season.  And…as always, I welcome your ‘likes’ and opinions.

Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases…ever!

*The beauty of nature cloaks us…as a warm blanket on a cold evening — if we only choose to see*

[List of supplies needed]

  • -Drill w/ bit to fit wooden dowel
  • -wooden dowel ( I used 5/16 to fit smaller pieces) sturdy enough to secure driftwood up the middle (like a tree trunk)
  • -hand saw (in case you need to shorten dowel
  • -driftwood in various lengths and widths (the long/skinny pieces work best)
  • -silicone in clear (to secure driftwood pieces when sliding onto spine (dowel)
  • -a sturdy flat piece of driftwood or natural wood for a base (I used a large piece of fallen bark from a local tree (see pic))

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. breid1903 says:

    i wasn’t sure when you started. but it is beautiful. i grew up as a designer, i would know.

    ice cream. raz

    1. gypsyvinrose says:

      Thank you. I’m happy with it, and the family is too. : ) Have a Happy Christmas.

      1. breid1903 says:

        happy happy happy. that is what’s important. b

        you know there are people that will pay GOOD MONEY for art like that. most will not, but some will. they are either to busy, to lazy or both. think about it. there are people that hire me because they don’t have time to do something, but they have time to watch me. don’t be afraid to charge. you only want to sell a few a day. i always try to be the most expensive. a lexus costs way more than a sentra. people expect to pay more for quality.

        just a thought.

        ice cream. raz

      2. gypsyvinrose says:

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Raz. : ) And you are so right about charging more, and people expecting better quality. I know I would gladly pay more for handmade work, than something off an assembly line.
        Thanks again for commenting. Have a very Merry Christmas! –And a safe and Happy New Year, too.

  2. gypsyvinrose says:

    Reblogged this on Forty Something World and commented:

    D I Y: Making a Driftwood Christmas Tree — An Island Glamper Christmas

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