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))