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DIY – How to Make a Christmas Tree from Driftwood

diy driftwood christmas tree tutorial adorablestDIY – How to Make a Christmas Tree from Driftwood. This tutorial includes step by step instructions to make it easy!

diy driftwood christmas tree supplies adorablestYou will need:

  • Driftwood in various lengths
  • Natural twine
  • Clear beading thread
  • Glue
  • Shells and shell pieces
  • Faux pearl beads
  • Faux Coral – Follow this DIY – Faux Coral

How to:diy driftwood christmas tree tutorial step 1Step 1 – Lay out your driftwood in a Christmas Tree shape. Take note of the spacing. (As on yesterday’s post, here is a link on How to Make Your Own Driftwood if you don’t have access to beach driftwood).diy driftwood christmas tree tutorial step 2Step 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.

diy driftwood christmas tree tutorial steps adorablest

1. Tie a regular knot.

2. Slip your driftwood branch into the knot.

3. Tighten the first knot, then make another.

4. Again slip your driftwood branch into the knot.

5. Repeat.

6. I found it much easier to make the knot first, then slip in the driftwood.

7. Continue until you have completed one ‘side’ of your driftwood Christmas Tree.

8. Repeat for the other side.

9. Keep your knots all on the ‘underside’ for both sides.

10. On the bottom ‘rung’ make it a double knot.

11. After getting the driftwood in position, glue the knots.

12. The underside will be glued, but it won’t show as a wall hanging.




diy driftwood christmas tree tutorial string complete adorablestStringing complete on the driftwood Christmas Tree. If you like minimalist, you could leave it like this.

diy driftwood christmas tree shell faux coral adorablestI used my DIY – Faux Coral made with clay, shells that I’d collected and a string of faux pearls to decorate the driftwood.

diy driftwood christmas tree faux coral adorablestdiy driftwood christmas tree adorablestApologies for the photos not being the best. I’m not sure if it’s my camera, the lighting or me – or all three, but hopefully you can get the gist of How to Make a Driftwood Christmas Tree.

Claire

DIY – Driftwood Christmas Tree (Sneak Peek)

diy driftwood christmas tree supplies sneak peak adorablestHere’s a sneak peek for tomorrow’s DIY – Driftwood Christmas Tree. Since making the DIY – Faux Coral this week, I wanted to try and include it in a craft that could somehow be used.

If it’s too early for Christmas, but you like the idea of this DIY Driftwood Christmas Tree, it will give you chance to collect the pieces at your leisure. If you don’t live near a beach, or driftwood is hard to find, check out this link How to Make Your Own Driftwood on diydriftwood.com (a whole site devoted to the love of driftwood). Using this DIY your own driftwood takes about a week according to the post (and also mentions definitely not for your aquarium!)

You’ll need the supplies as listed on the image above (or improvise), plus a pair of scissors for the DIY. Following up from my post the other day, I’ve coated the Faux Coral I made with about 3 coats of clear nail polish now. I used Ulta3 brand, the one from the chemist  in the $2 ‘pile’, for readers in Australia. Using this nail polish on the Soft Clay seems to be fine. So far it’s not sticky (like nail polish on polymer clay can be). It has hardened and made the faux coral slightly glossy.

See you tomorrow for DIY – Driftwood Christmas Tree and Link Love.

Claire

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