It’s not Tinsel Tuesday, but after sharing the Driftwood Christmas Cone on Tuesday, I decided to share this pretty Driftwood Christmas Wreath today. I’m also sharing a few more coastal decorating ideas that would be beautiful for a coastal Christmas decorating theme. If you’d like to make this Driftwood Wreath a year-round wreath, simply leave off the jingle bells. Whatever the season you choose to DIY and display the Driftwood Wreath, be sure to include the birch bark bow. I think it’s the perfect finish for this rustic wreath.
To make a Driftwood Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Driftwood (In case you’re not at the beach 😦 , or you missed my tips for sourcing driftwood inexpensively, I’m sharing them again below.)
- Spanish moss
- Faux pine sprigs with red berries
- Rustic jingle bells
- Birch bark
- Floral wire, 3” length
- Low-temp glue gun
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; wire knippers; pointed tool like a wood skewer
Noe: You can buy driftwood in craft stores, and also shop online. Or, do what we did and purchase a driftwood garland that you can disassemble. I found our garland at Marshalls, and right now, Pottery Barn has Driftwood Garlands on sale for $12.99 (originally $29.50).
To make a Driftwood Christmas Wreath:
1. Randomly arrange the driftwood on the wreath, overlapping pieces occasionally. When you’re happy with your arrangement, glue the driftwood to the wreath.
2. Using the wood skewer, tuck small pieces of Spanish moss between the pieces of driftwood. Add a dab of glue, if needed, to hold the moss in place.
3. Insert small pine sprigs between the driftwood pieces and glue in place.
4. Carefully shape a length of birch bark into a bow. You can first soak the driftwood, if needed, to make it more pliable. Secure the bow with glue, and then glue to the wreath.
5. Glue jingle bells to the wreath.
6. Twist floral wire into a hanging loop. Insert and glue the ends to the back of the wreath.
Here are a few more coastal crafts to create and display for Christmas or year-round.
I have a few more favorite beach-theme wreaths from last year, and I’m sure these could be dressed up for Christmas, too.
A little sand between your toes
takes away your woes.
Do you have a favorite beach saying?