More coastal Christmas ideas: DIY a Driftwood Wreath

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.

Coastal Christmas: DIY a Driftwood Christmas Wreath.

Driftwood Christmas Wreath by Kathleen George.

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).

Beautiful textures on this Driftwood Wreath! Tutorial on

Randomly arrange and overlap your driftwood pieces. You’ll fill in any gaps with Spanish moss.

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.

Love the idea of a birch bark bow on this Driftwood Wreath.

Add a birch bark bow!

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.

Coastal Christmas decorating ideas on CraftsnCoffee.comSeashell Topiary

Sea Glass Topiary

Driftwood Topiary

I have a few more favorite beach-theme wreaths from last year, and I’m sure these could be dressed up for Christmas, too.

Beautiful summer wreaths on

Driftwood & Seashell Wreath

River Rock Mosaic Wreath

Sea Glass Mosaic Wreath

Always remember:

A little sand between your toes

takes away your woes.

Do you have a favorite beach saying?

Happy crafting.


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6 Responses to More coastal Christmas ideas: DIY a Driftwood Wreath

  1. Love this wreath. A beautiful way to bring the outside in! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      And a sunny reminder of fun times at the beach when you’re in the middle of a winter snowstorm! Thanks for stopping in today, Barb. Sharon

  2. LisaM6 says:

    What a wonderful wreath. The added touches of green and red are just right. Great tut.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Lisa. Are you working on any Christmas projects yet?? Sharon

      • LisaM6 says:

        working away at them while the kids are busy working. I am still trying to work out the volleyball ornament. I need to find my daughters small volleyball for a pattern. I am also going to try and create a volleyball message board. Will let you know when they are done.

      • Sharon says:

        Your daughter will love the message board for her dorm room . . . and I bet the whole team will want them, too. 🙂 Good luck with your list. Sharon

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