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DIY Beachy Decor Driftwood Tree

Come see how I made this adorable driftwood tree with foraged driftwood from the beach!

We love to collect things around here.

Especially my little guys.

Maybe they inherited a little bit of a hoarder gene somewhere?

Whenever we visit a beach, the boys insist on carrying home a pocket full of pretty rocks or driftwood.

And if they don’t have any pockets, guess who is carrying all their collections?

Eventually some of the foraged collections disappear. Or go back where they came from.

But every now and then we hold onto some. Like the driftwood.

I always knew that all that driftwood would come in handy one day. Like on this DIY Beachy Decor Driftwood Tree.

A driftwood tree beside blue glass with a palm leaf in it.

This was a really quick and thrifty DIY project, and I love the relaxed beachy feel it has added to our summer decor.

To make this I used a foam cone form from Make it Fun crafts, my hot glue gun, and various pieces of driftwood that we have collected on family trips and outings over the past couple of years {I may or may not have two small tubs full of driftwood hoarded in my craft room}.

The drifwood pieces and a hot glue gun.

I spread the driftwood out and sorted it loosely according to size, shape, and thickness to help me when I was choosing pieces to layer onto the tree form.

All the driftwood laid out according to size.

And then I just went for it.

I tried to get a good base of driftwood all over the form first, gluing pieces on… then hunting and searching for pieces that would work and fit well together.

Using the glue gun to glue them together.

I layered and overlapped pieces as I went to make sure that all the foam was covered and not showing {or showing as little as possible}.

Stacking the wood on top of each other to create a tree.


The driftwood all gued together.

The DIY tree outside on the table.

The DIY driftwood tree.

Maybe you spotted this yesterday when I shared the first part of our Lake House Summer House Tour?

I love how it looks on the display table in our dining room – isn’t it a fab accent to this beachy vignette?

I’ve seen trees like this retailing at home decor stores for much more then it cost me to make it – really, it’s only the cost of the form and the glue. The driftwood is free {once you collect it – kids love helping with that part!}. Of course, make sure you only collect driftwood from beaches where you are allowed to remove it.

Lake House Summer Tour with beachy coastal colourful dining room master bedroom and deck at the happy housie-13

Antlers with driftwood wreath around it.

If you missed it, you can see the rest of our Summer Home Tour {part one} here. 

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DIY driftwood tree poster.

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  1. Very attractive! This is the perfect piece for a summer mantel or vignette. Plus — it probably evokes memories of family beach vacations where you collected the driftwood. Great idea!

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