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Coastal Christmas: DIY Driftwood Tree Topper

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In case you don’t know, we tend to like driftwood. We are a coastal oriented couple and driftwood is a big thing on our coast. That’s why we’ve made our coffee table and the cupcake display at our wedding out of driftwood. Being Christmas, we wanted to incorporate some driftwood into our holidays, so we decided to DIY a driftwood tree topper!

We also made a DIY driftwood angel tree topper!

DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted

We started with a stack of driftwood collected from Folly Beach and sawed off a bunch of pieces that were roughly six inches long. Then, we got a medium sized plastic ornament ball to attached the driftwood to with hot glue.

DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted

Our plan was to take off the top of the ornament ball and turn it upside down to go over the top piece of wood on the tree. Then, we were aiming to make a starburst by gluing the pieces of wood in different directions from the ball.

DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted
DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted

Once it was all done, we gently rested it atop our tree! The top of our (faux) tree fit perfectly inside the hole of the ornament. It’s actually very stable and secure up there.

DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted
DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted

This tree topper adds such a cute coastal look to our Christmas tree! It is a great little piece to go along with the vibe of our whole house.

We will be back tomorrow with our full tree reveal. Be sure to come back to check it out!

What do you typically put on top of your Christmas tree??

DIY Drift Wood Star Burst Tree Topper - Charleston Crafted
Yield: 1 tree topper

How to make a Driftwood Tree Topper

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $0-10

Check out my tutorial for how to build a custom DIY driftwood starburst Christmas tree topper.

Materials

  • Driftwood - about 6" in length
  • Medium plastic ball ornament

Tools

  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Use hot glue to attach driftwood, evenly spaced around the ornament.
  2. Place on your tree. Stick the top of the tree into the hole in the ornament. Enjoy!

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