Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Heather Inn: Seaside Driftwood Christmas Tree

This home decor idea is inspired by My Heather Inn.  If you haven't read about my plan for the "Ultimate Fake-Cation,"  please check it out!

Although I'm not currently living near the seaside, I still love nautical and natural decor in my home.  Recently, while we were visiting beautiful Chesapeake Beach, MD, I was reminded of a craft I'd discovered on Pinterest by The Space Between:  


Isn't that just adorable?  While walking along the beach, I saw piles and piles of "just the right size" pieces of driftwood just sitting there for FREE!  How could I resist?

Using a glue gun, I glued each piece of driftwood in ascending order in a criss-cross pattern.  Then, I glued on a "trunk" and stabilized the tree in a mason jar filled with shells and sea glass.  Next, using raffia, I secured the driftwood and hid the runny glue.  Finally, I decorated each tree branch with shells we found on the same beach.  

If you live near the water, you can craft one of these anytime.  If not, next time you're on vacation, pick up a few pieces of driftwood and shells and bring them home - a Driftwood Christmas Tree would make a wonderful memento of your summertime vacation!

Total Fake-It Cost:  FREE!

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  1. Love it!! I just finished my mini driftwood Christmas tree for the wall. Your "Fake-Cation" cracked me up!!

  2. That is SUCH a clever idea. I looove beachy decor. Would you share this here?

  3. I LOVE your tree! Thank you so much for linking back to mine, I'm so glad it brought you inspiration. Ironically, we lived on the Eastern Shore of MD for 5 years. I hope you enjoyed your visit there. Happy Holidays!
    Karah @ thespacebtweenblog

  4. That is adorable! What a nice nod to one of your favorite places.

  5. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday! We hope you'll join us again soon.


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