A ribbon Christmas tree craft can be done many ways but we love it especially when it incorporates driftwood in the background! Take it from us, you can’t go wrong with driftwood.
A Fun Way to Make a Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft
The theme from one of our Friday Favorites was “O Christmas Tree”, which helped to inspire this latest craft. And since there are always so many varieties of crafts that can be done with driftwood, I jump at the chance to use it whenever I can! Collecting driftwood is a great way to craft with nature and this ribbon Christmas tree craft was no different.
I spend a lot of time at my family’s house near Lake Huron in Ontario, and so collecting driftwood is easy for us to do. If you do not live near a beach though, check thrift stores or other stores to see if they sell driftwood or other rustic wood surfaces that you can use.
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- Large driftwood pieces
- Large stir sticks
- White chalky paint
- Fabric or ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Fabric scissors
- Embellishments such as twinkle lights and a star
How to Make a Lovely Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft
I shared the tutorial for this ribbon Christmas tree craft on a recent Facebook Live which you can catch here or if you prefer the photo tutorial, continue reading below.
We used some driftwood pieces as the foundation for this simple Christmas craft idea. After arranging the driftwood and securing the pieces together with some paint sticks and glue, I dry brushed the front side with white paint.
Next, I cut up strips of this festive fabric to 1″ wide pieces and then glued them on, starting at the top and working downwards to create a tree shape.
I simply twisted and pinched the fabric and glued it to the driftwood.
I used another piece of driftwood to create a trunk for the tree and then added a starfish sprinkled with some diamond dust to the top. Finally I added some nautical rope to the top for hanging.
I love how this rustic Christmas craft turned out – a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of decor for the holidays!
More Driftwood Christmas Crafts
- Driftwood Tree Ornament
- Driftwood Santa and Snowman Ornaments
- Driftwood Reindeer Ornaments
- Driftwood Christmas Tree
- Coastal Christmas Ornaments
- Painted Driftwood Christmas Village
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A Lovely Ribbon Christmas Tree Craft
- Arrange driftwood and secure the pieces together with some paint sticks and glue.
- Next, dry brush the front side with white paint.
- Next, cut up strips of this festive fabric to 1" wide pieces and then glue them on, starting at the top and working downwards to create a tree shape.
- Simply twisted and pinch the fabric and glue it onto the driftwood.
- Use another piece of driftwood to create a trunk for the tree and then added a starfish sprinkled with some diamond dust to the top.
- Finally, add some nautical rope to the top for hanging.