A rustic approach to the classic Christmas tree. A great set piece for decorating the porch during the holidays, as well as the rest of the year. Time to get handy and put a new spin on this holiday!
- A good collection of thicker pieces of driftwood in various lengths. Ours ranged from 4 inches to 4 feet.
- A rod of some sort for the center of the tree. We had thin yellow metal rods from an old chimney sweeping kit. You could use anything that’s thick and sturdy enough to hold all that driftwood.
- A strong base to hold up your creation. We cut a small stump from a thick branch of a fallen Ash tree from a recent storm.
- A drill with a bit that’s a touch larger than the diameter of the center rod.
How to make it
Step 1: Arrange your driftwood from longest to shortest having enough pieces to reach your desired height.
Step 2: Drill holes in the mid-point of each piece of driftwood, making sure the holes are large enough for your center rod to go through.
Step 3: Starting with your longest, spear each piece of driftwood until you are done. And voila, you have a tree!