If you’re interested in themed Christmas trees, you need to try making this driftwood coastal branch Christmas tree for hanging on the wall! Taking only a few hours to make at most, you’ll be shocked at how easy a project it is. So, let’s get that tree started!
Materials and Supplies
- Various sized branches that, when laid out smallest to largest, look like a pine tree
- White spray paint
- Multi-surface crafts paint, coastal colors
- Fishing line
- Plastic, clear ornaments
- A large starfish
- A few small starfish
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Lace ribbon
Directions for Coastal Branch Christmas Trees
- To begin, choose the right sized branches before peeling the bark off. Bake your branches in the oven for about two hours on 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps dry the branches out while also killing off any insects still inside.
- Spray the branches white, which could involve several coats, so let them dry for roughly one hour in between coats.
- Lay the branches out as far apart as you would like them and then cut two long strands of twine that are roughly twice your “tree’s” length. For instance, four-foot trees call for eight-foot twine.
- Connect your branches together with the twine, knotting it around every branch. Don’t simply wrap the twine around the branches and add glue. They must be knotted, so they can handle the bottom branches’ weight. Secure the knots using hot glue. When the branches are connected, tie the top two loose ends together to form a hanger.
- Hang the tree from the wall to ensure it looks the way you would like it to look. This will be your last chance to change anything before decorating. If you’re satisfied, trim the excess twine off from the bottom branch.
- Use multi-surface crafts paint in order to color your ornaments. Icing tips should work well as funnels for smaller openings, but eyedroppers can work as well. Place a finger over the ornament opening and shake until the inside is covered by paint. Put the ornament tops on again, securing them using hot glue.
- Use hot glue to secure the big starfish to the top two tree branches. Use fishing line to secure the starfish to the very top branch, wrapping the line around the branch and starfish several times to do so.
- Cut out a 10-inch strand of fishing line, threading it through an ornament’s hanger and then hot gluing the hanger onto a branch. Repeat this with all the other ornaments.
- Very carefully, flip over the tree and tie the ornaments’ fishing lines to the back of your tree, trimming the excess and securing the knots using hot glue.
- Now, flip your tree front side up and then glue on lace ribbon as a garland. You can also glue small starfish onto the branches.
Enjoy your Coastal Branch Christmas Tree!
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