Painted Driftwood Tree Ornament


Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange.

My Ornament partner gave some hints to what she loves to decorate with for the holidays. She has turquoise and silver decor, so I made her this sweet Painted Driftwood Tree Ornament to hang on her coastal themed decor and tree!

Painted Driftwood Tree Ornament


  • Driftwood Pieces
  • Acrylic Paint: white, silver, light teal, dark teal
  • Hot glue & gun
  • Blue Painters Tape
  • Star Stencil
  • Jute Twine



Select unique pieces of driftwood in sizes from small to large. Choose one long piece for the base to glue the tree to secure it.


Paint each piece of the tree with a different pattern and colors. Use painters tape to keep sharp lines between colors of paint. Let them dry.

I used a small star stencil for the top of the tree. Hot glue all the pieces to the base driftwood. Glue on a piece of twine to hang the ornament.

Now onto the Hop!

The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!

2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop

2016 Ornament Exchange Hostesses

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · The Kolb Corner

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Robin ·Redo It Yourself Inspirations Sherry · Olives-n-Okra

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Sherry · Savvy Apron Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Jelica · A Pretty Fix Emily · Two Purple Couches Christene · Keys to Inspiration

Kati · Houseful of Handmade Beverly · Across the Blvd.

Jeanie · Create and Babble Erin · Suburban Simplicity

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Debra · Shoppe No. 5 Donna · Two Chicks and A Mom

Pamela · Home On The Corner


17 thoughts on “Painted Driftwood Tree Ornament

  1. Kim this is so neat! I love the teal colors, too. Perfect for a coastal Christmas 🙂

  2. I could see this being beautiful on a coastal tree, or as a great remembrance of a coastal trip!

    1. Absolutely, I may need on for myself!

  3. This is going on my must make list. Thanks for the inspiration. Your driftwood ornament is fabulous!

  4. If my kids ever let me change our Christmas tree to a coastal theme (I tired to do it this year), I’m so stealing this idea 🙂 I love it!

    1. Thank you Erlene! I’d like to change mine too.

  5. I love this beautiful little tree ornament. I do have some small pieces of driftwood from the beach and I am going to see if I can create this tree.

    1. Thanks Sherry glad you liked it. It really is simple to make.

  6. I love it! I can’t wait to add it to my tree! You made it perfectly. Thanks so much!

    1. I happy to hear that Pam! It can be tough making something for someone else. Glad you like it. It will be on it’s way soon!

  7. This is the sweetest little tree. I like how you customized it to fit the coastal theme. It turned out great.

  8. What a clever idea! I love using driftwood in craft projects, but never thought to create an ornament out of them. And the unconventional colours work so well. Just love how this turned out 🙂

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