Painted Driftwood Tree Ornament

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Do you have a beach or nautical themed Christmas tree? Then this Painted Driftwood Tree Ornament will be the perfect addition to your ornament collection. For more DIY ornaments see my Ornaments page. 


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.

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  1. 11.16.16
    Emily said:

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

    • 11.19.16
      Kim said:

      Thanks Emily!

  2. 11.15.16
    Megan said:

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

    • 11.19.16
      Kim said:

      Absolutely, I may need on for myself!

  3. 11.15.16
    Beverly said:

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

  4. 11.11.16
    Michelle said:

    This is such a great idea! Love all things Driftwood!

    • 11.12.16
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much Michelle.

  5. 11.11.16

    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!

    • 11.12.16
      Kim said:

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

  6. 11.11.16

    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.

    • 11.12.16
      Kim said:

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

  7. 11.11.16
    pam smith said:

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

    • 11.12.16
      Kim said:

      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!

  8. 11.11.16

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

    • 11.12.16
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much Debra!

  9. 11.11.16
    Jelica said:

    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 :)

    • 11.12.16
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much Jelica!

Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, floral designer, and now Park Lane Stylist behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!