Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crafting With Driftwood for Christmas

      When my kids were very young, my husband and I lived in San Francisco. On weekends we would go to the beach for long walks and then splurge on a few hot ciders at a local market in Half Moon Bay. Occasionally I would find an interesting piece of driftwood on the beach and if it was small enough, I'd take it home and make good use of it. 
      One Christmas I painted a small piece of driftwood like a Belznickle and wrapped it up for my husband. Although it was a strange ornament it didn't look out of place on our tree, which was decked out entirely with Belznickes. 
      My younger child absconded it for her own collected memories and she now hangs him on her tree every year.
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack. Above you can view the front, up close and back of my hand painted driftwood Santa.
More Driftwood Ornaments:
      "A fun DIY video, how to build a driftwood Christmas tree . . I will post the full step by step tutorial on my blog (tomorrow Dec 16th) with more details and a link to buying the tree we made for this video. visit, http:// you enjoyed this video subscribe to my youtube channel for more DIY tutorials, I post new videos regularly to youtube! You can also find me on Facebook" Here is the video DIY of the cute beach ball ornament Debi made.

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