You may recognize this from my Instagram account last year, but I made it a little too late to share for my Christmas DIYers.. so months later, I’m sharing the project so you can make one this year!
When I saw these unfinished tree blanks at Hobby Lobby (40% off too), I picked one up and knew it’s be great to customize for the holidays. Combined with some oyster shells and wood stain, it was an easy afternoon project to add another coastal touch to my holiday mantle.
Oyster Shell Tree
What you’ll need:
- Wooden tree base: I found mine at Hobby Lobby
- Driftwood wood stain
- 14 oyster shells
- Liquid cement
While the natural wood is fine, I wanted to stain it to match my decor more. Use a rag and apply the wood stain to the front and sides of the tree. Let it dry.
When the stain is dry, add the oyster shells to the tree. Shells with a flatter back are best so there’s more surface area to apply the liquid cement to. Cover the tree with shells, leaving a little room at the top for the starfish.
Add the starfish and let everything dry. Then it’s ready to stand up and be a part of your decor!
My new tree fit perfect with the burlap & starfish one and others I’ve found at stores. I like a little eclectic look and yall know I love oyster shells, so this combo works perfect. Especially with my furball on the hearth 🙂