If you love rustic natural decor, you really need to learn how to make a driftwood vase. Good news! We have all the steps below as well as all of the supplies you will need at your local Old Time Pottery. Take a look in the floral department and find bags of driftwood that are just perfect for this project. Grab a straight sided vase from the glass aisle and you will be well on your way to a holiday centerpiece that everyone will love. Here we have styled the driftwood vase for fall but we have a Christmas version below if you want to change up this idea for a variety of occasions.
Start with that straight sided vase that we mentioned above as well as a bag of the driftwood pieces. One bag worked for the vase that I chose but if you use a larger diameter, you might want to pick up two bundles of the driftwood.
I used hot glue to secure the driftwood into place. This is really just to hold it until we can place the tie around the center so don’t worry about it being secure. Just get everything onto the vase. The driftwood will fit together like a puzzle.
Then use jute twine or another type of rope to tie the vase tightly around the center. This is really what will keep everything in place and on your centerpiece.
Depending on the occasion, dress up your driftwood vase by tying something on the front. In the fall version, we tied on a gold pine cone and filled the vase with branches that still have fall leaves on them. We went with branches from the yard but you can pick up the artificial variety at Old Time Pottery while you are there.
Transition the same driftwood vase to Christmas in just seconds by tying on some red berries and filling the vase with pine cuttings.
This fun and festive touch of red and green will look great as a centerpiece or on your mantel.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a driftwood vase. Pick up your driftwood bundles at an Old Time Pottery near you and start adding in various elements for the season. This is one project that will last you all year long. Just change out what you tie on the front and put in the vase for an entirely new look.