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Driftwood Candle (Dollar Tree DIY)

This cute driftwood candle DIY is so easy to make you’ll wonder why you haven’t made one sooner!

Driftwood candle diy

It has been so hot and humid here in Southwest Virginia the past few weeks. The weather people keep saying “it’s not going to be so humid tomorrow”, but I’m pretty sure they know they’re lying.

Every day for the past few weeks it has been in the 90s and some days it has felt like triple digits. So even if it’s “not so humid” it’s still pretty darn hot!

And that heat makes me want to be lazy and lay on the couch watching Hallmark Christmas movies. (Which, by the way, I have been doing almost every night! #noshame)

However, those Christmas movies haven’t kept me from making beach-themed decor for my home! Just like this quick and easy driftwood candle DIY, which is made using only 2 supplies from Dollar Tree!

Driftwood Candle DIY

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What you need:

  • Candle (2.8 inches tall)
  • Driftwood pieces
  • Jute string
  • Hot glue

Our local Dollar Tree had a bag of driftwood pieces last year. I haven’t been in there this summer since all the pandemic stuff started so I’m not sure if they still have them or not. They were in a small bag and almost as tall as the candle.

What you do:

This is so simple you’ll wonder why you hadn’t made one sooner! I swear it took me about 15 minutes to make this driftwood candle.

Basically all you do for this driftwood candle DIY is line your driftwood pieces up around the candle and hot glue them on.

After all of the pieces are glued to the candle, wrap a piece of jute twine around the entire thing, and tie in a bow in the front.

I told you it was super simple!

And it looks so beachy!

driftwood candle diy

How do you decorate your home for summer? Do you have a certain theme?

Looking for more summer decor inspiration? I recommend these:
Seashell Picture Frame
Starfish Candlesticks
Hymnal Page Candles
Chipped Candle Holder (Kirkland’s Dupe)

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. I love anything beachy/sea-themed! Neat!

    1. Me, too! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  2. Just a beautiful but simple idea. Thanks Michelle.

    1. Thank you so much!

  3. I like this idea!

    1. Thank you!

  4. What a great idea. Love the look. Who would of thought making a candle holder out of drift wood. You are so crafty!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  5. That is so cute! Great idea to throw in something cheap yet unique with a gift ❀️

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  6. It’s so pretty and rustic!

    1. Thank you so much!

  7. I love candles, and this DIY look so amazing. Thank you Michelle for sharing this beautiful idea β™₯️.

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  8. Well, that is super cute!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you!!

  9. This is so cutest s such a simple idea ! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much!

  10. I really love this idea! Personally, I’m a big fan of driftwood pieces. Around here, it’s a ‘big deal,’ where people go out on their boats and bring back some amazing pieces of driftwood. Some of them are HUGE! The rustic appeal is a lot of fun.

    I love how easy this DIY is to do, but it turns out adorable!

    Have to tell you too – oh how I laughed when I read you saying, “I’m pretty sure they know they’re lying,” (about the humidity). 🀣🀣🀣 Your whole beginning to this post had me cracking up. LOVE your humor, my friend! πŸ€—

    As always, you’ve made my day with one of your creations. It’s perfect for any beachy-theme!

    1. Thank you! I love driftwood, too. It’s so pretty and I love how unique each piece is.
      Haha! I’m so glad I could make you laugh! πŸ˜€ That makes my day!

  11. says:

    You made this look so easy! I am going to have to try it.

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you get to make one soon. πŸ™‚

  12. Kim says:

    I love this!! I live at the beach and this would be darling on my covered porch. Off to collect some wood! Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you get to make one soon! πŸ™‚

  13. So simple, but so cute! I am not a DIYer, but I can do this.

    1. Thank you!! This is so simple to make. πŸ™‚

  14. I love it! Very clean and creative

    1. Thank you so much!!

  15. Ohhhh I love those Hallmark movies, you make this seem so easy to make and it looks so pretty. xo

    1. Thank you so much!!

  16. I love simple crafts plus I have beach decor all year – thank you!

    1. Having beach decor all year is a good idea! πŸ™‚

  17. christinafayerepurposed says:

    So cute and budget friendly! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  18. This is so cute and easy! (On a side note, I never got into the whole Christmas in July thing myself but I don’t begrudge anyone finding their bit of joy in this crazy world!)

    1. Thank you so much! I know what you mean. I watch the Christmas movies just to break up the craziness of the world, but I’m not going to start decorating or anything. πŸ˜€

      1. I totally understand. I find I have to watch the most benign stuff on TV or on the computer now cause I can’t handle anything too dramatic – the world is dramatic enough!

  19. Nice DIY ❀

    1. Thank you so much!

  20. Wow, hot and humid indeed! I’m always happy to swap you for my corner of the grey and rainy UK. We’ve actually got a rare but of warmth and sunshine today which is nice. Come over tomorrow, where it’s sure to be cooler & rainy again!

    I love this candle with the wooden outer and rope detailing, it’s got such a rustic chic vibe to it.

    Caz xx

    1. I’d be glad to come over and enjoy your cool rainy days for a little bit. I haven’t seen rain in almost a month! Ugh! We can swap places for a while. πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much!!

      1. My bag is already packed, I’m ready to go! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  21. This is so cute and easy to make. 😊Thanks for sharing this DIY. πŸ€—

    1. Thank you! It is very easy. πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome. ❀
        Yes. 😊

  22. Super hot and humid the next few days here too!! Love this fun DIY Michelle! It will go perfectly with my painting!! Now to find some some driftwood!!

    1. I’m ready for fall weather! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! Yes, it would! Your painting is so pretty!

  23. Ahhhh I LOVE this!!! Nice job!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  24. Good but simple idea Michelle !! πŸ’œ

    1. Thank you so much!

  25. Cute idea, Michelle. As for the Hallmark Christmas movies, I have to say, they are a real pick-me-up, like a vaca for the soul. Blessings!

    1. Thank you so much! I agree with you about the Hallmark movies. It’s nice to have a break from the heat and humidity.

  26. clever & wonderful! many tx for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  27. Very cute. I had no idea you could buy driftwood like you can pine cones!

    1. Thank you! I was lucky and found some at our local Dollar Tree. I haven’t been in this summer so I don’t know if they still have any or not. πŸ™‚

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