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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60 thoughts on “Driftwood Candle (Dollar Tree DIY)”

  1. 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! ?

    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! 😀 That makes my day!

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

  3. 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. 😀

      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!

  4. 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. 😀
      Thank you so much!!

  5. 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. 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. 🙂

  6. Your candle looks wonderful! I love that it’s made with Dollar Tree supplies! Pinned. I’m way behind on reading your email newsletters, so I’m trying to catch up on a few today. 🙂

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