It’s the Fourth of July and to me that means trips to the beach, backyard entertaining and blasts of color! A truly crafty holiday host loves to impress with every last detail, and the cool curves of windswept driftwood are the perfect ingredient for bringing a bit of seaside style to your Independence Day fete. Take inspiration from nature and art to create a centerpiece that’s equal parts organic and elegant…with a modern pop of neon!
To create: gather driftwood from the beach, or perhaps find at your local craft or flower supply store . Double knot brightly colored string to an area of the driftwood and wrap tightly. Continue with your other colors of string and create a color block pattern in sporadic areas of the driftwood. After wrapping, double knot, snip with scissors, and use a dab of glue to seal. To create an over-the-top tabletop candelabra, use strong wood glue to bond together, holding in place till dry. You may even want to use a paper tape to hold together, which will act like a vice to hold during the dry time. Lastly, attach mini tea lights onto the wood using super glue.
Declare your independence with a DIY that will light up your 4th of July!