A Merry Coastal Holiday

Whether you’re soaking in the sun or shoveling snow for days this season, we think a coastal holiday is the best kind of holiday— no matter if you’re on the coast or tucked inland. Here are few easy ways to decorate for the holidays, while keeping the theme coastal.


Coastal Christmas Snowman made sea urchins

Sea Urchin Snowman

Who said snowmen (or women) have to be made of snow? This cute fella is made out of actual sea urchins that have  been painted and glued together.  Add a face and accessories as you like. These make great ornaments or table toppers for any coastal Christmas.




Christmas tree made from sea glass driftwood




Sea Glass Holiday Décor

This year, trade in your tinsel for sea glass. It’s just as sparkly and festive. Turn the sea glass you’ve collected into something crafty for Christmas. Here’s a piece of holiday wall art made of sea glass and drift wood.



Christmas Garland made from evergreens, rope and starfish






 Coastal Tidings

Add a little holiday flair to your staircase or fireplace.  Take evergreen bunches, starfish and woven rope to create coastal holiday garland. Add red bows, ornaments or berries for extra holiday color.



Holiday table settings from beach wood, starfish and sea glass




Beachy Table Top

Dress your dinner table with a few simple seaside inspirations. Combine your favorite sea baubles such as seashells, starfish, sea glass to your traditional holiday décor like ornaments or candle votives.





Driftwood Christmas tree with seashell ornaments




Driftwood Christmas Tree

Take your coastal holiday to the next level with this driftwood Christmas tree. This project might be time consuming, but seems well worth the hard work.  Decorate it with lots of seashells for ornaments and top it off with a real star fish. This is a festive and fresh alternative to the traditional Christmas tree.





We found these ideas and more on Pinterest. For more holiday decorating tips and ways to make your coastal Christmas one to remember, visit our A Coastal Holiday board for lots more inspiration.

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1 Comment

  • December 24, 2013

    Judith Schneider

    It is snowing at my house, so when I see the seashell ornaments and the drift wood christmas tree, I am ready for the beautiful beaches and warmth. I especially like the driftwood tree. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and have a very merry Christman. Judi Schneider