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Ideas for Homemade Christmas Ornaments -Coastal Style!

Celebrating Christmas with homemade ornaments.

homemade beach Christmas ornament ball
I posted this idea of a clear fillable Christmas ball ornament in an earlier post here: Make a Beach Ornament. This is another beauty, made by the talented Alisa from Life is a Beautiful Place. I love how the shell's dangling -you can do that with a ball that opens up!


Handpainted Chrismas Ornament
Christmas Ornaments with a Painted Personal Touch via HGTV. Place a frosted glass ornament on a mug or glass, take out your acrylic paints and let the magic begin!

Driftwood Ornament
Got a few small dritfwood pieces? Transform them into fun Santas!

Painted Shell Ornament
Large Quaogh shells make great canvas. Prime the inside, then paint and you've got an awesome homemade Shell Ornament.


Glittered shells add sparkle! Seen here.

Sand Dollar Ornament
If you were lucky to find a sand dollar, turn it into an elegant Ornament.

decorated sea shell ornaments
The sky is the limit to what you can glue onto sand dollars, starfish and shells. Via.

Sea Urchin Ornament
Consider yourself lucky if you find an urchin! Lightly misted with fine gold glitter and adorned with Swarovski crystals, this urchin is precious indeed. It hangs from a shimmery magenta and gold iridescent ribbon. Via Flickr.

Starfish Santa
Transform a starfish into a Santa. This would work great with a less than perfect starfish. But do this only if you find one washed upon the beach!

Handmade Christmas Ornament
And how adorable is This homemade Christmas ornament!

Sea Glass Ornaments
And if you happen to have a sea glass collection, Wrap pieces in wire and hang them as ornaments. Beautiful, don't you think! Via Coastal Living.

Seasonal Greetings to All!
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34 comments:

Tara Beaulieu said...

I have to tell you, I love your blog! I read it faithfully and I was thrilled to see that you are showing two of my ornament designs. (The Swarovski sand dollar and the large sea urchin). Thank you so much! :) Best, Tara

La Petite Gallery said...

Just came here for the first time lovely post.

I have put you on my daily read.

yvonne

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That was fun...love that sea urchin!

Sue

Beach Vintage said...

I love the driftwood Santa's.

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Sooo cute and beachy. Love them all but I'm afraid I lack the painting talent...:(

Pam Kersting said...

And Season's Greetings to you too, Maya!!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love the sea urchin. I have this odd obsession with sea urchins.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

The sea urchin is beautiful! And that's probably my favorite lighthouse in the world: Round Island Light at Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Christy said...

Great ideas. I have starfish and seashell ornaments from the two years I lived in Florida - they always bring back great memories when I hang them on the tree! Like I did yesterday!

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh Maya, I have not had the time to visit in a while and my all of the fabulousness I have missed!! The buoy Santa's are fantastic and all of the painted holiday items are so charming!!
Your past posts have been filled with so much eye candy that it has inspired me to get out there and use starfish and driftwood for the holidays!!
Have a fun-filled rest of the day!!
xOxO Nerina :)

beth said...

Those are all such great ideas! I love using star fish for decorating! LOVE the sparkly painted star fish! They are so pretty.
Have a great day. Beth.

sealaura said...

very cute. my faves are the ones with just a little bit of glitz. happy monday.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Oh, you've inspired me to break out the Christmas craft supplies and get started on something special for the table. These are all wonderful!

Cheryl said...

gorgeous! love love love the urchin ornament.

Marie said...

They are all brilliant...sooo creative! I luv the shell painted inside.
-marie

La Petite Gallery said...

Thanks for the comment.
The shells are so clever.
I am on the Maine coast.

DesignTies said...

Uh-oh... now I'm going to have to put up a third Christmas tree and cover it with beachy ornaments!! I LOVE the embellished sand dollar -- it's SO pretty!! And the shell dangling in the clear ball is beautiful. But with 3 big dogs in the house, that one might not last very long!!

Kelly

Alisa said...

Thank you so much for featuring my ornaments, Maya!
All of these ornies are great!

FILIGREE MOON said...

So very pretty! ~ Angela

desiree said...

Love the driftwood Santa's! Like I needed an excuse to get to the coast....Thanks for the inspiration!

Marianne@Songbird said...

You have collected some great ideas! I don't know if it would work with my Christmas decor, but I am tempted to try.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have tried the sand ornaments before, but the dangling shell really brings it up. Thanks so much for the idea!

Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

I love all of these ornaments! You gave me some great ideas to make gifts for my 3 brothers that live on the beach in Florida.
Thanks! Stopping by from the Parade of Ornaments.

erin said...

thanks for all the inspiring beachy ornaments! i have star fish on my tree this year as an homage to the sea...

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

oh my gosh, that sea urchin is my favorite, it's divine!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh the shells are just gorgeous!

I hope that you will come by and see the ornaments I made: pearl encrusted star, crystal and button ball and an anthrro inspired tree topper.

Centsational Girl said...

Those are all so lovely - I adore a beach themed tree. I have a gorgeous starfish and you've just inspired me how to display it !

Thanks for linking to my party !

Hugs
Kate

Ruth said...

These are gorgeous. I just came over from the ornament party. I love them.

Ruth

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The first photo just took my breath away! Lovely. :) Visiting from Kate's party! :)

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

How fun! I love the glitzy sanddollar :).

Anonymous said...

I love your ornaments...Have you ever put photos on them?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

No, I have never put photos on ornament, but I think it's actually a very nice idea, especially since I do love photography.

seaphemera said...

I have just come upon your site and love it! I grew up in NJ, now live in Florida and spend a good bit of time making jewelry from bits of shell and coral I find. I also love coastal birds and am forever trying to get good pictures of them! Although Christmas is over, I love your ornaments and will remember these ideas for next year!

Anonymous said...

cool awsome these r such creative sea ornaments