Sand Ornaments by Creative Artworks. Real beach sand is used by the artist to create and mold each beach ornament. Coastal Gifts, where you also find a great selection of Sand Ornaments, explains the technique: "Sand casting is an age-old art form which begins by pressing an object into the sand. The impression that remains is filled with plaster, then cures for several days. The result is a three dimensional ornament with sand as its coating." To see how this is done, click Beach Craft with Sand Plaster Mold!
Each little Grain of Beach Sand is visible on this anchor ornament! To make this Sand Ornament, draw an anchor on wax paper, then glue on sand. Once dry, the wax paper can be peeled off. Pretty cool. Click on the link for the detailed tutorial.
I suppose you could also just glue sand to cardboard cut outs! Beach Sand Ornaments from Seaside Inspired.
The Holidays collection at Beach Grass Shop includes lovely Snow Flake Sand Ornaments made with sand from Maine beaches.
The original concept for Beach Sand Snowflakes was created in 2003 by Cape Cod artist Kellie Quinn!
Sand ornaments by Beach Scapes by Tracey. Little bits and pieces were glued onto the sand to create mini beach scenes.
These are made of glass, stucco concrete blend and, of course, beach sand. By Carriage Oak Cottage.
This little beach sand ornament starts with a basic blue ball. Paint on bands of glue and pour beach sand onto the glue. Dab a bit of glue onto the small shells, press into sand around the middle band, and let dry. Via BHG.
And the most popular Christmas Ornament Crafts, filled clear glass ornaments! Simply use sand from your favorite beach, or beach vacation. These have the dates of the trip written on them and make the cutest souvenir ornaments. Via Pinterest.
For more ideas, use the Completely Coastal Christmas Holiday Inspiration and Shopping Guide!