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Christmas at the Beach, Naturally Decorated for the Holiday

Updated on March 28, 2017
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Christmas is my favorite holiday. I have collected traditions, decorations, and recipes to make it fun and festive. I want to share the joy.

Get Away From The Hustle, Have A Christmas At The Beachhouse

You may have a coastal home, you may not- but you can decorate like it! This could be the perfect theme for those who live in the warmer parts of the world. It is cooling and festive, and relaxed.

Not everyone is dreaming of a White Christmas, at least not the type that is cold and comes from the North. Think about pastels, natural look décor in whites, raffia brown, and seashell pink, now you have an inkling of the charm of a Christmas at the Beach.

You may not be able to actually go to the beach, but you can bring all that sense of relaxed casual fun into your holiday decorating. Bring some of the casual comfort of the Beach House and its color scheme into your celebration of Christmas. Decorate the tree with shells, bedeck the halls with pink poinsettias and paperwhites, use your imagination to create a wonderful Christmas in the fresh look of a seaside cottage.

Give gifts with a coastal theme, decorate like you are at the Beach House- have lots of jolly good fun.

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Beach Theme Christmas + Easy Craft Projects - A natural pairing of seashells, ornaments, and ribbon

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You can make hostess gifts for anyone with a love for the beach, create décor for your own home as well. many craft ideas for Christmas are ideal for a Beach themed wedding, too.

Have you seen those glass balls that are used for craft project? Yes? They seem made just for filling with a bit of decorative sand and little objects that tell stories about beach vacations, the sea, and all the pretty collected objects found when beach combing. Small shells, bits of beach glass, starfish- storebought or created as crafts, tied with raffia and satin ribbon in theme colors.


  • 70mm Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Ball Ornament
  • Double Face Satin Ribbon 1/4 inch
  • Tiny Mix Seashells

Brown sugar starfish can be used to decorate candles,tables, as gift ornament,tied onto presents, scattered around a wreath- there are so many uses to give something a touch of the sand and sea.

Glue ribbon or raffia to your shells with a glue gun, dot with a pearl decoration, if desired.

Starfish as Christmas Stars

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Glue scallop shells neatly around the base of your candles, or tie on one of your brown sugar starfish.

Seashell Christmas Ornaments and Beach Motifs

Beachy Christmas Ornaments to Make
Beachy Christmas Ornaments to Make

Creative Coastal Ideas

  • Cone shaped and trimmed boxwoods or rosemary trees in your window, wreath and garlands of strung seashells, pastel and relaxing colors keep a Coastal Beach theme, but catering to your yearning for a holiday that is merry and bright.
  • A tropical Norfolk pine, done up in Christmas time finery, accents of pots of paperwhites and amaryllis, it can be both a traditional Christmas and beach house casual and comfy atmosphere at the same time.
  • Color Schemes? Substitute Coral for Christmas Red, Bay Leaf wreaths for Fir and Pine, and lots of soft white everywhere.
  • Lime green and lemon yellow, Sea blue and sugar sand, just use the merry time of Christmas to brighten everything up just a notch or two.

Under your tree, spread the look of a walk on the beach.

Coastal HolidayIdeas

Flip Flops on the Beach Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

A tropical themed Christmas is an idea that appeals to plenty of people- and the tree skirt proves it.

I was recently in a Hobby Lobby store, and next to Christmas displays were many beach house décor items. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to combine the two for a holiday look that carries through the year- especially for those of us who love the lap of ocean water on a sandy shore.

Flip flops mean fun and their colorful shapes create really cute accessories. I love fabrics with patterns borrowed from a row on the porch. That is the exact feeling a Christmas tree skirt gives, and you don't have to buy one, either. Striped fabric with appliques of easy to cut out flip flop shapes make a project to use up some extra remnants of material.

It's a Fine Holiday At The Beach

Coastal Maryland Blue Crab Ceramic Christmas Holiday Ornament Set of 2
Coastal Maryland Blue Crab Ceramic Christmas Holiday Ornament Set of 2

Maryland crabs bring happy summer memories to a beach themed Christmas tree

 

Creative Holiday Decorating

A unique idea for Advent Christmas countdown- attach numbers for each day to a pretty piece of driftwood.

Beach Garland

Light up your patio!

Christmas Lights Luau Style! - Let the lights shine with festive flair

Fun Express Plastic Flip Flop Party String Lights Beach Luau - 1 Piece
Fun Express Plastic Flip Flop Party String Lights Beach Luau - 1 Piece

Use these lights to bring some aloha to your porch for Christmas lighting. Colorful pastel flip flop lights strung along a wire.

 

Coastal Seaside Treat - Gifts for Beach Lovers

Just Right for a Beach Lover

It isn't hard to create gift collections for those who love the beach, juat put together gift baskets with scents and memories of your favorite seaside resort.


A fragranced candle, customized flipflops, seashell themed ornaments or tea towels, Just let your imagination fly.

Are You Planning Christmas At The Beach? - Tell us about it!

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    • Glenda Motsavage profile image

      Glenda Motsavage 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Living in Florida, I love the "coastal" theme any time of the year! I find the pastels to be quite soothing. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas! Happy New Year!

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