As a continuation of our previous Thanksgiving in Oceanside Beach Decorating Post, we are sharing our favorite beach Christmas ideas. Who says you have to have a white Christmas when you have the beach in your backyard! The holidays are fast approaching and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with embracing our coastal surroundings. Have a beachy Christmas this year! So pull out your normal holiday decorations and use our list of beachy Christmas ideas to spice up your holiday season!
First up, the coastal Christmas tree. This twist on the traditional Christmas tree will be the statement piece to your home this holiday season. It’s simple too! Either replace those traditional red and green glass balls with white and blue starfish, seahorse, and other beachy things, or use your traditional décor along with white and blue decorations for a beachy feel.
Adding lighter, soft aquatic colors like blue, white and cream to add a calming, ocean feel to your Christmas tree.
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Make seashell Christmas ornaments. These ornaments will add a beachy touch to your traditional decorating. You can transform a shell into an angle, bejewel shells or starfish to add a blingy, chic, beachy touch and more.
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Transform traditional Christmas balls into your own little beach! All you need is clear Christmas balls, sand and whatever beach items you can find, like shells and rocks. Pour in some sand, throw in a few shells, rocks, sea glass or coral, and you have you own personalized little Christmas ball.
This is a great gift idea and you can get your kids involved in it too!
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Make your own starfish dough garland. Forget going out to find or buy a starfish, you can bake your own! All you need is flour, salt, water and some creativity and presto, you have your very own starfish.
Make a bunch and string them across your fireplace, doorway, place them around your house or add to your Christmas tree.
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Create your own, personalized wreath. Get a traditional wreath and add anything you want. You can go out and find or buy shells, rocks, coral, starfish, etc., and simply attach these items to your wreath for a cool, coastal Christmas feel.
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For other beach inspired Christmas decorations, visit Oceanside’s very own Welcome Center, where you can find lots of cute, beachy holiday decorations. Check out their holiday hand towels, beachy ornaments, cards and more!
For more info, visit Visitoceanside.org.
For supplies to create your ultimate beachy Christmas home, visit these local retailers:
Michael’s: 2649 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft: 2227 S El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA
Target: 2255 S El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA
Pier 1: 2555 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA
Cost Plus World Market: 2140 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA