Santa is Making His List – on a Sand Dollar

sand dollar christmas ornament
Santa Sand Dollar

Christmas in Florida meant decorating with some cute, tropical type ornaments. Craft fairs in Fall always had sand dollar ornaments, like the one pictured, with all sorts of images added. This one has a little button on the back that used to play music. I must have purchased this one about 20 years ago and I am a bit surprised that it’s still looking good.

I think this image was decoupaged onto the front and then covered in glitter (which has mostly worn off).   It would have been fairly simple to make.

Starfish are perfect for creating tree toppers or for making a little tree centerpiece by piling starfish on top of each other.  All you need is the sea stars!  Scallop shell ornaments are popular too and crafters make them look like angels with the shell as the skirt or dress. Any flat shells are great for painting too or just add some ribbon and a hook. I have found lots of decorating ideas for a coastal Christmas at Pinterest, so if you still need inspiration, visit the site.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jody says:

    I’ve so enjoyed your wonderful blog this year! It’s been great fun to find another sheller with such enthusiasm for the sport. 🙂 Wishing you a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year! All the best, Jody


    1. Dustytoes says:

      Hi Jody, thank you for reading. I enjoy your blog too. Happy New Year and all the best in 2013 to you and yours!


  2. Thanks for linking to my website!

    Sebastian Cole


  3. Jody says:

    Great ideas! We’ll get busy again when the grandkids show up! Thanks so much for sharing our sand dollar cookie post!


    1. Dustytoes says:

      You do such fun things!


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