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.
- Festive Sand Dollar Cookies (beachtreasuresandtreasurebeaches.com)
- To Santa from Sebastian Cole, Author of SAND DOLLAR: A Story of Undying Love (sebastiancoleauthor.com)