Au Naturel

Make it sparkle.

Brian Vanden Brink

Make it sparkle.

Turn the outside of your home into a twinkling wonderland with white lights. Wrapped around trees and bushes, lights add magic and romance as dusk approaches.

Turn any beach find into a holiday decoration

Brian Vanden Brink

Turn any beach find into a holiday decoration

On this front door, a wreath becomes coastal when adorned with rope and a shell. To the left, a sea star acts as the tree topper.

Use your imagination.

Brian Vanden Brink

Use your imagination.

The owner of this mermaid cutout added moss for hair and seashells for fish scales.



Use treasures of the sea.

Brian Vanden Brink
 

Use treasures of the sea.

Wrap pieces of sea glass in wire and hang as ornaments. When combined with clear lights, they illuminate your tree in a spectrum of blues, greens, and purples. Sea glass by Roost, available at Grounded Garden Shop; 760/230-1563.

Give a twist to traditional

Brian Vanden Brink

Give a twist to traditional

Combining cedar garlands with shells and sea stars merges the look of seaweed and the familiar scent of Christmas.

Go neutral with natural.

Brian Vanden Brink

Go neutral with natural.

If you're not using the traditional holiday red and green, use clear lights to decorate. They match everything, and still give your home a festive look.

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