Holiday Collection

All the best ideas for decorating, entertaining, and gift-giving with a coastal spirit.

DIY Holiday Decorations

We asked New York designer John Loecke to accept our first-ever seashore craft challenge: To create holiday decorations using shells, spray paint, and a glue gun.

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Find sand dollars and other shells to make into ornaments at
Photographer Tria Giovan

Beach-Chic Tree Ornaments

• Plastic-foam bell shapes, colored with Krylon Travertine Tan Granite spray paint and wrapped in raffia ribbon
• White shore bird yard stakes from Midwest of Cannon Falls (
• Painted buoys (
• Plastic-foam balls covered with spotted cardita arks and yellow cockles ( that were hot-glued on
• Sand dollars and other shells ( made into ornaments using twine and a hot-glue gun
• Glass floats with knotted jute netting (

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