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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Mix plaster of Paris according to package instructions and pour into a colored bucket.
Photographer Tria Giovan

The Beachcomber’s Tree

Mix plaster of Paris according to package instructions and pour into a colored bucket. Just before hardening, stick in Sierra Manzanita Branch (save-on-crafts.com).

Fun Fact: Sierra manzanita branch looks like driftwood but is sturdy enough to support shells.

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