Beachy Christmas Ornament

Here I go again with the beachy versions of winter stuff.

I finally found some clear, fillable ornaments and was so excited (yeah I know) to try my hand at making one of the many (many, many) versions on Pinterest!

Problems appeared. I had no Holiday themed sprinkles for this one…

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or floor polish for this one…

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or fake snow with little trees for this one…

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What I did have was some left over beach sand and shells from my badly executed Summer Sand Globe. I also had a few smaller shells I had purchased while in Bar Harbor this summer.

Game on.

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All ready…

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ittle non-native shells

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arger native stuff

First you put some sand into the ornament…

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not too much or it gets really heavy!

Then you add some beachy stuff like shells, dried seaweed and such.

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and trimmed it out with some ribbon!

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please ignore the ramen in the background)

I like how this came out. It’s much nicer than the sand globe and will be the perfect gift for a certain land locked friend of mine 🙂

I do wish it was a little more colorful but without the addition of sea glass, which is very hard to find, there is no real way to add color and still be authentic.

Oh well, I will stick with realism!

My beachy Christmas ornament? Well…

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it’s authentic!!

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