Coastal- and Cottage-Style Christmas Decorations

Add a little casual beach, tropical and cabin style to your holiday decor.

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Beach White & Turquoise Sparkle

Starfish and shells are combined with Caribbean-colored baubles and ribbon to make this seaside door ornament. Design by BeachGrassCottage.com

Don't Forget to Decorate the Guest Room

Marianne from SongBirdBlog.com suggests not overlooking any room when it comes to Christmas decorating. Stockings on the headboard, a little tree and some lights add the perfect touch to her Scandinavian-mountain-cabin style decor.

Advent Wreath

Create a centerpiece of numbered candles. Use nine candles to count the nights of Hanukkah or use four candles to count down the weeks of advent. Design by SongBirdBlog.com

A Touch of Hawaii

A South Pacific Christmas tree is adorned in starfish, pineapples and bright-red tropical flowers.

Felted Topiaries

Old sweaters, some scraps of wood and a few crafting supplies was all it took to make this trio of lollipop trees. This project took just a couple hours to make and cost less than $15. Design by Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Green-and-Red Mantel

A vintage mirror is adorned with garland made from red-and-white wrapping paper and a circle-hole punch. A garland of flocked pinecones and red bows fills the corner while a gravy boat of amaryllis sits center stage. Design by SongBirdBlog.com.

Shimmery Reflections

To add some twinkle without adding too much bling, use mirrors and candles to accent silver and glass accessories. Tiny pails filled with amaryllis bulbs and moss inject a little touch of greenery. Design by SongBirdBlog.com.

Complement and Contradict

Nature meets manmade on this tabletop display. A large natural seashell is filled with red baubles, tropical flowers are arranged in a shiny silver vase, and pots of soft moss sit in front of glittery trees.

Soothing Style

Use a minimal approach when going for a casual coastal style – just a few pops of color, a little bit of bling and a touch of nature.

Driftwood Star

Small pieces of driftwood were gathered on the shoreline then simply glued onto a plywood star. This easy, budget project costs only a few dollars to make. Scrap plywood was used, so the only expense was the hardware to hang up the star. Design by Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Great Balls of Yarn

Beach meets craft in this eye-catching wreath. It is easy to make; Styrofoam balls are wrapped in twine and yarn. They are glued onto the wreath form and then decorative rattan balls, seashells and Christmas ornaments are added to the mix. After the holidays are over, remove the ornaments and you can keep the wreath up all year. Design by Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Relaxing Settin

Coastal style is all about feeling warm and cozy. To make this living room more inviting, a classic cotton-knit fisherman’s sweater was made into a comfy pillow, helping to create the perfect spot to lean back and enjoy the starfish laden Christmas tree.

Express Your Joy

For the holidays or anytime, use an old board or a cabinet door to post your favorite message. Design by Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Old Driftwood Becomes a Tree Again

No need to water or worry about falling needles with this charming little Christmas tree.

Elegant Plantation Style

Oversized tropical foliage is the base for a variety of red floral arrangements on this crisp white mantel.

Driftwood Garland

Hang strands of driftwood from your windows, doorways, around the tree or on the mantel. Mix them with some sea-colored ornaments to give your space a soothing beachy feel.

Greenery in Recycled Jars

For a centerpiece, windowsill or hostess gift, turn a variety of glass jars into vases for a simple, relaxed look. Fill the jars with greens, flowers and red berries then finish it up with a pretty bow. Design by Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Whitewash Meets Brights

For a fancy yet fun look, pile some cheerful Caribbean colors onto a natural wood and sand-hued palette.

Starfish Trees

Mixed with tropical-sea colors, a stack of starfish makes a wonderful Christmas tree centerpiece for a dining table, fireplace mantel or windowsill. Design by BeachGrassCottage.com

Monogrammed Gift Tags

Make these easy burlap tags to identify gift recipients or spell out a message to hang on your Christmas tree or fireplace mantel. Design by Joanne Palmisano of Salvage Secrets. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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