Coastal Inspired Christmas Decoration

 Coastal Inspired Christmas Ornament:

Who needs snowflakes when you have seashells” A pin on Pinterest by Maine Cottage

I want to make a beach type ornament for every year I am in Ecuador. This one is the one that shows the year I am planning to go to Ecuador. I bought this clear ornament for ½ price, so I paid $2.00 for it. I bought one with a large opening so I could put things into it easier.

Materials:

Clear plastic ornament

Sharpie oil based paint pen-fine point

Chipped shells or sand (get these items from the Aquarium section, so you can buy small quantities)

Various sized small shells

Glass beads or beach glass

String

Directions:

Paint the words you want to use (a beach saying? Quote?)

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Take off the silver top

Pour in sand or shell chips

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Place in the glass beads

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Add small shells

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Replace top

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Wrap the top with string and hot glue it down

Besides Christmas tree ornaments, I might use the ornament at a holiday dinner as” place cards” with each guest’s name and year written on the ornament. It will be the take away gift as well. Of course next year, I will use the sand and shells right off the Ecuadorian Beach.  Can hardly wait!!!

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