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Beach Christmas Tree – How to Incorporate Coastal Decor

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Do you live on the coast or just wish you did? Let me show you how to incorporate coastal decor into your home! I live in middle TN, but love the beach and visit it often. One of our bathrooms has a beach theme, so when Christmas rolls around each year, I have a beach Christmas tree in that bathroom! 

beach christmas tree

Step one: Select your tree and add lights

First of all, I usually use this white tree in this bathroom each year anyway. This year though, I turned it into our beach Christmas tree with a variety of coastal ornaments. Some, I bought, others I made. Before This is a pre-lit, so if your tree is not, add your lights first.

beach christmas tree

Step two: Choose and Add Your Ribbon

The ribbon I used for the tree was a burlap ribbon and a blue glitter ribbon. They complimented each other very well, I think. I used the descending ribbon method and also added bows, made using the awareness ribbon method, with the same ribbon. The boxes you see came from the Dollar General back in the summertime. 

Other Beach Theme Ribbon Ideas:

Step three: Add a beach Christmas tree skirt

My tree skirt idea was a fish net that I bought at one of the souvenir stores that you find on Panama City, FL beaches. I wrapped a small white blanket around the bottom first, then added the net.

beach christmas tree skirt

I also added some starfish, sea glass, and other shells that we have collected on one of our trips to south Florida to accent our coastal Christmas tree skirt.

sea turtle earrings from My Eclectic Treasury on Etsy

Check out these adorable sea turtle earrings over in our shop! We have lot of other beach styles available, too!

beach Christmas tree decor

Then, I added other decor to my tree skirt area, including a glass container of shells and a ribbon ruffle tree that I made!

Step four: Add a coastal Christmas tree topper

I guess I kind of had a starfish theme going on without even really realizing it. The topper for my tree is just a decor piece that I keep in my beach bathroom anyway. I thought it was perfect for the tree topper!

beach christmas tree topper

Step five: Add some coastal Christmas tree ornaments

I hung some starfish, shells, and sand dollars using twine that was glued to the backs of them.

beach christmas tree decorations

The ball ornament was made like my other fabric ornaments and you can check out the tutorial where I made those below!

beach christmas tree burlap ornaments

Instead of wooden tags, I added small sand dollar embellishments on these beach themed ball ornaments.  

beach decorations on a Christmas tree

Several ornaments; like the turtle, large white shell, and large starfish, I bought from Kohl’s and Joann craft store on Black Friday when they were 70% off! I enjoyed decorating our first beach Christmas tree and look forward to having it each year! 

Don’t want to make your own ornaments? Check out this 20 piece set of Tropical Christmas Tree Decorations from Amazon!

What do you think of our beach Christmas tree?

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Beach themed Christmas tree

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