Christmas in July Coastal Sand Ornaments
The South Carolina coast is super-hot this time of year. To take my mind off the summer heat, I jumped on the Christmas in July bandwagon with these Coastal Sand Ornaments. They went perfectly with the colors of my Coastal Piano Scape With Dough Ornaments, and Hand Painted Hello Summer Sign. They were also simple and fun to make. I don’t know why we wish for Christmas in July, and sunny days in the winter-but we do. Hopefully these ornaments will give you that coastal-Christmas kind of feeling that you’re longing for.
- glass ornaments
- coastal/beach-themed ribbon
- sand-I used purple sand from the Dollar Tree
- fabric scissors
- school glue (not pictured)
- small shells
- decorative pearls
I wanted to set my ornaments apart from the other coastal globes I’d seen, so I wrote the letters S A N D on them, using old-fashioned school glue and purple sand. Simply freehand the letter in glue, sprinkle on the sand, and let all 4 ornaments dry overnight.
Now for the fun part. Cut a little hole in the corner of the sand bag, and remove the top of the ornament. Slowly pour in the sand to the desired level. Add some shells and pearls, then replace the ornament top.
Cut a downward triangle from the end of each ribbon with the fabric scissors. I used pinking shears, to give the ribbon a nicely finished edge. My grosgrain ribbon had an octopus, a whale, and a lifesaving float print.
Run the ribbon through the hanger on the ornament top, then tie it into a simple bow. That’s all there is to it; wasn’t that easy? Arrange the ornaments so the word “sand” can be easily read.
Soon we’re going to be trading in those summer breezes for pencils and books! Enjoy July while you can.
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