10 Beach Cottage Christmas Decor Ideas

The sea is calling this holiday season and we’ve put together a list of 10 Beach Cottage Christmas Decor Ideas inspired by surf, sand, sea shells, and casual beach cottages.

vintage christmas stockings

These vintage holiday stockings were provided to my family by and are available exclusively from Red Envelope. A first for us, I’m betting these will be the ones we will use for many, many years to come. They are incredibly thick, softly lined and just the perfect size. While we are currently lacking a mantle, these look great on our wall and are sure not to be missed by Santa on Christmas Eve.

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These seashell trees are adorable and would be super easy to make with a hot glue gun. If you want to skip the DIY you can pick them up from the Seaglass Boutique on Etsy.

I love the weathered look of this “have a very beachy christmas” sign. Must put on my “to make” list for next year!

This is a really great shelf display for an understated Christmas theme. I like that you could mix up the bows each year to freshen it up.

These burlap utensil holders are adorably beachy and the supplies to make them can be picked up at your local craft store. You could print out the Noel pennant in minutes using a ZINK hAppy.

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I found this really great wreath on ebay. The fun mixture of traditional christmas ornaments and seashells on this wreath make it so interesting. The spherical shape of some of the clam shells look just like ornaments from a distance, doesn’t it?

Beach Cottage Christmas Decor ideas

This is by far my favorite of the Beach Cottage Christmas Decor ideas! Lindsay at A Design Story picked it up at a local retailer, but I bet with a little ingenuity, a few appliqués and some minor sewing skills you could create your own. Who wants to come up with a design?

How cute are these seashell christmas “trees”? These are great for carrying the theme throughout the entire house – put them on the mantel, the island, or even the bathroom vanity.

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The DIY filled ornaments are easy to make and the “sandy feet” is spot on for a beach cottage christmas. You can order these from Simply Seasonals at Etsy or choose from glass or plastic fillable ornaments on Amazon and make your own! I’ve been collecting sand from my travels around the world and will definitely be making these for our tree.

Speaking of ornaments, I made a bunch out of leftover seashells from our wedding decor last month! With just a bit of twine and a hot glue gun, we have the perfect wedding memories on our tree. See how here.

diy seashell ornaments

Thank you to Red Envelope for providing my family their first set of Christmas Stockings! All opinions remain my own.

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. January 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    These are super cute ideas. I love the beach cottage look.

  2. December 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm — Reply

    These are such great decorating ideas! My mom loves the whole beach theme so I can’t wait to show her this post to help give her some ideas for next Christmas!

  3. December 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm — Reply

    What cute ideas!!! I love them all!

  4. December 31, 2013 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    Love, love, love Red Envelope! Every year I buy as many gifts as possible from there.

  5. December 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    Any of these would make such a great gift for my son. He loves living near the beach and would love to have these as decor.

  6. December 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    I love all of them. They are so pretty and such a great idea. I wish I lived closer to the beach. Happy Holidays!

  7. December 22, 2013 at 7:27 am — Reply

    Omg I love these! I love the fresh look those stockings give and the star fish tree and sea shell wreaths are so cool!

  8. December 22, 2013 at 7:09 am — Reply

    These are amazing. What great ideas & photos to go with them. It makes me want to have a beachy Christmas.

  9. December 22, 2013 at 5:59 am — Reply

    ok the sand dollar trees are awesome!! that’s super cute

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