10 Nautical Christmas Ornaments

December 2014 Austa Cook Web Exclusive

Want to add something special to the Christmas tree this year? Or are you missing the beach’s summer touch during the cold winter months? Snatch up these lovely last-minute Christmas ornaments to invite a gentle houseboating charm into your home over the holidays! 

Nautical Rope Knot Ornament with Red Berries

Cost: $10.00

Handmade with rope and faux berries.

This Nautical Rope Knot Ornament with Faux Red Berries and Leaves is handmade. Perfect for beach goers and boaters, you can hang this nautical ornament from your tree, under a doorway, from a chandelier, from a kitchen cabinet, or anywhere else. It measures four inches in diameter. Purchase the Nautical Rope Knot Ornament with Red Berries at Etsy.com. 

Starfish Ornament with Swarovski Crystals

Cost: $55.00

Handmade from starfish, Swarovski crystals, silk cord, silver end cap, adhesive, and rhinestone ball.

This eye-catching Triple Starfish lit with crystals will bring a beach feel to your Christmas decorations. Hanging from a silver-plated end cap and a rhinestone ball, the three starfish are attached securely to each other. The crystals are placed by hand in drilled spots to fit level. This ornament measures five to five-and-a-half inches in diameter. Purchase the Starfish Ornament with Swarovski Crystals at Etsy.com

Natural Nautilus

Cost: $22.00

Handmade from nautilus, end cap, silk cord, and ribbon.

This real pearl nautilus makes for a gorgeous ornament. The silver-plated end cap with silk cording is carefully affixed on the top, with your choice of color of a satin bow completing the holiday charm. This nautilus looks lovely hanging from the tree or added to a wreath or centerpiece, or can make a hostess gift for guests. The shell measures two to three inches wide and three to four inches long. Purchase the Natural Nautilus Ornament at Etsy.com

Silver Abalone Seashell with Swarovski Crystals

Cost: $30.00

Handmade from seashell, Swarovski crystals, rhinestone ball, pearl, silk cord, and silver-plate end cap.

This stunning silver Abalone seashell is frosted with hand-placed Swarovski crystals and a freshwater pearl. The seashell hangs from a silk cord and silver-plated end cap with a rhinestone ball completing the touch at the top. A lovely gift or holiday decoration for anyone, this ornament measures two to two-and-a-half inches long, with another two inches of cording. Purchase the Silver Abalone Seashell with Swarovski Crystals at Etsy.com

Seashell Christmas Ornament with Starfish and Shells

Cost: $30.00

Handmade with shells, starfish, sand dollar, and ribbon.

The legs of this beautiful Christmas star are crafted from cut seashells. Hanging from a lovely sheer gold ribbon, this ornament is a great size for a large Christmas tree. It measures six to seven inches in diameter, and the ribbon adds an additional three inches. Purchase the Seashell Christmas Ornament with Starfish and Shells at Etsy.com.

Natural Coral Ornament with Rhinestone Ball

Cost: $16.00 

Handmade from coral, silver plated end cap, silk cord, and rhinestone ball.

This coral ornament is made from real lace coral sprigs for a uniquely lovely Christmas decoration. Hanging from a secure silver-plated cap and silk cording, this ornament is topped off with a rhinestone ball that adds a little holiday glitz. This ornament comes anywhere from half-an-ounce to three ounces and the silk cording adds two-and-a-half inches to its length. Purchase the Natural Coral Ornament with Rhinestone Ball at Etsy.com.

Natural Starfish with Accents of Gold

Cost: $24.00

Handmade from starfish, ribbon, and glitter.

These real starfish are accented with lovely holiday gold glitter on the tips of each leg. In the centers, two have a dot of gold while the third has a gold star in the center. The lovely ornament trio hangs from gold metallic ribbon. This set of three adds a beautiful beach touch to any tree and measures three-and-a-half to four inches. Purchase the Natural Starfish with Accents of Gold at Etsy.com.

Anchor Ornaments

Sale cost: $12.74

Made with rope and glitter.

These lovely green and white anchors come in a glittery set. If you want to add the touch of open water to your Christmas tree, these sparkling anchors are a good way to go. Each is wrapped with a rope and heavy string to hang securely. These ornaments measure four-and-a-half inches by three-and-a-quarter inches in dimension. Purchase the Anchor Ornament Set at NauticalSeasons.com.

Large Sand Dollar Keepsake Christmas Ornament

Cost: $18.00

Handmade from sand dollars, ribbon, shells, and faux berries.

This classic sand dollar is decked out for Christmas with seashells, blue-green limpet shells, and bright red faux berries. This large ornament can be hung in a window, added to a centerpiece, or adorning a wreath, if not frequenting your Christmas tree. This ornament arrives in a gift-giving box and measures four inches in diameter, with two extra inches from the hanging ribbon. Purchase the Large Sand Dollar Keepsake Christmas Ornament at Etsy.com.

Natural Seashell Ball with Red or Ivory Ribbon

Cost: $22.00

Handmade from seashells, ribbon, metal pin, and Styrofoam.

This lovely seashell ball is crafted from real chulla shells and smaller nassa shells. Hang this Christmas ornament under a doorway, from a chandelier, or on your holiday tree. These ornaments are supported from your choice of ivory or red grosgrain ribbon and measure three-and-a-half to four inches in diameter. Purchase the Natural Seashell Ball with Red or Ivory Ribbon at Etsy.com.

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