Monday, October 31, 2011

Coastal Christmas Tree

Try something new this Christmas and decorate your Christmas tree with the coastal theme in mind. The beach brings a smile to everyone's face just like Christmas, so why not join the two together! Having a coastal theme is also a great idea for a second tree as well.

Starfish Tree Topper

Let's start at the top, the top of the tree that is. Ocean Styles exclusively has 100% real, hand made starfish tree toppers. There are two different starfish to choose from, white finger starfish and a golden sugar starfish. You are able to get them in their natural form or sprinkled with a little bit of glitter. Each tree topper is hand made with Christmas cheer. They are the perfect way to top off your tree.

When it comes to ornaments the options are endless. There are several types of seashells so that means there are several types of seashell ornaments to choose from.  Not only are there a plethora of shells but they are decorated in different ways as well. They can be in their natural state just simply decorated with ribbon and holly or decorated in bright colors like pink, blue and green with lots of glitter. Regardless of your style you are sure to find a few sea shell ornaments that will fit in perfectly.

Just because you want to go with the coastal theme for your Christmas tree does not mean you have to stop with sea shells. There are several other ornaments out there that embrace the beach lifestyle. We have all the tropical animals out there, turtles, starfish, craps, and flamingos. If you are looking for something more elegant we have hand painted tropical glass balls. Or go for something cute and funny and check out our surfing Santa's and Sandmen. Of course don't forget the nautical style that includes lighthouses, anchors, and lifesavers.

When decorating your Christmas tree you don't just put ornaments on. Everyone has lights and/or some form of garland. Luckily we have that too here at Ocean Styles. Check out the natural starfish garland that will accompany the starfish tree topper quite well. We also have several types of string lights to choose from that will be a deLIGHTful addition to your Christmas tree.

Finishing off your Christmas tree you will need a tree skirt to go with your new coastal theme. We have a few styles to choose from and they also have Christmas stockings to match them. A great finishing touch to your new coastal Christmas tree.

Now that you have everything you need for your coastal Christmas tree, head on over to Ocean Styles. We also have beach themed Christmas cards and holiday signs if you want to take your holiday coastal vibe a little farther. As always have a Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top Off Your Tree With A Starfish Tree Topper

As the festive season approaches many people will be trying to decide how to decorate their Christmas trees. Trimming our trees and decorating the home is great fun and all of the family can join in. For many people, the color and theme of their Yuletide decorations are very important. They want to find new and exciting decorations and tree toppers. A starfish Christmas tree topper could be the perfect way of topping off the main attraction this year.

The nautical Christmas concept includes using a glamorous starfish Christmas tree topper for all to admire. Traditionally trees are topped with angels, fairies or a large star. The five fingered starfish resembles the star that is so popular at Yuletide. This theme may defy convention but the end result is striking. Christmas trees that are trimmed with seashell ornaments and sand dollars and topped with a starfish become a talking point.

The beach is an inspiration for color, the starry blue sky, golden sand, yellow sunset, pearly pink and grey shells and misty green waters. Any beach is home to a thousand colors that can be replicated on beach themed Christmas ornaments. After having a good look around the world wide web it appears that the starry toppers come in masses of colors and sizes and they are priced accordingly.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Beach and Ocean Themed Jack O Lantern Stencils

I've been on the lookout for some creative ocean-inspired pumpkin carving stencils and have found several interesting ones I'd like to try. So I thought I would share them with you. Just click on the image to enlarge it to its original size for printing.

Sea Turtle and Dolphin Stencils of The World Wildlife Fund

Seahorse, Octopus, Shark and Angry Fish courtesy of Shedd Aquarium