Christmas Decor – Tropical Style!
You know what they say…
“…It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It’s time to hang some festive decorations to help spread some holiday cheer.
This year, I am not in “holiday” mode at all yet, and I think it has to do with the fact that I moved to a beach community in Panama, so for the first time ever, I will be celebrating Christmas and New Years Eve without any snow, reindeer, or pine trees! I was caught off guard by the lack of holiday cheer around the house here (I would’ve forgotten that Christmas was around the corner if it weren’t for so many Facebook status updates reminding me!) so I thought I’d try to infuse a little bit of merry-making through some home decorations.
But let’s be honest here…the garland, mistletoe and sparkly red, green and white holidays boules will just look out of place surrounded by towering palm trees and the crystal blue swimming pool (and nothing puts me in a funk like mis-matched decor!).
To “make” some tropical-inspired Christmas decor! Here are some fabulous beach-chic holiday decorations from Etsy that ooze exotic allure:
Click here for more information on SeashellCollection‘s on Etsy.com
Click here for more information on Beautiful Details by the Seashore‘s collection on Etsy.com
Click here to see Sandy Paws‘ collection on Etsy.com
Click here to see Beach Grass Cottage‘s collection on Etsy.com
Click here to see Beach Chik’s collection on Etsy.com
Aren’t they all beautiful? You can totally get away with beach-themed holiday decor in a winter wonderland if you wanted to…whose to say it’s wrong?!
Now I need to find a craft supply store where I can pick up some ribbon or chain and some silver ornament caps (and a glue gun?) so I can get started on my holiday crafts! Wish me luck…I have heard that a craft supply store is very hard to come by around here (as in…there isn’t one!). At least my seashell collection is coming along nicely. So far I’ve even managed to find quite a few shells that already have holes (which I originally collected to use as necklace pendants).
What does you holiday decor look like? Are you making some of your own ornaments? I’d love to hear from you.