It’s the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas Series and I’m sharing a simple Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath!

Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath

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Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath

Since I changed up this year’s theme to a tropical ocean theme, I made a super simple coastal ocean Christmas wreath using items in my craft stash, existing ornaments, and a few 99 Cents Only bulbs.

Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath


  • plain Christmas wreath
  • netting
  • starfish
  • sea horse ornament or other underwater creature
  • round ornaments (in your chosen colors)
  • random shells
  • glue gun/hot glue

How to:

This is the first time I’m doing an entire coastal ocean holiday theme, so I don’t have a lot of decorations that fit this theme. And because holiday decorations can get costly, I chose to make an asymmetrical wreath that would only be decorated on one side, using only a few items.

Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath dry fit

First, dry fit all of your large items onto the wreath. This will allow you to move things around until you get an arrangement you like.

NettingNext, add the netting by lifting off the large items and weaving it into the wreath between each item.

Gluing down items on the Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath

To finish the wreath, use hot glue to attach the items onto the wreath. If you want to reuse items, use wire to attach the items onto the wreath. If there are gaps between the ornaments/embellishments, fill them in by gluing sea shells between them.

Coastal Ocean Christmas Wreath

Instead of hanging this wreath, I placed it directly on mantel. In the future, I’ll probably fill this in with more items if I keep going with the ocean theme. But for now, I’m keeping it simple and affordable by using items I already owned and with a few bulbs from the dollar store (BTW – 99 Cents Only has tropical/ocean themed ornaments).

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  1. My son loves ocean creatures and loves your wreath. Your coastal Christmas ideas are so cute. It reminds me of when I saw the lights on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, I’ll never forget that. #12Daysofchristmas

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