CREATE IT Yourself!
Give your holiday decor a breath of fresh air with elements from Sandra Linderman’s cool coastal style. Craft rope and fringed mini trees or arrange a tall candleholder display, all with pops of bright sea blue.
Build this arrangement at whatever height works best for your furnishings.
If starting with unfinished wooden candleholders, apply a light brown paint wash and then highlight details with a white paint wash.
Coastal Candleholder Arrangement
Create a beach-inspired holiday arrangement to display in your foyer, next to a favorite chair, or just about anywhere. Attach a wooden bowl to the top of a similar-finish wooden candleholder or pedestal with hot glue. Fill the bowl with an assortment of coastal- hued ornaments; shells of various colors, sizes and textures; and a few whitewashed pinecones. Tuck in sprigs of fresh greenery to drape over the edges of the bowl and add softness.
Rope & Fringe Trees
Create little trees from any rope or fringed trim using this easy technique. Hot glue a foam cone atop a turned-wood candleholder or pedestal. Secure one end of your chosen trim to the bottom edge of the cone with hot glue and a flat-head pin. Wrap the trim tightly around the cone, working upward and pinning in place as you proceed. When you reach the top, secure with a pin and a small amount of hot glue. Cut off excess. Cover the end of the trim with a wooden ball that complements the tree base. Secure it in place with hot glue.