Being new to Florida.. and loving it.. I wanted to add a little coastal character to my Christmas tree this year. So I bought a few adorable ornaments at a local Fishermen’s Village.

This whimsical little sailboat with a starfish on the sail is my favorite so far.

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And check out this little manatee with a Santa hat.

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And this angel made from a seashell is just beautiful.

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I wanted more and didn’t want to spend a lot more money. I also had a vision of a simple starfish ornament but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. So I decided to make my own and it was super easy.

I bought a bundle of 6 starfish for $15 at the same Fisherman’s Village. They have them for sale year round. And I already had a roll of jute string at home… so I simply tied the string around one tip with a loop for hanging it on the tree.

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And that’s it. A basic but beautiful coastal Christmas ornament. A total of 6 for just $15.

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I might even go back and get more to double the count on my tree. Because at that price and that little effort.. why not?

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If you love the coastal decor look but don’t live in a place where starfish like this would be available in stores, a quick Amazon.com search shows a ton of options for buying bundles of starfish for not a lot of money. And you can click here for the link to the jute string I used.

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