Posted by: Sunset Rentals | December 12, 2014

3 Lowcountry DIY Holiday Crafts to Make Your Season Bright

Hilton Head vacation rentalWe celebrate the holidays southern coastal style here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Here are 3 simple craft ideas that make use of our native Lowcountry flora and fauna to add a unique spin to your holiday celebrations.

Magnolia Wreath

Southern Living shares how to make your very own magnolia wreath, using those beautiful waxy leaves from a magnolia tree. Here are the directions:

  • Start with a 15-inch florist foam wreath soaked in water.
  • Set the florist foam wreath atop an empty 3-gallon nursery pot. The groove on the bottom of the form fits on the pot to help keep it stable.
  • Insert leaves directly into the foam so they are perpendicular. No need for wire or glue. Four concentric rings of leaves will cover the wreath.

Sand Dollar Ornaments

Sand dollar ornament

The 3 Sun Kissed Boys blog shares how to turn the sand dollars you collected at the beach into beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. Spray the sand dollars with Elmer’s Spray Adhesive and sprinkle with glitter on both sides. Shake the excess glitter and use a ribbon to loop through one of the holes in the sand dollar to hang on the tree.






Oyster Tree

Oyster Shell Christmas tree

We found this adorable Oyster Shell Christmas Tree on the Simple Stylings blog. She simply used a craft cardboard cone and then attached oyster shells to it, starting at the base, using a hot glue gun.

Which of these simple DIY Lowcountry holiday crafts would you like to try? Be sure to share your final creations with us!

For more information about Hilton Head vacation rentals for your holiday celebrations, visit or call us at 800-276-8991.



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