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Coastal Christmas Anchor DIY


If you want to make an anchor wreath of your own, you will need thick metal wire, wire clippers or scissors, twist ties, and a 9 foot garland.


First, bend your wire to create the desired shape. I used one long continuous piece to form a large anchor outline. Remember that it will be covered with garland, so you do not want any small or intricate details.

Next, place your garland over the shape. I ended up cutting 4 lengths – 2 pieces the height of the center line of my anchor, and one for each of the horizontal lines. I used wire cutters to cut my garland and the twist ties to connect it to my wire in various spots. I love these twist ties that actually look like garland themselves – I got them at Michaels but any twist ties would do.

Finally, I added some small red ornaments to the greens. They add a little extra bit of festivity to this coastal holiday wreath.

This easy coastal Christmas DIY is a great sea inspired addition to your holiday decor. Christmas anchor DIY to add some coastal cheer to your beach house decor.


Christmas Anchor

Cranberry-Pistachio White Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt


8 ounces premium white chocolate, finely chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped and divided
1/3 cup roasted and salted pistachios, chopped and divided
1/4 teaspoon flaked sea salt


1. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 20% power for 15 seconds; remove bowl from microwave and stir. Repeat process until most of the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until all of the chocolate melts and is smooth.

2. Set aside 1 tablespoon each cranberries and pistachios.

3. Stir remaining cranberries and remaining pistachios into chocolate. Spread mixture onto parchment paper in an even (1/4-inch-thick) layer. Top evenly with reserved cranberries and pistachios, and sprinkle evenly with salt, pressing gently to adhere. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set. Break into bite-size pieces.

A coastal recipe perfect for the holidays. From The Galley: Cranberry-Pistachio White Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt.

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Cranberry-Pistachio White Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt Recipe

Lakeside Cottage. This lovey lakeside cottage is situated on a beautiful lake in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Warm and welsominging coastal lakehouse foyer with weathered wood console table and great sea inspired accent lights. Neutral tones mixed with navy blue and white accents and a pop of coral to spice things up. This great room has a warm lake house coastal feel.  Navy stripe coastal accent chairs sit perfectly framing the lake view. Coastal dining room chairs with a navy and white color palate contrast beautifully with the Hampton style wood dining table. The stair landing welcomes you to the second floor with a wooden chest covered in sea fans and coastal candle lanterns for a sea inspired look.  The master bedroom has a cool navy and neutral coastal design with an awesome lake view. Even the guest rooms have a perfect water view. This guest room has a comfy feel with coastal bedding and woven cotton throw that make you want to curl up in. 

Lake house tour of a beautiful waterside home in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Take a look inside this lakeside cotage with great coastal decor.


Minnetonka Lakeside Cottage

WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
-   3 months ago -
So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
-   3 months ago -
This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
-   4 months ago -
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