Winter along the coast can be very different from a Norman Rockwell Christmas card.Â The climate doesnâ€™t always lend itself to white, fluffy snow falls and cold weather plus humidity doesnâ€™t usually form icicles on the house.Â Bah, humbug!Â Spice up your season with a few fun ideas.
Whoâ€™d have thought to make a Christmas tree out of a series of stacked lobster pots?Â These trees donâ€™t need to be watered and youâ€™ll seldom find them tipped over.Â Lobster pot Christmas trees are the ultimate in the green movement.Â Their color is green, true, but when the season is over theyâ€™ll be recycled for use in catching our favorite crustaceans!
If youâ€™re running shy on tree stands a skiff will do just fine.Â With ice flows in the harbor the odds are good that you wonâ€™t be cruising any time soon, so why not?
A Christmas tree made from old oarsâ€¦â€¦the blades and the handles can be cut to fit.Â This one was from a shop not too far away and cost a pretty penny.Â Most folks in our community have garages full of old oars, and youâ€™ll do them a favor by hauling â€˜em away.
Combing the beaches is a perfect way to find pieces of driftwood.Â What to do with the scrap wood?Â Make a tree topper of course!
And last but not least, sea shells, sand dollars, and dried sea stars make for great ornaments.Â I think that next year weâ€™ll repaint some old plugs.Â Theyâ€™ll be easy to hangâ€¦.