Coastal Christmas Crafting. Ahh, those three words sound as sweet as smooth ocean waves breaking on the beach. At Sailormade, creating high-quality, handmade nautical jewelry and goods is our top priority. We are so excited to spread the joy of making this holiday season with our new limited edition Oyster Shell Decoupage Ornament Kits. This year, we are excited to announce that our ornament kits are enhanced with more materials, better packaging, and the purchase of each kit helps to restore the Massachusetts coastline.
Introducing, the 2021 limited edition Holiday Oyster Shell Decoupage Ornament Kits!
Choose between two holiday-themed Oyster Shell Decoupage Ornament Kits, A Beacon Hill Christmas and Holiday Blues. Each kit includes 6 drilled oyster shells with a set of 6 festive patterns to decorate your shells with. Each kit also includes: white paint, decoupage glue, gold leaf paint, sandpaper, paint brushes, and access to digital pdf and video instructions.
A Beacon Hill Christmas
The Beacon Hill Christmas Kit is a pattern collection that makes you crave flannel pajamas, a mug of hot cocoa, and a ho-ho-whole lot of Deck the Halls and Jingle Bell Rock. The cozy Christmas set has 2 plaid patterns, a vintage Christmas village (our favorite!), classical sheet music, downhill skiers, and holly berries.
The Beacon Hill Christmas Kit is inspired by a snowy New England holiday and will make you feel like you're sitting by a fireplace in a Beacon Hill brownstone no matter where you are.
The Holiday Blues Kit is a fun and festive pattern collection that when completed will find a permanent place in your home after the holiday season. This decoupage pattern collection is inspired by coastal homes and ocean blues and is fun for everyone whether you celebrate Christmas or not. The pattern set includes bohemian and European inspired prints including: batik elephants, block print stripes, tigers, Tuscan toile, blue pagoda, and floral swirls.
Festive Christmas Add-on Packs
Once you realize how easy it is to make your own handmade oyster shell decoupage ornaments, you will want to cover the entire tree or gift to family and friends. Select a holiday themed add-on to make three additional ornaments. Each add-on includes 3 oyster shells, 3 patterns, beads, and string. Our 3 festive add on pattern sets will be sure to change your bah humbug 'la-la-las' into joyous 'FA-LA-LA-LA-LAs'!
Left: Headed to the North Pole - Cozy Penguins, Christmas Lights, and Santa's Paw-fect Helpers.
Middle: Cozy Christmas - Christmas Pagoda, Mrs. Claus's Polka-dots, and Pups Waiting for Santa.
Right: The Party Animal - Festive Flamingos, All Wrapped Up, and Christmas Cocktails
Skip the gift wrap with our new packaging.
Our new exterior packaging displays a beautiful water color pattern highlighting the materials you will find inside of each kit. Inside, you will find a new instruction card, information card, and branded stickers bring the unboxing experience to a joyous level.
We want you to be as excited to receive one of our Oyster Shell Decoupage Ornament Kits as you are to give one. Invite your friends and family over for a holiday craft night, suggest a virtual holiday craft party at work, or slip one under the tree for the DIY-er that wants to try her hand at something new. Skip the gift wrap because this new packaging totally speaks for itself.
A gift that gives back in more ways than one.
This autumn, we are proud to announce our partnership with the Massachusetts Oyster Project. The Mass Oyster Project, or MOP for short, is a local non-profit working to restore and strengthen the coastline by re-introducing oyster populations to beaches and coastal estuaries.
Did you know!? A single oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day.
The Sailormade and Mass Oyster Project partnership is as symbiotic as oysters and algae. They help us source oyster shells from local Boston restaurants; we collect the shells, sanitize them, then up-cycle the shells to use in our kits and other handmade products. Oyster shells release harmful gases that pollute the environment when they are dumped in landfills. However, when they have undergone a year long sanitation process and are reintroduced to the ocean they create a natural bed for new oysters to grow and create reefs. Reefs create barriers that protect and restore the coastline. MOP has continued to expand their shell recycling program through Cape Cod and this summer, they collected thousands of pounds of oyster shells.
To say 'thanks!' for setting us up with a shell source, we donate $1 from every kit sold to MOPs upweller program. Upwellers provide controlled environments for baby oyster to grow before they can flourish on their own in the ocean.
Your purchase of one of our Oyster Shell Decoupage Kits
up-cycles discarded shells and puts 20 baby oysters back into the ocean. Thank YOU for supporting Sailormade and the Massachusetts Oyster Project.
Handmade gifts are better.
At Sailormade, we truly value the attention to detail and individuality of all our handmade nautical jewelry and accessories. We believe handmade gifts are better. When you make handmade goods with love and care then share those items, you spread the joy you experience making it. This is why we are so excited to share our limited edition Holiday Oyster Shell Decoupage Kits with you this holiday season.
Each of our kits has been thoughtfully curated with pattern sets sure to spark holiday cheer. They are carefully assembled in our Boston studio in beautiful new packaging. Thanks to you, we are able to give back to our coastal community and collaborate with Mass Oyster Project. We know you will feel the spirit of Christmas in these kits and whether you make oyster shell ornaments yourself or gift kits to family and friends, we are sure you will continue to spread holiday cheer!