Common natural Christmas decorations ideas include orange wreaths, flowers, pine cones, floating candles, a real Christmas tree, birchwood, and tree branches. Some natural resources are right in your backyard, so you may save some bucks. Here are some of our favorite DIY natural Christmas decorations that you can try out.
The orange wreath is a breath of fresh air. Literally. Aside from the visual appeal of this Christmas decor, it also makes your home smell better. Who doesn’t love stepping into the home and being welcomed by that sweet citrus scent? You just need the dried fruit and fresh greenery.
For your wreath, we recommend evergreen plants such as rosemary, ivy, spruce, etc. The dried oranges can be attached to the wreath in a circular pattern like in the image above. You can also attach these fruits in another pattern if that’s what you prefer.
In this context, we’re referring to a real Christmas tree. This is one of those natural Christmas decorations that will require your active input to maintain. Numerous options can serve as a Christmas tree in your home. They can either be of a pyramidal or conical shape. Notable examples include Norway Spruce, Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, etc.
For a smooth installation of this holiday decor for the winter season, we recommend getting a stand that complements the width of your Christmas tree trunk. Aside from its natural touch to the home, Christmas trees can serve as a base for other Christmas decorations, such as Christmas tree ornaments.
A few natural Christmas decorations have a visual appeal that matches that of floating candles. The sight of them will make your holidays better. This is the natural version of string lights. You can create aesthetic magic in your home with some candles, a glass, and some liquid to float it. This is one of those natural Christmas decorations that can beautify virtually anywhere it’s placed.
You can hange them on your windows, place them on a table, your kitchen counter, etc. You can put a tiny but flexible plant in your glass to enhance its natural look, like in the image above.
This idea is similar to the orange wreath but with a few differences. A notable difference between both natural Christmas decorations is that the orange wreath has to do with single citrus fruit. On the other hand, citrus garland includes oranges and other fruits from the citrus family, such as lime, lemon, mandarin, tangerine, etc.
String dried citrus fruits to make a DIY garland; you can use it to decorate your home for the holidays. Plus, it’s also a natural air freshener, which is just a citrus thing.
What’s a natural Christmas decoration without flowers? These ornamental plants are beautiful and can totally revamp the look of your home without support from other natural Christmas decorations. Popular choices for flowers used for decorations include Rose, Poinsettia, Christmas cactus, Amaryllis, etc. They usually come with a fresh scent and various colors.
A great choice will be the Poinsettia because it has classic Christmas colors. You should place these natural Christmas decorations in a vase and water at intervals to sustain them and keep them fresh. You can add faux snow to it to give off that winter vibe.
Because of their red pigment, berries are favorites when it comes to natural Christmas decorations. As you know, red is a Christmas color, and these berries are usually paired with greenery, a wreath, garland, or even Christmas trees. They are hardly standalone options for natural Christmas decorations in the home.
We recommend putting berries on a Christmas tree because it looks most natural there. If you have this in your garden, you are lucky.
Pinecones serve as storage for the seeds of pine trees and keep them protected from freezing weather conditions. But this is just one function. Pinecones are ornamental as much as they are practical. The image above depicts how beautiful these pinecones are. You can combine these natural ornaments with a wreath, and they can also serve as festive ornaments on their own.
Pinecones also go well with Christmas trees. You can display pine cones on your windows, on your table, and anywhere else that seems appropriate.
Magnolia Leaf Garland
The fresh garland is one of the most striking natural Christmas decorations. It can be hung on window frames, the fireplace, and other ideal places in the home. Though it can have all-green foliage, it’s more striking when the foliage is green and golden-brown. The mix of colors makes it a proper DIY festive ornament for the holidays, like in the image above.
This is a popular natural Christmas tree alternative. As you can see in the image above, driftwood can be fashioned into various shapes. It makes a striking decoration when it’s in the shape of Christmas trees, but that’s just one of many things you can do with it. You can brainstorm on what to do with driftwood to decorate your home. It gives your home that rustic charm, especially when combined with greenery.
Tree branches are a prominent feature when it comes to natural decorations. You can go for the bare branch look, which adds an aggressive rustic appeal to the home. However, you can make it fun by using ornaments, twinkle lights, branches, and a basket, as shown in the image. If you want to hang lighting on tree branches, you can attach it from the ceiling and make it a natural chandelier.
Felted acorns serve as a DIY natural festive decoration. You can make felted acorns with merino wool and attaching it to real acorn caps using glue. Felted acorns are usually strung as garlands and can also be used in wreaths. You can also display it on its own in a bowl.
Sometimes, people paint the upper portion of felted acorns to get the desired color. Aside from the ideas we suggested above on how to use this festive decor, you can also attach these acorns to tree branches or attach a flower to them.
If you thought fire logs were purely used for practical purposes, perhaps you should reconsider that line of thought. As you can see in the image above, fire logs also serve ornamental purposes. Admittedly, it makes a somewhat unconventional decor idea for the festive season. This is because fire logs are typically in the home for one reason.
However, some homeowners use it for beautification. When artfully arranged, it can add a touch of aesthetic appeal to your home. It’s a DIY idea and doesn’t require a tutorial to execute. All you need to do is neatly stack the logs in your fireplace.
Birchwood can be used in different ways to decorate your home. You can use it to make Birchwood candles (like in the image above), DIY Birch Bark lamps, White Birch Forest wall shelves, or art. You can also use it to add accents to your deck railing and other places within the home.
Birchwood also serves as a flower holder. You can do so many things with Birchwood that it seems the only limitation is your creativity.
This is a DIY festive decor that will require a tutorial to create. The finished product is not only visually appealing for ornamental purposes but also fulfills a practical function in the home, as you can see. Using the twine orbs to hang lights from the ceiling like a chandelier creates a rustic charm that a nature lover will find irresistible.
These orbs can be placed in a bowl on your table. These orbs can also be strung from your ceiling without lighting. How you use it depends on your preference.
This is a DIY minimalist decor idea for your home. They are easy to make from tiny tree branches. Shears and glue these twigs together and form your desired shape or form. You can craft it like the shapes or forms in the image above or use twigs to form animals like the twig Reindeer.
Attach these wood ornaments to a wreath and finish the look with a ribbon. You can also attach it to Christmas trees or garlands. Alternatively, you can add greenery to make it look alive and display it in your window. These are a few suggestions for those that need inspiration.
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