Natural Christmas ornaments are beautiful, easy to make and practically free! Make nature-inspired Christmas decorations with pine cones, rose hips, acorns, walnuts and oranges.
Make DIY natural Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! These homemade natural Christmas decorations are eco-friendly, cheap, easy and fun to make. You can gather most of the materials for the natural Christmas tree ornaments in the nature. So there’s no need to run to the store – especially now in times of the coronavirus. You can find the materials for the Christmas ornaments made from natural materials in your garden, the woods or parks.
While some of the following eco-friendly Christmas ornaments are all-natural, such as the snowy pine cones made with flour paste and salt, for some you need acrylic paint, such as for the Victorian gilded walnuts.
So get outside and collect natural Christmas decorations to make at home. It will surely get you and your family in the Christmas spirit! And by the way, these homemade natural tree Christmas ornaments make great gifts too, so make a few extra for friends and family.
20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments
This is a roundup of all the DIY natural Christmas ornaments that I made so far. Click on the links below the photos for the tutorials.
Gilded walnuts have a long tradition as Christmas tree ornaments: They were already popular in the Victorian era as natural Christmas tree decorations!
Wool Felt Pine Cones
For these felt pine cones I used wool scraps that were leftover from my handmade Victorian coat.
Snow-Covered Pine Cones
Snow-covered pine cones are so cute and easy Christmas ornaments!
Bottle Brush Tree Ornaments From Scratch
For these bottle brush tree ornaments from scratch, you need natural fiber yarn, a branch and wire.
Rosehip Wreath Ornament
Just collect some rosehips and make these cute rosehip wreath ornaments. Rosehips dry over time and you can keep these ornaments for many years! And you can also use cranberries instead of rosehips.
Wood Bead Faux Cranberry Wreath
Instead of real rosehips or cranberries you can also make a faux berry wreath ornament with wooden beads.
Straw stars and other straw ornaments also have a long tradition as Christmas tree ornaments. All you need for these natural Christmas ornaments is natural straw and a piece of thread.
Eco-Friendly Snow Pine Cones With Salt & Wheat Paste
Instead of snow-covered pine cones with acrylic paint, you can make all-natural snow-covered pine cone ornaments with flour, water and salt!
Wool Felt Ornaments
A couple of years ago I made these wool felt heart ornaments – it’s the most popular Christmas-related post on my blog!
Wooden Bead Star Ornaments
These simple Christmas ornaments are made with small wooden beads.
Instead of walnuts, you can also make gilded acorns.
Holly Felt Ornament
And here’s another cute Christmas ornament made with wool felt.
Wooden Christmas Ornaments
Did you know that you can make wooden star ornaments from scratch by hand? You only need a scrap piece of wood and a bow saw for these natural Christmas decorations. By the way, you can also make a wooden heart and tree.
Mini Pine Cone Wreath Ornaments
These small faux pine cone wreath ornaments are made with alder cones.
Gilded Leaf Ornaments
Gilded leaf ornaments are just as easy to make as gilded walnuts and acorns. You can use different leaves such as holly leaves, oak leaves, maple leaves, Oregon grape leaves or laurel leaves.
Since medieval times, cookies were used to decorate the Christmas tree. You can even bake original medieval gingerbread cookies: This recipe was published in 1553!
Instead of gingerbread, you can also make all-natural green cookies! All these green cookies are naturally colored with vegetables and nuts.
Dried Orange Slices
Fruits – such as oranges and apples – have always been popular Christmas ornaments. You can make these dried orange slices in the oven or dehydrator.
Dried Orange Peel Stars
And instead of whole oranges, you can also make natural Christmas ornaments only with the peel.
Yarn-Wrapped Wooden Wreath Ornaments
These mini wreath ornaments are made with wooden curtain rings and cotton yarn.
Popsicle Stick Sled Ornaments
And last but not least a cute and easy Christmas tree ornament made with wooden popsicle sticks.
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