Although it can be tempting to buy all the pretty, sparkling holiday decor in the stores these days, there’s also a great time to be frugal and forage nature! Here’s a great collection of over 40 DIY Christmas decorations you can make with natural materials.
From branches and wood slices, pine cones, stones, wool and more, looking to nature for craft supplies is a great alternative to buying plastic and other non-biodegradable materials. And even better, if you can forage the items yourself they’re the perfect budget-friendly way to decorate for the holidays!
From painting to gluing, stones and pebbles make perfect little canvases for natural Christmas crafting.
Branches, Twigs and Driftwood
Yes, we are sort of driftwood hoarders. But with a little creativity, branches and twigs and driftwood can make wonderful natural Christmas decorations!
Wood and Wood Slices
It feels like there are a million different ways to use wood and wood slices for Christmas decorations and ornaments. Here are some pretty ideas we found.
Fabric (Wool, Cotton)
We love to upcycle and repurpose fabric for Christmas decorations. If you stick with wool and organic cotton you’ll also feel good about using bio-degradable products.
Pine cones are one of our favourite materials to craft with because of their beauty and availability (in our area of the world). Before you craft with them though, make sure to clean them appropriately!
Glass and Jars
From sea glass to mason jars, glass is a great material to craft with for Christmas and beyond.
Although the “naturalness” of paper is questionable it is at least biodegradable and recyclable, so a good option for a less-waste Christmas.
We hope you’ve find some natural Christmas inspiration in this collection. We definitely have! And if you want more DIY garland ideas, check out 25 of the best Christmas garland ideas. If only these was more time to make them all 🙂
Do you have any ideas for a more natural Christmas?
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