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21 Natural Christmas Decorations You Can Make

I’m sharing 21 natural Christmas decorations for your home, including centerpieces, tree ornaments, wreathes, and more!

21 natural Christmas decorations you can make

Today I’m sharing a fab roundup of natural Christmas decorating ideas, from wreathes and centerpieces to ornaments and garlands, there are many ways to bring greenery and other natural elements into your home for the holidays—it’s my favorite way to decorate!

Since these projects use natural elements, many of which you can pop into your backyard or out for a walk to gather for free, they are affordable and pretty easy to DIY, too. So let’s check them out and chat about them!

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Garlands, centerpieces, and embellishments

1. DIY garland using pine and pinecones

Our Hammock House’s neutral Christmas decor includes a lot of beautiful elements, including this lovely DIY garland using pine needles and pinecones. She also has a cute and really simple centerpiece using pinecones and greenery springs.

Stair banister decorated with a pine bough garland and pine cones

2. DIY Magnolia Leaf Holiday Garland

This DIY magnolia leaf garland from Chatfield Court is a beautiful and simple way to add some greenery to a window. Honestly, this would look really pretty throughout the year, but especially in fall and winter.

Magnolia garland draped above kitchen window

3. Jar Candle Holders with Greenery and Berries

The Honeycomb Home’s post about decorating with Christmas garland shows how you can add greens, winter berries, and candlesticks to a jar with some twine for a beautiful centerpiece. Love it.

Fresh pine garland decorating jars with candles inside an old wooden toolbox

4. Natural Christmas Centerpiece With Fresh Greens

I am absolutely in love with this holiday centerpiece with fresh greens by my friend Colleen at Lemon Thistle. It’s stunning—and I love the blue berries instead of traditional red winter berries.

Natural Christmas Decorations: Natural centerpiece sitting on a flannel tablecloth

5. Snowy Mason Jar Centerpiece with Natural Christmas Greens

Snowy DIY mason jar centerpieces are a great way to easily add winter vibes to your home. These ones from A Piece of Rainbow are easy to make with a bit of faux snow. I have a brushable faux snow from DecoArt that I love using.

Mason jar with evergreen sprig with berries, frosted glass with candle inside

Wreath ideas using greenery

6. Small Wreath Using Fresh Rosemary

My small rosemary wreath is a super simple DIY that uses a multipurpose gold hoop (but you could use a wooden embroidery hoop with the same effect), fresh rosemary, and some gold crafting wire to adhere everything in place.

Natural Christmas Decorations: DIY Rosemary and Gold Wreath

7. DIY Citrus Wreath Using Dried Oranges and Pinecones

Lily Ardor is so talented, and her fall/Christmas citrus wreath is no exception! I love using oranges in holiday decor, and this wreath knocks it out of the park. Check out her blog for the full tutorial.

Christmas wreath with orange slices

8. Stunning DIY Fresh Evergreen Wreath

This beautiful fresh evergreen wreath by Garden Therapy is big and beautiful! I love how it looks like the beautiful messy bun of wreathes: you know she didn’t just throw things on a wreath base. This wreath has a very organic feel without trying too hard. Now if I could only figure out how to do a curated messy bun…

stunning natural wreath

9. Beautiful and Easy DIY Pinecone Wreath

A beautiful, fast, and easy DIY pine cone wreath like this one from A Piece of Rainbow is a great way to get your feet wet making wreathes with easy-to-find supplies.

Pine cone wreath with greenery and red berries

10. Simple Hoop Wreaths Using Greens

Lemon Thistle’s simple DIY holiday wreathes using fresh greens are so unbelievably cute that I might make some similar ones this year. I love how she’s arranged them, too. She is so good.

Natural Christmas Decorations: 6 simple holiday wreaths with fresh greenery hanging above a fireplace

Ornament ideas

11. DIY Stovetop Potpourri Ornaments

My DIY stovetop potpourri ornaments are simple and make beautiful and easy hostess gifts. You can tweak the ingredients—just make sure everything is sufficiently dehydrated before sealing in an ornament. Check out the full tutorial for more details on these.

DIY Stovetop Potpourri Ornaments

12. DIY Birch Tree Ornaments

The DIY Dreamer’s birch tree decorations are a cute way to add a bit of rustic appeal to a Christmas tree. You could also make these using scrap wood, but they wouldn’t have such a great weathered finish.

Christmas tree shaped ornament made from birch with jute string for hanging

13. Winter Scene Ornaments

My very own simple greenery-themed ornaments use a bit of awesome brushable Snow-Tex from DecoArt, as well as some pine cones and eucalyptus, for these. They’re one of the many clear ball ornament DIYs I have!

Natural Christmas Decorations

14. DIY Dried Orange Slice Garland

I actually hadn’t planned to make this DIY dried orange slice garland, but I had some leftover dehydrated oranges from another projects—plus some wooden beads and twine in my craft closet. This turned out perfect!

DIY dried orange slice and wood bead garland, the perfect holiday garland

15. Pine cone, dried orange, and pine potpourri

I also used some of the dried orange slices in my tutorial about how to make potpourri with pine cones and other natural elements. I sat this bowl in our tiny powder room, and the scent lasted for months. Plus it looked great 😉

Natural Christmas Decorations DIY pinecone potpourri

16. DIY Holiday Stovetop Potpourri

Another idea for potpourri is an easy DIY holiday stovetop potpourri recipe. Stovetop potpourri doesn’t last as long, but it’s forgiving in a sense that you can use food scraps because it doesn’t need to look nice. I have a few different stovetop potpourri recipes, but this holiday one is great.

easy diy holiday stove top potpourri

Holiday home tours

17. Winter Decorating Outdoors

Jennifer Rizzo shared a post about using natural elements for winter outdoor deck-orating that has a lot of great ideas. They can’t have pine in the home because of allergies, so this was her way around that.

Christmas tree and other outdoor Christmas decor on a deck

18. Greenery-Filled Natural Holiday Home Tour

Another beautiful greenery-filled natural holiday home tour from the super talented Colleen at Lemon Thistle. I’m not kidding when I say I love literally everything she does. She has the best taste, and this entryway shot is just a peek at that.

Front entry mirror with reflection of a Christmas Wreath

19. Simple Holiday Home Tour with Natural Christmas Decorations

And now for my simple, understated Christmas decor we shared last year! I’m not super in to tons of Christmas decor, and I think what we did last year was just enough. Plus I didn’t feel like there was a ton of waste since a lot of things I either reused or clipped from outside.

Natural Christmas Decorations
Natural Christmas Decorations
Natural Christmas Decorations

20. Minimal Kitchen and Dining Room Holiday Tour

Another one of my favorites—Lindi from Love Create Celebrate—shares her minimal kitchen and dining room tour. All of her seasonal home tours are worth a look, too. Her taste is very similar to Colleen’s!

Minimal Christmas kitchen decor with pine branches in a glass jar and a view of the kitchen

21. Holiday Home Tour Filled With Fresh Greens

And one last holiday home tour from Jennifer Rizzo. I loooove everything about this! I must love her taste, too, because I’ve featured a few of her holiday DIYs in this roundup. So it’s only fitting that we cap off the roundup with her stunning holiday home tour filled with fresh greens.

Fresh pine sprigs in mason jars on a white mantle: Natural Christmas Decorations

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