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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.