To help you get inspired to create nature inspired natural Christmas decorations for your home, we have rounded up some of my favorites that embody a mix of traditional, minimalist, and Scandanavian Christmas decorations that do a great job of bringing the outdoors inside, and decorating for the holidays in a sustainable and earth friendly way.
Nature Inspired Natural Christmas Decorations
Christmas embodies a feeling of coziness and winter magic, which is why it is my favorite holiday to decorate for with the scent of balsam fir filling every room and the classic deep green, white, and wood color palette making my nature inspired heart smile. While Christmas can be a holiday that is filled with a lot of manufactured waste, I personally find that it can be incredibly easy to find and forage natural Christmas decorations that will make your home feel like a winter wonderland forest without creating unnecessary waste.
When it comes to natural Christmas decorations I want to encourage you to put your creative hat on and look for inspiration from nature. Ordinary things like sticks, pine cones, citrus fruit, and fresh greenery can all be transformed into beautiful nature inspired decorations that embody all those classic winter wonderland Christmas feelings.
So stop shopping for your Christmas decorations, and instead go on a nature walk and get inspired by all the beauty that is all around you to make some of your own DIY Christmas decorations. The best part, these natural Christmas decorations are FREE and once the holiday season has passed, can be brought back to the woods where they will naturally biodegrade.
Foraged Wood Star Made from Sticks
Often the simplest decorations can be the most beautiful. For these natural Christmas decorations, simply forage 5 sticks of similar size from your backyard, and tie together in a star pattern with string, or super glue for a classic nature inspired Christmas decoration. You can even turn your wooden star into a Christmas Tree topper by wrapping wire in a spiral around the bottom of your star.
DIY WOOD TWINKLE STAR – DORIS LESLIE BLAU
DIY WOOD STICK STAR –SOLEBICH APARTMENT
DIY WOOD STAR CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER –SHE LIKES LETTERS
DIY Wreaths Made From Fresh Greens
Wreaths are one of the prettiest ways to immediately make your home feel a little more festive (both indoors and outdoors). When it comes to making DIY Christmas wreaths there are so many different styles and materials you can choose from. So get creative and opt for a combination of natural greenery, dried fruit, and ribbon to make your DIY wreaths uniquely your own.
MINIMALIST CHRISTMAS WREATH – THE MERRY THOUGHT
GOLD HOOP CANDLE WREATH – FRANCOIS ET MOI
FRESH GREENERY DIY WREAH – SHADES OF BLUE INTERIORS
DIY WOOD SLICE WREATH – PINTEREST
GOLD HOOP EVERGREEN WREATH – ALLISA JACOBS
TRIANGLE TWIG MODERN WREATH 0 FALL FOR DIY
DIY Nature Inspired Christmas Garland
Buying garland can be expensive, but making it yourself is incredible affordable! To make your own DIY natural Christmas garland opt for a combination of fresh greens, dried fruit, and other natural materials like wooden beads that you can use year after year.
DRIED ORANGE GARLAND – HOUSE OF JADE
DRIED ORANGE AND EVERGREEN GARLAND – THE MERRY THOUGHT
EUCALYPTUS AND DIY WOODEN BEED GARLAND – PINTEREST
FRESH EUCALYPTUS DIY GARLAND – BECKI OWENS
PINE CONE GARLAND – BALLARD DESIGNS
Nature Inspired DIY Christmas Ornaments
Handmade ornaments are always the most special ornaments on the Christmas tree, and there are so many options you can make with materials you probably already have at home. Below we have sourced a few nature inspired DIY Christmas ornaments made from fresh greenery, dried fruit, and a fun homemade salt ornament option for you to get creative with.
GLASS AND GREENERY ORNAMENTS – MY SCANDANAVIAN HOME
NATURAL HOMEMADE ORNAMENTS – PINTEREST
DIY BOTANICAL SALT ORNAMENTS – COMPOST AND CAVA
DIY Advent Calendar Ideas
Advent calendars are a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season no matter what age you may be. I love the following DIY advent calendars that bring a modern/grown up to those traditional chocolate house advent calendars from our childhood.
HANGING EVERGREEN ADVENT CALENDAR – THE MERRY THOUGHT
HANGING EVERGREEN & BROWN PAPER ADVENT CALENDAR – HEIMATBAUM
EUCALYPTUS ADVENT CALENDAR – LIIV BLOG
WOOD CHRISTMAS TREE ADVENT CALENDAR – TUMBLER
PAPER BOX ADVENT CALENDAR – THE DEN AND NOW
I hope that the above nature inspired natural Christmas decorations have inspired you to create some sustainable and eco friendly handmade Christmas decorations of your own this holiday season, and please tag any of your handmade holiday decorations over on Instagram with the hashtag #thewellholidays