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20 Natural Christmas Decoration Ideas

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor of
Natural Christmas Decoration Ideas

You love the winter wonderland brought on by the changing seasons, but it's not long before you begin to miss the vibrance of nature during the warmer seasons. The cure to this seasonal struggle? Bring some life into your Christmas decor! 

We've compiled 20 of our favorite natural Christmas decoration ideas that are a breath of fresh air. There are so many beautiful ways to incorporate natural elements into your Christmas decor, like full and leafy DIY Christmas wreaths or woodsy pinecones dressed up like Christmas trees.

You can take inspiration from the beauty of the wilderness and turn your home into a woodland winter wonderland all your own, and the projects we've collected will help guide you on your DIY Christmas decor journey. 

Crafting with Pinecones

One of the easiest items to use in nature crafts is also one of the easiest to find; pinecones! Pinecones can be a blank canvas ripe for the picking, all you have to do is exercise a little Christmas creativity.

Nature Inspired Holiday Skier

Have fun with your pine cones using your leftover felt.

Pinecone Christmas Tree Ornaments

You can hang mini Christmas trees on your Christmas tree!

Rustic Pine Cone Light Basket

This green craft idea creates a pleasant atmosphere in any room.

Gorgeous Glitter Pine Cone Wreath

This stunning pine cone DIY wreath is the perfect winter craft.

Golden Pine Cone Angel Ornament

Let this glittering angel watch over your tree this year.

Shimmery Pine Cone Wreath

Make your home sparkle this Christmas with this DIY wreath.

Pinecone Snowman Ornament

This snowman craft is a wonderful way to reuse those extra pine cones.

DIY Natural Wreath Ideas

Nothing can beat a DIY wreath, especially when you use fresh, lush branches full of leafy greens. These stunning Christmas wreath crafts will help you learn how to make a fresh wreath for this holiday season (a skill you'll use time and time again!).

Boxwood Berry Wreath

This beautiful wreath adds a pop of color with berries.

Little Tree Branch Wreath

Don't let a fallen branch go to waste; make a cute little nature crafts with it.

Boxwood Leaf Wreath

This DIY wreath is perfect for all the green thumbs out there.

Real Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Be sure to save up some leaves during fall to make a wreath in winter.

Rustic Pine Tree Limb Wreath

This DIY wreath is the perfect way to add some rustic charm to your home.

Cereal Box DIY Christmas Wreath

Learn how to make a wreath and be friend to the environment with this fun craft.

Red Berry Winter Wreath

Upgrade an old wreath with a pop of color with this recycled craft.

Winter Coffee Filter Wreath

Create a stunning DIY wreath by recycling some coffee filters.

Natural Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

These natural Christmas decoration crafts use Mother Nature as their craft supply store. These projects are budget-friendly, low-waste, and end up becoming absolutely stunning holiday decor! Bring some of nature inside to decorate for Christmas.

Epsom Salt Stick Snowflakes

The whole family will enjoy this easy way to make snowflakes.

Gorgeous Glowing Natural Ice Lantern

This ice craft is totally free and looks absolutely amazing.

Acorn Nest Ornament

An acorn makes the perfect nest for adorable craft eggs.

Snowy Apple Candle Holders

Your nature crafts can be part of your Christmas table decorations too.

Wood Logs Candle Holders

Light up the night with some DIY candle holders.

Beachy Driftwood Tree

This handmade Christmas decoration is the perfect if you live by a beach.

Tree Branch Star Decorations

Gather some of branches and create a beautiful DIY Christmas decoration.

Festive Tree Branch Curtain Rod

Add a pop of color and an earthy feel to your home this winter.

Ice Makes Nice Bird Feeders

Share some Christmas cheer with your feathered friends outside.

Succulent Sleigh Ride DIY Centerpieces

Give your succulents a festive makeover by planting them in these adorable minature sleighs!

Nature-Inspired Christmas Crafts

Going green with natural Christmas decoration crafts doesn't just mean working with what's outside. Sometimes you can recreate the beauty of nature with the crafting materials you have in your home!

Cheap Wire Holiday Wreath

Make a green craft that looks just like a real nature craft.

Festive Nature Wreath

This green craft prooves not all wreaths need to be thrown out after the holidays.

North Woods Homemade Wreath

This DIY wreath is the perfect ode to the Northern Woods.

Epsom Salt Snow Luminaries

You'll have glowing snowballs to spread throughout your house with this fun winter craft.

Christmas Animal Crafts

Is there anything more Christmassy than a deer roaming around in the snow-coated woods? Some of the greatest natural Christmas decorations replicate the beauty of animals in nature. With these DIY Christmas decorations, your home can be filled with the whimsy of woodland creatures in winter.

Birds Nest Wreath

This popular wreath takes a contemporary approach to nature crafts.

Rustic Nature Frame

A frame like this will add a rustic feel to any homemade Christmas decorations.

Shimmering Ceramic Reindeer Ornament

Make an elegant homemade Christmas ornament for any animal lovers you know.

Wintertime Bird Frame

Sometimes, all a home needs is a little splash of color from a nature-inspired craft.

Fuzzy Felt Owl Ornaments

As far as animal crafts go, this is one of the cutest ones around. Hoo's with me?

Rory the Reindeer

Create one of Santa's four-legged friends with this fun handmade Christmas decoration.

50-Cent Ornament Art

Recycle one of your homemade Christmas ornaments and create this fun piece of artwork.

Which natural Christmas craft was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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