It’s not too early to start making your own natural Christmas tree ornaments.  May these fabulous ideas inspire you to get your craft on. 


18 Beautiful Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments to Make -


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The best part of using the fruits of Mother Nature in your Christmas decor other than the beauty is that it is usually inexpensive.

Take some time now to create without the pressure of the season and enjoy the process.  We all have good intentions, I don’t want you to get caught on Thanksgiving weekend wishing you’d had a bevy of handmade natural ornaments. Use these creative ornament ideas to help you get your craft on now!

These are some of my favorites.  You may remember a few from 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments hosted with several of my blogging friends.  I confess that I’m partial to pine cones as I love their varied shapes and textures which usually can be easily found in larger quantities.


Flocked pinecone ornament from The Crafting NookDIY Rustic Flocked Pine Cone Christmas Ornament


It’s been years since I’ve used oranges in my Christmas decor.  They are wonderfully fragrant.


Dried-Orange-Ornament from Hearth & VineDried Citrus Ornament


Wood slices are still all the rage and if you can cut them up yourself, they are a free canvas upon which to decorate.  I would love to try my hand at these…


d-Slice-Ornament from Domestically SpeakingRustic Twine Wood Slice Christmas Ornament


If you live along the coast or simply love coastal or nautical decor, creating ornaments with driftwood is fun.  A few years ago, I made sailboats for my Christmas tree with driftwood being the hull portion of the ornament.


Mini-DIY-Driftwood-Ornaments-SustainMyCraftHabitMiniature DIY Driftwood Tree Ornament


Campy or whimsical ornaments like this woodland elf made from a pine cone and acorn are delightful for all ages and would make a perfect gift for the campers on your gift list.


woodland-pine-cone-elf-ornament from Virginia Sweet PeaWoodland Elf Christmas Tree Ornament


Natural ornaments can come from the most unusual sources.  You’ll never guess where these wood burnt snowflake ornaments originated.


Wooden pole Snowflake Christmas ornaments from Remodelando la CasaDIY – Snowflake Christmas Ornament


Grapevine anything is always a natural decor favorite.


kissing-ball-grape-vine-ornament from Hearth & VineNatural Grapevine Kissing Ball Tree Ornament


Have you ever made ornaments from straw?  I LOVE these and think the natural straw stars would be fantastic all over a tree…


Easy-Straw-Stars from Red Ted ArtTraditional Straw Star Ornaments


How can you not love these snow people made from tree slices?


wood-slice-snowmen-ornaments from The Country Chic Cottage - AnExtraordinaryDay.netWood Slice Snowman Ornaments


Look for thin twigs when you go out on your next walk or after the big storm.


twig-snowflake-ornaments from THE DIY DREAMERRustic Twig Christmas Ornaments


These may not be “found” sand dollars… but who would guess that you created them naturally from cornstarch?


DIY-Cornstarch-Dough-recipe-H2OBungalow-Cornstarch Dough Christmas Ornaments & Recipe


I love these thick cut slices of birch.  Quick and easy to create and so sweet!


Learn-how-to-make-these-birch-tree-ornaments-so-cute - My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDIY Birch Wood Christmas Tree Ornament


A Christmas kissing ball made from tiny pine cones!!  This is for sure on my crafting list!  Now to locate a tree with those miniature “flowers.”


mini-pinecone-ornament-uncommon-designsMini Pine Cone Kissing Ball Ornament


Cinnamon.  It’s one of my favorite Christmas aromas.  One year I had a tree covered with cinnamon heart-shaped ornaments… it smelled so good.  I stored them away carefully and was able to use them for many years.


Cinnamon-Christmas-Ornaments from Clean & ScentsibleCinnamon Christmas Ornament


A simple natural chip of wood can take on a whole new look with a creative touch and a wood burning torch.


wood-burned-snowflake-ornament FROM DUKES & DUTCHESSESWood Burned Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament


I was surprised to discover how these ornaments are made and I’m anxious to make a bunch of them, too.


Twine-Ball-Christmas-Ornament-Tutorial-bells FROM THE CRAFTING NOOKTwine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial


Seriously… I do not think there could be a simpler handmade ornament to create.  No crafting skills are required to make these lovelies.


Rustic-Pine-Cone-Ornaments FROM THE DIY DREAMEREasy Handmade Christmas Ornaments


Did you know that you could cut pine cones to make flowers?  I had so much fun creating all kinds of different designs with my pine cone “flowers.”


Learn to make these simple rustic birch and pine cone Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree. Great for gift-giving, too! - AnExtraordinaryDay.netSimple Rustic Birch and Pine Cone Christmas Ornament


Have you been inspired?  I hope so!

Which ornaments were your favorites or are you planning to make?

You’ll have so much fun creating beauty for your tree or for gifts. Gather your supplies and relax while you make a tree full of beautiful natural Christmas ornaments.Pin It to remember for Later because it's so good - AnExtraordinaryDay.net18 Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments to Make -


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  1. Minnie says

    Oh what a sweet surprise to find you here for a visit this morning.
    I am swooning over these little beauties! I LOVE Christmas and ALL things about it but have no money for silly dodads that are put away for 11 months out of the year. God himself has given us the supplies needed…for free.
    And you are right, never to early to start planning, gathering and getting down to fun. I mean business.
    And I find this is a fun way to be Christmas-y all year. And in my opinion natural decor is so much more beautiful.
    Oh and by the way, I am one of those people that play and sing Christmas songs all year. And I don’t care who says boo about it.
    Have a beautiful and fun weekend my friend.
    Blessings to you!
    Minnie. ?

    • How fun that I was able to surprise you today. 😉
      You are so right! God absolutely has given us everything we need to celebrate HIS best gift to us. I hope you will have a chance to do a little creating while enjoying your favorite Christmas tunes, Minnie!!
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!! xo

  2. Gwen says

    Ahhh Christmas in July!! It used to be a “thing”!! I even listened to some Christmas music. I like the pine cone ones but I like the wood slices too. I did make everyone an ornament on a woodslice last year with their name. But we need a new tree. Maybe a small real one? Time will tell! But I need something for all these pretty ornaments! Are you gathering the supplies for all of us?!!

    • Yes… I think Christmas in July was “a thing” and I think it still is to some degree. After I decided to write this post I noticed an ad on the radio an online somewhere, too. How fun that you made wood slice ornaments for gifts last year. I do hope that you’re able to have a fresh tree this year. They really are special.
      Gathering supplies? Oh, Gwen… if only you lived close by.
      Hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend! xoxo

  3. Whole wonderful ideas. We did a natural tree this year and it’s my favorite. We added dried cranberries to our popcorn garland which made it really pop.

    • This was the perfect year to decorate with a natural tree. Yours sounds perfect!

  4. Ella says

    I made some of these in the oven with orange slices past year – the smell that filled the home was divine 🙂 going to try some other citrus fruits good idea

  5. This was the perfect year to decorate with a natural tree. Yours sounds perfect!

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