This post is about DIY natural ornaments for Christmas!
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This post is about how to make natural DIY Christmas ornaments.
This season get creative and try to make your own DIY Christmas ornaments. When talking about rustic and natural Christmas ornaments, I can’t help to think of using pinecones to get that pretty natural look.
With just a quick few steps you can have sparkling, natural, and beautiful-looking Christmas ornaments. Dried fruit and some ribbon can also make a simple and beautiful-looking ornament.
Here’s are three easy DIY Christmas ornaments to try this season. I have also liked some of the supplies I used to help if you don’t have any on hand already.
Diy natural ornaments #1 : Materials needed
Pinecone Ornament #1 Instructions
1.) Paint pinecone with the desired color, pause in between the painting, and sprinkle glitter over the part you just painted. (it’s important to sprinkle while the paint is wet since it will act as glue for the glitter).
TIP: using a paint palette is very helpful when painting anything, it is just good to have one if you use paint for many crafts.
2.) Let the painted pinecones dry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the paint is no longer wet.
3.) Use a hot glue gun to attach small circle Styrofoam balls on some of the petals of the pinecone.Get creative and use different colors and patterns! TIP: You don’t have to place a ball in each petal, just skip around to every other petal.
4.) Hot glue a mini star ornament that already has a loop (place twine through it).TIP: Try to place the star where it can be supported with sticks around it. Again, let your creative juices flow and place different kinds of mini tree toppers like using a ribbon or a snowflake instead.
5.) Tie a knot in the twine to create the ornament’s hook.
Diy natural ornaments #2 : Materials needed
- Paint & paint brushes
- Small Christmas bells
- Small Styrofoam balls (Christmas colors)
- Sticks/leaves (optional)
Pinecone Ornament #2 Instructions
1.) Only paint the tips of the pinecone and then sprinkle glitter in between the painting.
2.) Use hot-glue to place small styrofoam balls at the bottom of the pinecone
3.) Cut a piece of burlap (5-6 in length) and pinch it together to make a ribbon-like shape. Use twine to tie it in place.
4.) Hot glue in place whichever decor you would like on both sides of the burlap bow. I placed tree branches, ribbons, and styrofoam Christmas decor.
6.) Wrap a mini bell ( I threaded twine through the mini bell ) around the burlap bow placing it in middle and tie a knot in the back.
5.) Cut twine, (about 6-7 inches in length) that will be the hook. This string will be tucked underneath the mini bell you tied around the bow.
7.) Thread beads through the twine, tie a knot to hold beads in place then tie another knot for the hook part.
8.) Hot glue the ribbon piece you created to the top of the small styrofoam balls you glued on in step#2.
9.) Let it dry, and you have yourself a beautiful natural ornament!
DIY Christmas ornament #3 : Materials needed
- Christmas ribbon/bells/mini ornaments (optional)
- Wood beads ( optional)
- Twigs/ Christmas tree leaves
Dry Orange Ornaments Instructions
1.) Cut oranges in slices and dry with dehydrator or oven (250 degrees for 3-6 hrs, depending on the strength of your oven) TIP: for oven drying, keep checking on the slices, and if they start to burn take them out of the oven and dry them on the counter overnight. 2.)Place twine through the top of the orange slice and add the decoration of your choice.
Here are some examples:
- Tie a piece of Christmas ribbon over the twine
- Place bell through string then tie a ribbon on top of the bell
- Place a piece of a Christmas tree or twig, make a knot on top and then thread wood beads. Make one last not to hold in place beads in place.
- Place a small star ornament through twine then make a knot to hold in place.
- Add a burlap ribbon with bell under twine & then make a knot to hold in place.
If you give it as a gift, you can make it look presentable by placing it with ornaments in a clear plastic bag tied with twin ( wood beads threaded in twine continues the natural look too!)For gifts: Don’t forget to place a little tag stating it’s handmade with love ❤️
There you go, quick, easy and beautiful ornaments to add to your tree or give to a friend!
Did you try to do this quick DIY Christmas ornaments? I would love to know how they turned out in the comments below!
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