This year seems like a fitting year to talk about decorating for the holidays with elements of nature. Whether the current times have developed a new appreciation for the outdoors in you, or simply a greater desire to use locally found decorations, mother nature is our go-to resource this season for holiday decorating.
Let’s take a look at some of what she offers and how to arrange natural Christmas decorations in a look that is high on style with an Earth-friendly twist.
Natural Christmas Decorations: Deck the Holly!
Winter urns can last from now until March with the right ingredients. Get creative with birch logs, twigs and decorative add-ins like craft-store cardinals or holiday ornaments. For plant fillers, these popular options work well during this season:
- Twig dogwood
- Birch branches
- Holly Berry Sprays
- Evergreen Branches
Take a Bough!
Real pine boughs bring a pop of fresh green colour and a wonderful seasonal smell to your home. Keep them from drying out in simple glass vases or jars, wrap jars with twine or your favourite holiday ribbon to complete the look.
Birch Logs of Course!
You don’t need to be Martha Stewart to pull this look off. We love birch logs for their versatility and seasonal chic. Try wrapping a small bundle with twine and standing them in your favourite rattan basket or ceramic pot. Add a few sprigs of pine to the bunch and admire your craftiness for natural Christmas decorations.
Pine Cone Cuteness!
There really is no limit to the crafty ways pine cones can add to your holiday decor. One quick Pinterest search will have you foraging the backyard in no time.
This year, our top pine cone DIY craft is a trio of adorable mini trees. All you will need is a thicker tree branch about 3″ in diameter or so, a stick (for the stems), pine cones and hot glue to make these varied-height cuties.
Keep them separate or bundle them in twine and add to window sills, mantles or tabletops.
Wreaths are a holiday staple and an acorn wreath is both rich in texture and style. So much so we think it can carry you from fall right through to Spring!
You will want a strong base for this one, a hot glue gun, and all the cute acorns you can find. Add in a few pine cones for extra visual texture. We suggest making various sizes of these wreaths that can be hung on mirrors, chair backs, or interior doors.
Happy holiday decorating from all of us at Team Logue!