For a magical, unique, and inexpensive Christmas decoration, head to nature! We go into the forest, the countryside or sometimes just at the end of the street, to pick up whatever we can find. One of the advantages of these DIYs is that you will only need very little material to make stunning decorations. A little glue, glitter, a spray of white paint… Who said that you have to spend a lot of money for Christmas to be magical?
Christmas is coming! Discover how to invite, through 38 pretty DIYs, pine cones, logs and other fir branches in your decoration.
1. A plant composition suspended above the dining table
Pick a branch as long as your dining table and dress it up in eucalyptus leaves paired with some hanging decorations and small lights. You will thus obtain original subdued lighting for the Christmas meal.
2. An elegant champagne bucket as the centerpiece.
Choose a model with a wide bottom and cover it with stones to give height to the composition. Then, simply put down candles and collected branches in a park or your garden.
3. An Advent calendar with the bark
Make your own Advent calendar with natural elements, like bark and thin sheets of wood. Fold each piece so as to create a small pocket and secure them to the wall with duct tape. All you have to do is slip little gifts inside to start the countdown to the days to Christmas!
4. Wooden wreath to hang on the door
Thread several pieces of rolled bark on a wire, giving it a circle shape.
5. A centerpiece with fir branches resting on the tablecloth
Add candlesticks, candles, and small decorations for a clean and natural look.
6. Candlesticks with bottles and fir branches.
Choose fir branches small enough to fit into water or soda bottles, which you will use as original candle holders. Make an assortment to decorate a window sill, fireplace, or table.
7. A large luminous crown in front of a mirror
Wrap a wreath of fir branches with a very dense light garland. Choose warm lights to create a more classic and suggestive atmosphere and cool lights for a more current or Scandinavian style.
8. A dried branch in a demijohn
Very trendy in recent years, demijohn-type vases can be used as a basis for the manufacture of a contemporary Christmas tree. Hang ornaments from it and add small accessories in neutral, gray, white, and black tones.
9. Personalize gift wrapping with branches or fern leaves
Every detail counts for the holidays, it is important to take care of your Christmas decor down to the smallest detail. Gifts are no exception … For a vegetal Christmas atmosphere, fir or fern leaves are a wonderful decoration for boxes, packages, and packaging.
10. Decorate the window with a vegetable net
We often wonder how to decorate windows without falling into kitsch for Christmas. It is possible, you just need to show a little imagination and creativity! It’s even a great idea if you’re short on space. Suspended above the window, the vegetal net consists of foliage, pearls, and feathers. It decorates with a lot of poetry and also allows to compose a vegetable Christmas decoration at the top of the trend.
11. Replace the traditional Christmas tree … With a cactus!
The Christmas tree is undoubtedly the strongest symbol of this holiday, and it’s often the last thing you imagine changing. However, there are plenty of alternatives! For example, you can replace the Christmas tree with a large cactus. The cactus is a succulent plant full of resources, which lives very well in an interior in summer as in winter. By decorating it with some garlands, it will proudly replace the Christmas tree. Some manufacturers even invented these mini Christmas balls for your indoor plants.
12. Personalize a Christmas star with eucalyptus leaves
The star is also a staple of the Christmas fairyland. It is becoming more and more graphic and modern. The models are multiplying and adapt to any decoration. Find, buy or craft a simple, skinny star, it will decorate your home or apartment all year round.
When the holidays arrive, just add a few branches carefully secured with a gold ribbon for a chic touch. This homemade pendant light will bring a green and delicate touch to the interior. We try to keep it simple and select seasonally dried foliage such as eucalyptus. In addition, you will enjoy a very good scent reminiscent of the festive season!
13. Replace traditional Christmas balls with vegetable balls
It would be easy to buy and/or reuse the balls from the previous year. Another solution is to use customizable transparent Christmas baubles that you can find at any craft store. They are perfect for imagining, creating, and personalizing the decoration of your Christmas tree, whatever the theme and whatever the mood you choose for this year! For a plant-inspired Christmas, simply add leaves in the transparent balls, which we will then hang on the tree.
14. Personalize the decoration of the Christmas table and cutlery with fern leaves
On the occasion of Christmas, we like to decorate the table to impress the guests and reinforce the magic of this holiday. The art of the table is precious and reinforces the warm and lively aspect of this time of the year.
Covered side, we can crack on the walleye. Gold goes wonderfully with black towels and especially with the green of the leaves. Favor fern leaves for a chic, sophisticated and vegetal decoration of the Christmas table.
15. Highlight the Christmas table with plant-inspired place cards
There is no easier Christmas DIY! The materials needed are cheap and easy to find. All you need is a few drawing leaves, sprigs of rosemary, and twine.
16. Decorate the front door with a wreath of succulents
The Christmas wreath is a strong and traditional symbol of the holiday season. It is generally made up of foliage and pine cones. For a vegetal, green, and trendy Christmas, we can replace these elements with succulents. We build around a cardboard structure that we fill with moss and succulents. The set then attaches to the front door.
17. Make and hang a garland of fern leaves
The garland: it is the essential decoration at Christmas! A timeless object that is easy to make yourself. For a vegetal Christmas atmosphere, you can choose to use a few fern leaves on a wire or a small rope using miniature clothespins.
18. Decorate the Christmas table with a Monstera leaf motif vase
On the internet and in stores, there are more and more decorative objects with tropical patterns. To start, you can simply place a few vases with plant motifs on your Christmas table.
19. Create an elegant and natural table runner with a few branches
The plant-style table runner is quick to set up and inexpensive, just collect a few tree branches before placing them around the candlesticks on the center of the table. This idea is also very easy to personalize: we add glitter, fake snow, or even pine cones. The result is user-friendly, aesthetic, and super trendy.
20. Hang an XXL plant garland on the stairs
The XXL garland has an oversized size, a bushy appearance and it takes time and patience to make it. For this DIY, we need a multitude of leaves and flowers that we then hang along a rope. It is also possible to choose synthetic plants if you want to keep the garland longer.
21. Make a vegetable wreath as a Christmas wall decoration
All the plants are brought together and fixed together thanks to a rounded structure that is easy to manufacture with wire. Then just group all the branches, flowers, and leaves to create a harmonious composition.
22. Personalize an original and vegetal Advent calendar
There are tons of tutorials online for making a changing Advent calendar. In the case of green and vegetal decoration, we can easily make a hanging calendar using a fir branch to fix to the wall. We then hang a few pouches or even kraft paper bags to store the small gifts of the Advent calendar.
23. Hang a eucalyptus suspension above the Christmas table
The pendant light is a chic and trendy decoration idea, but too often reserved for weddings. During the holiday season, it is the ideal decoration to hang over the Christmas table!
24. Mix a light garland and foliage to decorate the ceiling
Another super trendy vegetable Christmas composition! It mixes plants and a light garland for a bohemian touch in the living room or dining room. The guinguette garland overlooks the Christmas table and mixes with plants or foliage for a wild but warm effect.
25. Winter sweetness
As winter arrives, we personalize our vases and candlesticks with pretty pine cones!
26. Easy natural craft
Here is a simple and effective centerpiece that you can easily make with your children! Success guaranteed!
27. Beautiful branch
A branch, a few pretty balls, and you’re done! The simplest DIYs often have the most effect!
28. Towel decor
Easily showcase your napkins with this pretty creation.
29. Green and red
What we like here: the group effect! These simple creations are pretty when there are many!
30. Wooden hanging tree
Poetic and natural, we love this driftwood tree!
31. Christmas character
Get out your best knife to carve cute little Christmas figures!
32. Chic style place card
Dress up your pinecones in glitter to make your Christmas table sparkle!
33. Easy as pie
Here is a nice decoration idea that is quick and easy to do: hang stars in fir branches on the wall!
34. Pine garland
A Christmas garland made with pine cones.
35. Decoration for the tree
This Christmas tree decoration is a change from classic Christmas balls!
36. Create a Christmas wreath with natural elements
With a few flexible branches or a round lampshade, twigs, fir or eucalyptus twigs, string, or wire to hold everything together, it’s amazing what you can do.
37. Decorations of fir branches
A big trend that I have spotted in the various Scandinavian interiors is to place fir cuttings in transparent vases. It’s very minimalist as a proposition, but it works well. I found other great ideas like these iced candle holders or these fir sprouts put in kraft paper jars.
38. Christmas kokedamas
The kokedama has never been this trend, so this is not without surprise that is found in many natural Christmas decoration proposals. It sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to implement. The principle is to create a ball of clay containing a little sphagnum moss and potting soil that is covered with moss.