Make your own natural Christmas decorations

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Bring the outside in this Christmas and make your own natural festive decorations from finds in the forest.

Not only is it a fun activity to go for a walk outside and collect all the bits you need, it’s more environmentally friendly so protects the very beauty in nature that you love!
We’ve listed our top four favourite ideas for homemade rustic décor, made mostly from things you can find in the forest. Don’t forget to stay warm on your walks with one of our flasks filled with a nice warming drink!

Pinecone decorations 

Pinecone decoration

Perfect for those short on time (and patience!) All you need is bit of gold paint, some bio-degradable glitter and some cotton or string is a super simple way to make a Christmas tree decoration. Just paint the pinecone whichever colour you like, add some glitter for sparkle and tie the string around the top and hang on the tree! You could even pop a bow around it for a bit of extra detail!

Twig ornaments

Twig decoration

Twig ornaments – Simple as that blog has a great tutorial on how to make twig ornaments. Christmas trees, stars and snowflakes will be sure to add a festive feel to your home.

Decorate your gifts with festive foliage

Picnic blanket

Say goodbye to the garish printed wrapping paper. By using pieces of festive foliage collected on your walk, combined with recycled paper and natural cotton string gives a stylish yet environmentally friendly touch to your gifts.

Rustic wreath

Rustic wreath

If you’re feeling extra creative, you can bring Christmas to your door by making a rustic pinecone wreath. Simply Country Life has the instructions for making this stunning statement piece that will be sure to add the finishing touches to your home.  

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