Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies.
For a nature lover or an avid crafter, these do-it-yourself Christmas ornaments will be sure to delight your family and friends this holiday season. Bring elements of the outdoors inside to create a festive look for your evergreen.
Hot glue acorns, pine cones, grass, seeds, and twigs together to form cute owls.
Orange Slice Ornaments
Thread dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and nuts onto string to create fragrant ornaments.
Spray Painted Leaf Ornaments
Spray paint dried leaves to create ornate decorations for the tree.
Save shells from a beach trip to create these unique ornaments. Wash the sand off and then attach loops of ribbon with a hot glue gun.
Use a wood burning kit to create detailed tree designs on log slices.
Nature-filled Glass Ornaments
Fill clear glass ornaments with things found outdoors, such as moss or mistletoe. You can also fill them with dried fruit like cranberries for a burst of color.
Tree Bark Ornaments
Hot glue pieces of bark together to create a star. Use a marker to trace inside a cookie cutter and then cut out your shape. Attach a loop of twine to complete your ornament.
Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on December 11, 2013:
carter06: I think the glass ornaments are my favorite, because you can put almost anything inside of them. Thanks for sharing!
younghopes: Thank you!
nattokinasehealth: My family uses a plastic tree, too, but I think real Christmas trees are so beautiful. Thanks for reading!
Andy James on December 11, 2013:
That is a lovely tree, a lot better than the plastic trimmed tree in most homes, including my own...i'm taking notes!
Shadaan Alam from India on December 10, 2013:
So pretty, i have never seen such ornaments before, voted up and shared
Mary from Cronulla NSW on December 10, 2013:
Oh wow Erin! I really love HubPages @ Xmas time because of hubs like this one..so many fab ideas..love those glass ornaments.. & the orange /cinnamon/ nut ones have got to be so enticing..gotta tweet/pin & share
Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on December 10, 2013:
poetryman6969: Thank you! Yes, I'm sure the sweet smells of orange slices and cinnamon would blend nicely with the Christmas tree smell.
poetryman6969 on December 10, 2013:
I like the notion of a Christmas tree ornament that smells good. Very cool