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DIY Rustic Christmas Ornaments
While we wait for construction to begin on our log home, I've decided to go begin preparing for my dream Christmas tree. In years past, my trees have always been a mixed bag of kiddie-crafted and generic department store ornaments, but I'm starting something new in our new home by introducing a rustic theme.
The following are 25 rustic Christmas tree ornaments I found in my search for ideas that are easy to make and easy on your budget as well.
1. Mason Jar Lid Wreaths
If you're a regular crafter, chances are you have all you need to make these adorable ornaments just lying around the house: rope, hot glue, mason jar lid bands, and scrap ribbon.
2. Cinnamon Stick Tree
There's another tutorial that uses plain old twigs. It's super cute, but I love how the cinnamon sticks in this tutorial help fill the house with a light cinnamon scent. Just hot glue two cinnamon sticks together, adorn with ribbon, add a hanger loop, and you're ready to decorate.
3. Glitter Bulb Ornament
With a bulb ornament found at any craft store, some floor wax, glitter, and hot glue, you've got a gorgeous new ornament for your tree.
4. Mini Knit Hat
These mini knit hat ornaments are just too adorable when they're hanging on your tree! All you need is a few empty toilet paper rolls, some yarn, and the simple instructions at Left on Peninsula Road.
5. Jingle Bell
Another simple yet beautiful addition to your Christmas tree is these jingle bells ornaments. They are super easy to make and require only jingle bells (in a rustic color) and ribbon. Loop the ribbon through the loop atop the bell. Tie a knot in the ribbon and hang.
6. Let It Snow Bucket
Tiny buckets filled with cotton balls, stenciled with the words "Let It Snow!" What's not to love?!
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7. Gingerbread Man
I love the rustic look homemade gingerbread man ornaments add to my tree. The instructions for making the gingerbread men are available at Where Your Treasure Is.
8. Pine Cone Bow
Got pine cones? Got ribbon? Good, you're prepared to make this sophisticated rustic pine cone ornament.
Using free printables and the instructions, you can easily create these unique and classy additions to your tree. (Am I the only one who thinks this would be great as a garland too?)
10. Clothespin Snowflakes
These super easy wooden clothespin snowflake ornaments are so eye-catching and rustic. While the "instructions" at Rindy Mae's aren't your usual step-by-step, they do offer a detailed photo tutorial with a beautiful story. I know I'll certainly be thinking of this story when I set about making my own.
11. Country Stars
Cardboard, fabric, and glue are all you need to make these stunning country star ornaments.
12. Burlap Wrapped Gift
While The Casual Craftlete used a small box, I will be upcycling wooden toy blocks that I will paint.
13. Paper Pine Cone
DIY Inspired worked hard at finding the perfect sizes for her tutorial on the paper pine cone ornament, and the results are fabulous. All you need is a piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, scissors, hot glue, and fishing line or ribbon for a hanger. The easy-to-follow instructions with a picture tutorial can be found by clicking the source link on the photo above.
14. Paper Roll Poinsettia
I can't believe I haven't thought of this before! I absolutely love these toilet paper or paper towel roll poinsettia ornaments. The only things I plan to do differently are to paint the rolls red and use green or white buttons in the center.
15. Quilt Fabric Star
I love quilts and anything with a quilt pattern, so I'm quite excited about these quilt fabric stars. All you need to make these are a foam circle, fabric, and push pins.
16. Cinnamon Apple Ornaments
These nifty little ornaments serve a dual purpose: rustic decoration for your tree and fragrance. With cinnamon and applesauce as the main ingredients, your tree will be gorgeous and your home smelling of the holidays.
17. Ribbon Christmas Tree
These ribbon Christmas tree ornaments by Be A Fun Mum are so adorable! Just choose rustic colors for ribbons and beads, if desired.
18. Twig Stars
Twigs, raffia, and hot glue are all you need to make these very simple twig star ornaments. They're simple enough that you can do this as a project with the kids.
19. Fabric Angels
These adorable angel ornaments are so precious and perfect for a rustic theme Christmas tree. The best part, however, is the ease of this project.
20. String Ball
Fill a balloon with air to your desired ornament size. Wrap with string, then cover with a thick layer of glue. Allow it to dry for a few hours, then pop the balloon and remove it. Add fishing line or ribbon as a hanger and add it to your tree.
21. Popsicle Sled
Another great DIY ornament you can do with the kids is the Popsicle sled. So easy to make, and once they're complete, the decorating possibilities are unlimited.
22. Wire Star
After a setting up your template, you can make decorative wire stars to add a little rustic flair to your tree.
Everything has a monogram on it these days, so why not your Christmas tree? The simple monogram ornament instructions at A Homemade Living will create a beautiful addition to your tree.
24. Tealight Snowmen
Just add a rustic colored ribbon as the scarf to make these snowmen tealights an adorable addition to your ornament collection.
25. Wired Ribbon Angel
These wired ribbon angel ornaments add a sophisticated flair to your rustic Christmas tree. Cool2Craft has video instructions on YouTube.
© 2016 Kim Bryan
Ssylvia on December 11, 2019:
Love these ideas how do i get the directions to make them
Dawn on December 01, 2019:
Love these ideas. Thank you for sharing.