Decorating your Christmas tree will be more fun this year by including some rustic ornaments in it, especially when you can make it yourself. Rustic style is a timeless concept that can work well with any other house design or concept, so bringing some rustic feeling to your Christmas tree decor is not a bad idea. Instead, with a mix of your creativity, you can impress your guest the true meaning of rustic theme.
If you’re interested in this DIY project, you can follow these 5 easy-to-make rustic ornaments for your Christmas tree. All of them require supplies that you can easily find and will not take you much money.
1. Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament
Cinnamon stick tree ornaments are very simple to make, but the finished look will please you. All you need to do is tie cinnamon sticks with colorful ribbon, then trim the edges to create a triangle shape that resembles a Christmas tree. Don’t forget to add string on top so you can hang them on your Christmas tree—it’s trees within a tree. Fun!
The natural color and texture of cinnamon sticks really bring up the rustic style to this Crhistmas tree.
Add button to give more accent. A cinnamon stick tree is not only beautiful but also has a nice scent.
Instead of ribbon, you can use scrap fabrics in various colors and patterns.
2. Mini Yarn Hat Ornament
For this project, you will repurpose yarn scrap and toilet paper roll. This looks a little complicated to make, but it’s not. First, create paper rings using toilet paper roll. Weave colorful yarn scraps around each ring, then gather the end and tie with a thread to form the pom pom part. To finish, trim the yarn to make a perfect round and fluffy pom pom.
Use different color of yarns to create pattern and a more festive looking Christmas tree.
Colorful mini yarn hat ornaments will look stunning on a white Christmas tree.
If you know how to knit, you can add your mini knitted hat ornaments to the decoration.
3. Jinggle Bells
Jingle bells are your must have ornaments for Christmas decoration. However, you need to upgrade the appearance of jingle bells so the don’t look boring on your Christmas tree. There are various ways you can do about that, such as adding some embellishment or create an arrangement of different colors and sizes of jingle bells.
If you have old rusty jingle bells, that will be perfect for this theme.
A rustic white jingle bell with pinecones and snowflake accent will make your Christmas tree look more lively.
You can use rustic jingle bells as an accent of other decorative item to enhance the rustic theme of the Christmas tree decoration.
4. Gingerbread Man Ornament
You have two options for this: hang literal gingerbread cookies so you can also enjoy their nice scent, or create them using other materials such as paper or felt.
Making a gingerbread man ornament can be a fun activity to do with your kids too.
You can add bow and buttons to the gingerbread man so it has more character.
Be creative and go playful with the design, if you want. Christmas should be full of joy and fun.
5. Pinecone Bows
Using only pinecones and ribbons, you can already make a wonderful rustic ornaments. Simply attach bow on a pinecone then hang it on your Christmas tree using twine rope. You can use natural pinecones or purchase scented pinecones instead.
A rustic ornaments can look elegant too. A pinecone and a beige satin bow are a perfect match.
You can use burlap to make the bow. It will show more texture that emphasizes the rustic feeling of the decoration.
Bow is like the icing on the cake, your Christmas tree decoration will be more beautiful and attractive.