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Learn how to make beautiful DIY natural Christmas decorations

Craft your own natural Christmas decorations for your home and table with these easy tutorials and ideas

Natural Christmas table decorations

When you’re stressed out by shopping, wrung out from wrapping and completely carolled out, taking the time to be creative is probably quite far down your to-do list. But, throughout history, crafting has played a key part in our festive preparations – and brought a sense of calm among all the busyness and bustle.


Whether it’s the wonky felt baubles from our childhoods or  altogether more grown-up projects, a moment of mindfulness can be found in every creation.

Not ones to let tradition slide, this Christmas we’re bringing nature to the table by embracing the slow process of natural dyeing, turning our hands to herb napkin rings and adding a little luxury with some gold foiling.

Plus we’ve put together some ideas to show you how to make Christmas decorations from natural materials.

9 DIY natural Christmas decorations

How to make a golden pear place setting

This sparkling pear is covered in edible gold leaf! You’ll be able to eat the pear when you’ve finished using it as a decorative place setting.

DIY Christmas wreath
The Flower Appreciation Society

Make use of winter greenery to create this stunning homemade Christmas wreath designed by the Flower Appreciation society.

Natural dyed napkins
Olivia Watkins and Becki Clark


Save up your avocado stones and skins to make these napkins coloured using natural dyes.

Scandinavian evergreen table wreath

Give your table some Scandinavian style by making a Lucia table wreath. It’s traditionally displayed on Lucia Day on 13th December.

How to make a herb napkin ring step 2

Add a simple natural touch to your Christmas table by making your own herb napkin rings. We’ve used sage here, but rosemary also works well.

Winter wreath

If you prefer a more rustic Christmas wreath, try making this winter wreath designed by Becki Clark.

Paint-dipped pine cones

Make your home look like a winter forest with these frost pinecone garlands.

Advent calendar tags

Enjoy a stress-free December by crafting your own mindful advent calendar, which includes calming prompts for every day.

Stick snowflake decorations
BBC Countryfile Magazine/Becki Clark

Gather up some twigs on your next country walk to make these DIY natural Christmas decorations.


About In The Moment Magazine

This article was first published in In The Moment Magazine issue 19. Unfortunately In The Moment Magazine is no longer available in print, but In The Moment Magazine back issues are available on Readly.