There is something so magical and wonderful about decorating for Christmas!
A home always feels so cozy when the pine boughs are draped over the stair rail, the Christmas tree is up in front of the living room window decorated with everyone’s favorite handmade ornaments, and the glow of the lights is making everything merry and bright!
A favorite Christmas décor is the beautiful rustic look using lots of natural elements and making many of the decorations and ornaments yourselves.
This makes for a wonderful way to spend the day together as a family making ornaments and decorating your home.
Rustic Christmas Ornaments
Making rustic Christmas ornaments is always a favorite way to spend time together around the holidays.
One favorite ornament to make that is very versatile is to use discs cut from a tree branch that is a few inches in diameter.
Drill a small hole near one edge and string a ribbon through the hole. Tie a knot or bow in the ribbon for an easy way to hang your ornament with no hook needed once it is decorated.
Decorations for your wooden discs can be anything you like! A woodburning tool is a great way to make pictures, designs or write words on your ornaments.
If you don’t have a woodburning tool, paint or even a marker can also be used to decorate your ornaments and the possibilities for designs are only limited by your imagination!
A wooden disc can also make a simple yet beautiful rustic candle plate! Write one letter per wooden disc and hang the discs of wood from a doorway, railing or mantle to spell out a favorite Christmas saying or phrase.
1. Acorn Cap Ornament
2. Candy Cane Ornaments
via Sweet Miss Daisy
3. Cardboard Music Star Ornament
4. Clothespin Snowflake Ornament
via Stephanie Lynn
5. Cornucopia Christmas Ornament
6. DIY Fabric Ornament
via Shanty 2 Chic
7. Etched Snowflake Ornament
via Design Mom
8. Glitter Twine Ball Ornament
via Thinking Closet
9. Jute Ornaments
via Diva Of DIY
10. Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
11. Mini Woodland Wreath Ornament
via Thrifty And Chic
13. Pinecone Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament
via Make It Love It
14. Plaid Twig Snowflake Ornament
via Pottery Barn
15. Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament
16. Rustic Chalkboard Art Ornaments
17. Rustic Christmas Balls
18. Rustic Flannel Star Ornament
via Artzy Creations
19. Snowy Pinecone Ornament
20. Stamped Burlap Ornaments
via Bliss Bloom
21. Star Wire Ornaments
via Alyssa And Carla
22. Twig Snowflake Ornament
via U Create Crafts
23. Twine Wreath Ornaments
Rustic Christmas Tree Decorations
Rustic Christmas tree decorations are an essential part of the rustic décor as the tree is the focal point.
Using an antique galvanized tub or old antique suitcase or box is a beautiful idea for your rustic tree.
Burlap strips cascading down the tree gives the entire tree that rustic country feel. Wooden ornaments and strings of wooden beads are also a fantastic rustic touch.
24. DIY Rustic Christmas Tree
25. Easy Rustic Christmas Tree
via Crazy Craft Lady
26. Old Pallet Christmas Tree
27. Rustic Christmas Tree Decor
via Make It Love It
28. Rustic Decorated Christmas Tree
via Lilypad Cottage
29. Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree
via Her Tool Belt
30. Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
31. Christmas Village Tree
Rustic Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Outdoor rustic Christmas décor is also beautiful and fun to make. A few outdoor rustic Christmas decorating ideas include painting on weathered wood, making Christmas trees or stars from old looking wood, and using antique sleds or snow shovels for decoration.
Pine boughs and lights are perfect for porch railings as well and are so easy to do. Twine or burlap bows or swags are the perfect rustic addition to the railings and are inexpensive to buy.
Make a Christmas star using five weathered boards and a few nails for the center piece of your outdoor decorations. Leave the star natural or add paint and maybe glitter.
Your star can either be hung prominently or propped up in a corner or against the house and will be beautiful all season long, no matter what the weather.
A Christmas tree made from weathered wood is also a beautiful and easy rustic decoration to make. You can then decorate your wooden tree by draping burlap, ribbon or even Christmas fabric and lights.
Be sure to use items that will hold up well outside. Prop an old wooden sled on your porch and your outdoor rustic Christmas décor is complete!
Now your porch is a great place for family Christmas photos in addition to looking like you are ready for a county Christmas to remember.
32. Burlap Christmas Wreath Tutorial
33. Burlap Pinecone Hanging Decoration
34. Christmas Reindeer From Logs
via Designer Trapped
35. DIY Burlap Wreath
36. Easy DIY Pinecone Wreath
37. Galvanized Christmas Basket
via The Polo House
38. Joy Door Christmas Decor
39. Little House Christmas Wreath
via Life Is A Party
40. Mason Jar Lid Ornament Christmas Wreath
41. Mason Jar Light For Christmas
43. Rustic Burlap Christmas Wreath
44. Rustic Front Porch Decor
via Ribbons And Glue
Rustic Christmas Table Decorations
A Christmas table decoration is a must and decorating with rustic Christmas décor is a simple and inexpensive choice.
A table runner can be made from any Christmas fabric or burlap. If your table is round, you can either drape a rectangular piece of your chosen fabric across the table or cut a round piece to either cover the entire table or act as a center mat.
A few small logs cut in varying lengths and tied together with twine can be used as a candle holder or just by itself for a nice centerpiece. Place some pine branches and pine cones around the base.
Another great rustic table decorating idea is to use a small galvanized tub or wooden bowl in the center or your table and fill it with handmade rustic ornaments, pine cones or pine branches and candles.
Make place mats with the same fabric as your table runner or use a different fabric or burlap. A sprig of holly with red berries on each plate adds some color and makes a perfect accent. Use twine to tie each napkin and set one next to each plate.
45. Burlap Evergreen Candle Christmas Decor
46. DIY Pallet Wood Centerpiece Box
via Night Owl
47. Holiday Table Centerpiece
via Jenna Burger
48. Pinecone Branch Vase Centerpiece
49. Pinecone Vase Centerpiece
50. Rustic Wooden Tiered Stand
DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations
DIY Rustic Christmas decorations often involve the use of many different elements from nature. Pine branches, rough or weathered wood, pine cones, sticks, and acorns are all great things to use when making your own rustic Christmas ornaments and decorations.
The internet is absolutely bursting with suggestions and ideas for how to make your home look amazing at Christmas using these gifts from nature.
Gather your materials from your very own yard and get started! Pine cones make the perfect base for many rustic ornaments.
Whether you paint them to make them look snow-covered, or simply tie a ribbon or some twine into a bow around them, they will add rustic charm to any Christmas décor.
Mistletoe is a perfect touch to any Christmas décor and is a super easy DIY craft. All you need is some mistletoe and ribbon or twine. Tie the ribbon or twine around the base of the mistletoe sprig and hang in any doorway.
Add pine branches if you want your hanging decoration to be a little bigger. In addition to being beautiful and rustic, you might get a Christmas kiss from your sweetheart!
51. Burlap Candy Cane
52. Burlap Christmas Stars
via Coach Decor
53. DIY Rustic Wood Candle Holders
via Marty’S Musings
54. DIY Wood Clock Christmas Advent Calendar
via Thrifty And Chic
55. Holiday Shapes Led Lights
via Burke Decor
56. Lanterns From Scrap Wood
via Diva Of DIY
57. Pinecone Garland
58. Pretty Burlap Garland Tutorial
via Simply Notable
59. Rustic Stocking Holder
via Honey Bear Lane
60. Small Wooden Christmas Trees
via Unfinished Wood
61. Wine Bottle Candle Centerpiece
62. Wood Crate Turned Faux Planter
63. Wood Star Marquee Tree Topper
Rustic Christmas Mantel Decorations
For a rustic Christmas mantle over your fireplace, drape a pine bough along the length of the mantle or place a few pine branches anywhere you choose.
A basket of pinecones is a beautiful centerpiece and can easily be made to look like they are covered in snow by dabbing a bit of white paint on the ends of each pine cone petal.
A string of white lights will create a Christmassy sparkle and a big bow (black and red checked would be beautiful) makes the perfect accent.
Red candles in different sizes are a welcome addition to this mantle! You can also hang your handmade ornaments from the mantle using twine. Now you have a rustic Christmas mantle and it did not cost a fortune.
64. Christmas Ladder Decor
via Craft Berry Bush
65. Christmas Mantel With Sign
via The Kim Six Fix
66. Cozy & Rustic Christmas Mantel
67. Farmhouse Christmas Mantel Decor
68. Nature-Inspired Christmas Mantel
69. No-Sew Joy Banner
via Stone Gable
71. Reindeer Christmas Mantel
via Brandi Sawyer
72. Rustic Christmas Mantel
73. Rustic Glam Mantel
74. Rustic Mantel Christmas Decor
75. Rustic Sign Christmas Mantel
76. Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantel
via Cherished Bliss
77. Snowy Woodland Christmas Mantel
78. Vintage Christmas Mantel
79. White Rustic Christmas Mantel
Rustic Christmas Crafts
An easy rustic Christmas craft that is even easy and fun for young children is to use pine cones and paint them green like a Christmas tree, dab the edges of the petals with white paint to look like snow, and glue small items like beads, bells, and berries to some of the petals.
Tie a ribbon or twine around the bottom if you want to set your mini tree on a table or mantle, or tie twine or ribbon to the top so the mini tree can be hung.
Make mini trees from pine cones in varying sizes to create a beautiful Christmas scene. These are a terrific activity to do with young children that you will cherish for years to come.
80. DIY Burlap Christmas Stockings
via My Love Of Style
81. DIY No Sew Burlap Christmas Skirt
via Thinking Closet
82. Lighted Burlap Garland
83. Log Snowmen Decorations For Christmas
via Crafty Morning
84. Deer Head String Art
85. Rustic Stick Candle
86. Snowy Mason Jar
via Deco Art
87. Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars
via Crafts By Amanda
88. Wood Blocks Snowmen
Rustic Christmas Wall Art & Signs
Rustic Christmas wall art and signs are easy to make.
Painting Christmas sayings (Joy to the world, Ho Ho Ho, Santa stop here!) on rustic weathered boards and placing them on your porch, propping them in a corner or hanging them on the wall makes for beautiful rustic decorations.
Tie some twine or a ribbon around the board for an added touch.
89. DIY Winter Woodland Sign
90. Joy Holiday Sign Christmas Wall Art
via Ana White
91. Joy Rustic Christmas Sign
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92. DIY Rustic Light-Up Christmas Sign
93. Red Rustic Christmas Star
94. White Chalk Paint Rustic Christmas Sign
Rustic Christmas décor is easy to make using things you can find in your own yard, is inexpensive to decorate with no matter how much decorating you do and can easily be discarded and made again the next year if you don’t have a lot of room to store your Christmas decorations year-round.