When it comes to decorating my home for the holidays, I’ve never been drawn to “flashy” options. Glitter, blinking lights and tinsel just aren’t my thing. However, you will find me using jute twine and ribbon, homemade ornaments and soft, white lights. You too? Then allow me to show you 3 rustic Christmas tree ornaments you can make at home on your own time!
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Decorative Hanging Twine Globe
One of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments is the sticky-to-make, hanging twine globe! They’re messy to create, but if you enjoy the rustic Christmas tree look, it’s worth the mess!
If you’re a country girl who likes a leetle shimmer, you can roll the balls in glitter while the glue is still wet. They’ll dry with a bit of sparkle!
Artistic Wood-Burned Circles
Nothing speaks old fashioned like turning something common and ordinary into something simple and beautiful! Burning words or images onto thin circles of wood is a wonderful way to add rustic charm to your tree.
Please don’t try doing this with a hot piece of metal! You can get a simple, electric wood-burning kit here at a very reasonable price.
If you have access to trees that are 2-3 inches in diameter and also have a chop/mitre saw, you can create 1/4 thick slices of wood yourself. For those of us who don’t have this option, 3 inch wood circles can be purchased online for very cheap.
You’ll also need some string and a drill for creating holes. This tutorial from lauraradniecki.com will walk you through the process, step by step!
Fruit and Nut Pendants
These rustic pendants are created by stringing a variety of nuts and dried fruits on a piece of good, old fashioned jute twine! Cinnamon sticks are a wonderful addition.
Because they’re so tough, you’ll have to drill holes through the nuts and cinnamon sticks. Place the items on an old board and, using a small drill bit, create holes in each one. And then? Knot the end of the jute twine and start stringing items in whatever order suits your fancy.
Ready to Dive In?
These are some of my favorites when it comes to rustic Christmas tree ornaments you can make at home. But that’s just me! If you’ve got something good up your sleeve, send it my way, but without the glitter!