When it comes to Christmas and home décor, I’m all about creating a natural feel. Glitter and flashing lights aren’t my thing, but I love using greenery, dried fruit and drippy beeswax candles to set the atmosphere in my home! To inspire you for the holidays, I want to share some of my favorite, natural décor items with you today!
Natural Items for Your Christmas Displays
In this post, I’m not going to tell you how to use these items in your home! I know you can figure it out on your own! So instead, I’m sharing these things to help spark your creative juices and get the ball rolling.
Whether you’re decorating the mantle, piano top, windowsills or are creating a table centerpiece, these items will contribute to the room’s atmosphere with their simple country charm. In my mind, there’s nothing prettier!
Item 1: Fresh Cut Greenery
This one is a no brainer, right? Greenery is a wonderful filler for displays and centerpieces. If you have evergreens growing around your home, it’s easy to get your hands on boughs! All you need is a basket, a pair of pruning shears and your outdoor winter boots!
And if you aren’t lucky enough to have this option? Take a drive into the mountains or visit your local garden center. Many places sell evergreen boughs prior to the holiday!
Item 2: Tree Cones
Tree cones make a beautiful addition to your Christmas bouquets, wreaths and displays. You can use them in a million different ways and they keep well year after year.
If you have coniferous trees or a forest nearby, you may be able to gather cones yourself. Pines grow the largest cones, while spruce and fir usually produce medium size. Hemlock is usually smaller yet, while cedar comes in last with very dainty, brown cones.
Can’t source them on your forest floor? You can easily purchase cones online or wherever you shop for craft supplies (get a 6 pk here on Amazon).
Item 3: Beeswax Candles
Beeswax candles are traditional, natural and will fill your home with a delightful, honey-like scent during the holidays!
Simple and elegant, tapered candles make a stunning addition to your displays and Christmas arrangements. Smaller beeswax candles can add a dainty touch and look beautiful displayed on a window sill or as part of a dining room table arrangement.
Item 4: Vintage Red Books
I have 3 red vintage books in my home décor stash and I use them all the time. You can display them upright on a black iron recipe book rack.
Or you can use them to add height to your arrangements by laying them on their sides with their gold binding facing outward. Use them as a base on which you place something Christmasy.
Item 5: Glass Mason Jars
It’s very simple to work mason jars into your displays! If possible, get your hands on some vintage jars with glass lids. Fill them with edibles (nuts, chocolate, candies) or go ornamental with greenery, red berries or dried slices of orange peel.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to filling and using jars in your Christmas décor!
Item 6: Woven Baskets
You knew this was coming, right? I love using baskets in my home for many different things. And nothing looks prettier than a basket filled with a Christmas arrangement of winter plants and greenery!
Much like glass jars, baskets also look lovely holding nuts and candies, Christmas teas and the like.
Item 7: Hymn Books and Music
Traditionally, Christmas has always been a time where special songs are sung (or listened to). So I like using sheet music or old hymnals in my Christmas décor.
You can frame your favorite carol behind glass. Or pull pages from a vintage songbook and roll them up, tying each one in place with a red bow and incorporate these into your displays.
I have an old red hymnal that I like to set up on a black, metal rack (something like this one). Opening it to the Christmas carol section reminds me to stop and enjoy a few of my favorite songs every so often.
Item 8: Use Words in Your Displays
I love incorporating words into my Christmas arrangements. They make your brain move beyond the decor, into something more meaningful.
Whether it’s a hand painted sign, a chalk board on display or embroidery in a hoop, words are a wonderful way to add a meaningful touch to your displays.
These Are My Favorites
These choices are all basic and simple. Because they aren’t blingy, they won’t demand attention or distract, but instead will subtly add Christmas charm to the home. Like they’re joining you in the celebration instead of having their own party!
I hope you gather some inspiration from my list of natural Christmas décor ideas! And if you have your own favorites, I’d love to see them in the comments below!