Natural Christmas Decorations

Natural Christmas Decorations
Decorating for the holidays is a time-honored tradition for many people. For some decorating means going to the store and spending a significant amount of money on ornaments, lights, and other items to decorate their homes and trim their trees. However, there are many natural Christmas decorations that can be used instead. Here are some creative ideas for natural Christmas decorations.

Decorate With Nature

Look no further than your backyard to find decor items such as pine cones and fresh pine garland. These items can be used to decorate a mantle or to create a centerpiece. You can also make a pine cone wreath using wire that’s been formed into the shape of a wreath and using a hot glue gun to attach the pine cones.

Scent the Home Naturally

So many natural fragrances will give your home a festive aroma. One of the easiest ways to naturally scent the home is to place spices and other ingredients such as cinnamon and vanilla on the stove and allow it to simmer. The fragrant steam will feel your home with the smell of Christmas. Another idea is to place cloves in the rind of an orange to create a Pomander Ball.

Burn Toxin-Free Candles

Christmas decorations that incorporate candles is common but the soot created by burning candles may be harmful to your health. This Christmas season you might want to explore candles made of soy and beeswax which are toxin free. These candles will be a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor and like regular candles, toxin-free candles also come in wonderful scents.

Create Natural Garlands

Garland is used in many different ways including decorating banisters, trees, and mantles. Popcorn, cranberries and tree limbs can all be used as garland. To make popcorn or cranberry garland simple thread a needle and place the popcorn or cranberries on the thread. Make the string as long or as short as you want. This is a fun project for kids.

Obviously decorating for Christmas can be a fun and inexpensive endeavor that can be done with natural products. You don’t have to spend exorbitant amounts of money on unnatural decorations, instead, you can take a trip outside or your local farmers market and get items that you will need to decorate. With help from the aforementioned tips, you can have a beautifully decorated home using natural items.

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