When you buy a fresh Christmas tree, you end up with some extras, from the wood slices from the trunk to the twigs and branches cut from the bottom.
These pieces can be used to create inexpensive, natural Christmas decorations for your home!
Snow Covered Pine Cones
While your Christmas tree won’t come with pine cones still attached, if you gather a few ahead of time, you can easily create these snowy pine cone ornaments to give your tree a natural look or incorporate into your holiday garland.
Photo from Ella Claire.
- Fake snow
- Paper plates
Wood Photo Transfer Ornaments
Family pictures are the perfect way to personalize your Christmas tree. With photo transfers, you can create your own ornaments which look professional.
Photo from The Homesteady.
- Wood slices
- Matte Gel Medium
- Mod Podge
- Images printed on a laser printer
- Foam brushes
Scrap Ribbon Christmas Tree
This project lets you use up those old ribbon remnants. For a realistic look, you can use mostly green ribbon, but you're also free to get creative with other color combinations.
Photo from Fireflies & Mud Pies.
- Pine twigs (6" in length)
- Hot glue
Pine Spray Glass Ornaments
These ornaments are beautiful and elegant, but so simple and easy to make.
Photo from The Thrifty Crafter.
- Glass or plastic clear ornaments
- Tree trimmings
- Long tweezers
Twiggy Christmas Trees
You can make these ornaments natural and earthy or colorful and funky. They require a bit more carpentry than the other projects, but once everything is cut and ready to go, you can bring in the whole family to help paint and assemble.
Photo from Michele Made Me.
- Pine twigs of various sizes
- Acrylic paints
- Drill with small bit
- Large needle