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3 Eco-Friendly DIY Ornaments For Christmas

If you’d like some inexpensive and easy DIY Christmas Ornaments, check out these Eco-Friendly ornaments. Most of the materials are foraged. However, you’ll love the sparkle and shine of the DIY Ornaments glitter.

In addition, the ornaments are sustainable and budget-friendly. Although they are cheap to make, you would never know because they look so festive on the Christmas Tree.

You can also get the kids together to create many different styles. Just be cautious about the hot glue. These finger protectors are such a good idea for everyone involved.

Painting Foraged Eco-friendly and sustainable Christmas tree ornaments.

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Pinterest Challenge

Today I’m joining my friend Cindy at County Road 407 for her monthly Pinterest Challenge. This month’s challenge is for Christmas Ornaments and there are so many creative ideas. All links are at the end of this post.

If you are joining me from Cindy at DIY Beautify, I know you loved her cute mitten garland.

DIY Ornament – Twig Christmas Tree Ornament

First, I decided to make a Christmas Tree DIY Ornament using foraged, eco-friendly twigs from my yard.

Begin by cutting the twigs with pruning shears of varying lengths. You can make the trees any size that you desire.

Gather two of the longest sticks of the same length to make the tree trunk. Attach them side by side with hot glue.

gather foraged twigs to make DIY Christmas Ornaments.

Next, add the tree branches by starting at the tree base and attaching twigs to the tree trunk with hot glue.

Use hot glue gun to attach twigs together for eco-friendly Christmas Ornaments
Use hot glue gun to attach twigs together

Continue up the tree trunk allowing the branches to become shorter as you move up.

Use Eco-Friendly Foraged Twigs to Make Christmas tree shaped ornaments that are sustainable Christmas Decor.

Once you have the tree complete, paint the entire tree with white chalk paint.

If you prefer a more rustic ornament, you can skip the paint.

Paint DIY Ornaments with white chalk paint.

DIY Ornaments Glitter

If you like a little sparkle and shine, you can add glitter to your ornaments.

To add glitter, paint the surface with Elmers Glue.

Lay the ornament, with the glue side up, on a protective surface and sprinkle glitter over the decoration.

DIY Christmas Ornaments Glitter

Finally, to finish your DIY Ornament, add a hanger and star to the top of the tree.

Run the metal wire through the hole in the star and use hot glue to attach the star to the top of the twig ornament.

Eco-Friendly Ornaments – Forage Twig Star

There are many different shapes you can make using foraged twigs. However, I decided to make eco-friendly star ornaments to go with the Christmas Tree Ornaments.

For this project, cut five twigs the exact same length.

Use hot glue to attach all the pieces until you have a star shape.

You can follow the exact instructions as the Christmas tree and paint the star with chalk paint if desired.

Add Elmer’s Glue over the top of the star and sprinkle with glitter to cover.

Allow your ornaments to dry, and attach a wire to the star as a hanger.

Dried Orange Eco-friendly DIY Ornaments

Lastly, dry oranges for eco-friendly DIY ornaments. I am using dried oranges throughout the house this holiday season.

Don’t miss How To Dry Fruit for Christmas Decorating for tips to help with these ornaments.

To make the dried orange ornament, use rustic wire and thread it through the metal star. The wire will easily push through the orange. Twist to form a hanger, and ta-da, you have a simple but lovely Christmas ornament.

String dried orange with rustic wire and rusty metal star for rustic Christmas Tree decor.

I made some orange ornaments plain, without the star. Both are a great way to create sustainable and budget-friendly Christmas Ornaments.

Eco-friendly Sustainable Dried Orange Christmas Tree Ornaments.

The combination of rustic and glitter adds to the woodland charm of this years tree.

Eco-friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments, Foraged, Sustainable Holiday Craft Projects for budget-friendly decor.

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The DIY ornaments glitter makes them really shine on the tree.

Eco-friendly DIY Christmas Ornaments, glitter, Foraged, Sustainable Holiday Craft Projects for woodland theme tree.

Materials for DIY Ornaments

See more about this year’s neutral tree in tomorrow’s post.

Eco-friendly DIY Ornaments, glitter, Foraged, Sustainable Holiday Craft Projects for budget-friendly decor.

I hope you enjoyed these easy DIY ornaments, and up next is Marty at A Stroll Thru Life with her thrifty DIY Ornaments.

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DIY Foraged and Eco-Friendly Sustainable Christmas Tree Ornaments that are easy to make.

Christy @ Our Southern Home

Saturday 10th of December 2022

Rachel, These are so pretty! You are so clever to use the twigs. We hope to enclose our screened porch and this would be perfect out there!


Sunday 11th of December 2022

Christy, I'm so glad you like them. thanks.


Thursday 1st of December 2022

Oh my goodness these are so creative and adorable! I love the rustic, primitive -farmhousey style, but they have a classic elegance too. Time to go pick up sticks!

So fun hopping with you again!


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Amber I'm so glad you like them. Thanks.


Monday 28th of November 2022

Just pinned this amazing post too, Rachel! I love this idea because anyone of any age and skill set can participate. Plus, the orange slices would be super cute as a gift tag too. Hugs, CoCo


Monday 28th of November 2022

Yes, That's such a great idea.


Sunday 27th of November 2022

Love these ornament ideas too!


Monday 28th of November 2022

I really appreciate this.


Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Rachel, what a great way to use you find in your yard. Super way to recycle and still add some pretty bling for Christmas ornaments. Happy Thanksgiving.


Monday 28th of November 2022

Carol, I'm glad you like this.