Bring the outside in this season with natural holiday decorations for your home.
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I’m really getting into decorating my home for the autumn season this year.
Even though it’s my favorite time of year, I’ve gotten a little lazy in changing up my decor. My excuse has been how crazy this time of year is, with a new school routine, a few family birthdays… the list goes on.
But, this year, I’ve been really inspired! Most of my motivation has come from my 4-year-old, who has been asking for more decorations to celebrate the changing seasons.
A lot of my additions have been DIY, and also I’ve been really excited to save some money on decorations while trying to keep an eco-friendly mindset.
With that thought in mind, I’ve made a list of natural elements to add to your fall and winter decorations.
Dried seed pods
Sprigs of holly
Star anise pods
Some advice about bringing natural holiday decorations into your home –
Avoid taking sticks, bark and leaves from live trees. Look for items that have already fallen on the ground.
Keep in mind that you may need to prepare some things for use in your home. Check out this post from Make & Do Crew about cleaning pine cones. They are the perfect little homes for all kinds of bugs that you probably don’t want moving into your house!
I also thought this video from Amejane Time had some great tips on taking elements from the outside responsibly.
Once you’ve gathered your flowers, pinecones, or whatever you’re using in your decor, the ideas are limitless for how to use them.
Natural holiday decorations can be added to your existing decor or used all on their own.
Maybe scatter some along a runner for an easy tabletop display.
Or, fill a basket to overflowing for a modern-day cornucopia.
I’ve finally have gotten a tiered tray to use in a large window sill and some pinecones and seed pods fill it perfectly. That’s part of my window display in the photo above!
What are other natural items you use in your holiday decorating?
4 thoughts on “Natural Holiday Decorations”
I love the idea of using things we find in nature for decorations. We use extra limbs from our Christmas tree to decorate around our house. I think I’m going to use some of your ideas too.
Yes, bare branches can make great decor. I’ve had jars of them on shelves!
I love this so much! I never thought to use any of these things as holiday decorations but I’m obsessed! Totally doing this next month 🙂
Thanks, Jenna. So glad you’ve stopped by!