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If you are a DIY dreamer we’ve compiled 50 of the best rustic DIY options for your holiday decor.
50 Rustic Christmas Decorations
Decorate this holiday season with all kinds of Christmas tree decorations using DIY instructions or your own imagination!
Between indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations there is a rustic look to make any home feel like a winter wonderland.
1. Christmas Door Wreaths
Add rustic charm to your door with a DIY burlap and twine wreath adorned with pine cones, berries, and holiday greenery.
Using rustic Christmas wreaths or a burlap Christmas wreath throughout your home is a simple way to incorporate the rustic theme into your holiday decor.
2. DIY Paper Christmas Tree
Create a rustic paper Christmas tree with scrapbook paper and twine.
Top it off with rustic ornaments for added charm. Make a mini tree and some big ones to scatter around your whole house.
This is the perfect addition to any rustic Christmas decoration ideas.
3. Pallet Wood Christmas Trees
Use rustic pallet wood to create rustic Christmas trees, perfect for your mantel or as a holiday centerpiece at Christmas dinner.
When you use rustic materials, like pallet wood, in your holiday decorations you add a natural charm to any room.
You can also use small logs or scrap wood to create rustic Christmas trees in various sizes.
4. DIY Wall Christmas Advent Calendar
Count down the days until Christmas with a rustic, DIY advent calendar made with rustic wood and jute twine.
Rustic decorations like this are a great way to make it fun and exciting for the whole family.
A better way to count down the days until Christmas than a traditional calendar, this rustic DIY adds charm to any room.
5. Pine Cone Garlands
Create rustic garlands with pine cones and rustic twine to hang on your mantel or along your banister.
Simply string the pine cones onto twine and add rustic embellishments, such as berries or rustic bells.
There’s no better way to add some rustic elements than by adding this decoration to your dining table or living room!
6. Jingle Bell Ornaments
To make rustic jingle bell ornaments, tie jute twine onto rustic bells and hang them on your Christmas tree or in a rustic holiday centerpiece.
Hang these fragile ornaments on a holy night to add some charm to your holiday decor.
7. Rustic Wood Slice Ornaments
Using wood slices, rustic twine, and rustic embellishments, create rustic wood slice ornaments for your Christmas tree.
8. DIY Glittery Pine Cones
Add some sparkle to your rustic decor with glittery pine cones.
Simply spray paint pine cones with glitter spray paint and allow to dry before displaying in a rustic holiday centerpiece or wreath.
9. Lighted Burlap Garland
Create a rustic ambiance with a lighted burlap garland.
Simply string lights onto burlap ribbon and hang them on your mantel or along the banister for a rustic, warm holiday glow.
10. Burlap Stockings
Burlap stockings add rustic charm to your fireplace mantel. Personalize them with rustic embellishments, such as jute twine and rustic buttons.
Your best bet is to buy a plain burlap stocking and add your own rustic touches.
If you have little time this holiday season, purchase rustic stockings from a store and add your own rustic embellishments for added customization.
11. Reindeer Head String Art
Create rustic reindeer head string art using rustic wood boards, jute twine, and rustic embellishments. Hang them on your wall for rustic holiday decor.
A Christmas reindeer is an easy project that requires no extra cost except your time and dedication.
12. Wooden Patchwork Stars
To make rustic wooden patchwork stars, cut wood boards into triangle shapes and paint them with rustic colors, such as red, green, and brown.
Arrange them into a rustic star shape and hang on your wall or use as a rustic holiday centerpiece.
Make your wooden star into different sizes and different colors to create a rustic patchwork effect.
13. Pine Cone Christmas Trees
When stacked and embellished with rustic accents, pine cones make for rustic Christmas trees.
Place them on your mantel or use them as rustic holiday table centerpieces.
You can use natural materials such as berries, twigs, and pine needles to add more of a rustic feel to your pine cone trees.
14. Star Tree Topper
A star tree topper adds rustic charm to your Christmas tree. Create one using rustic twine and rustic embellishments, such as berries and pine cones.
This traditional Christmas decor is a great way to bring the family together and get into the holiday spirit.
15. Reindeer Sign
Create rustic holiday cheer with a DIY reindeer sign made from rustic wood and jute twine.
Personalize it with rustic embellishments and hang it on your front door or in your entryway.
A rustic wood sign is one of the more popular Christmas decorating ideas.
For a vintage look, you can add a wood stain to your sign before adding the jute twine and embellishments.
This decor will last for many holiday seasons to come.
16. Christmas Stockings
Making rustic Christmas stockings is easy with burlap fabric and rustic embellishments, such as jute twine and rustic buttons.
Personalize them with your family’s names for added charm.
You can use burlap ribbons to hang your stockings on the mantel or in a rustic holiday display.
17. Felt Ball Christmas Wreath
When creating rustic decor, don’t forget about felt balls! Use rustic-colored felt balls to create a rustic Christmas wreath for your front door.
You can pick your own color scheme and how you want to make it!
18. DIY Joy Sign Outdoor
Take a piece of rustic wood and paint “JOY” onto it in rustic colors, such as red and green.
Hang it on your front door or entryway to add rustic holiday cheer to the outside of your home.
Rustic Christmas decor ideas like this are sure to be a hit every Christmas season.
19. DIY Twine Christmas Tree
To use twine in rustic holiday decor, create a rustic twine Christmas tree.
Simply hot glue twine onto an entire board of wood in the shape of a tree and hang it on your wall for rustic holiday cheer.
20. Dried Orange Ornaments
Add rustic charm to your Christmas tree with dried orange ornaments.
Simply slice oranges and let the orange slices dry before stringing them onto rustic twine and hanging them on the tree.
They add a lovely, rustic scent to your holiday decor as well.
For a rustic Christmas vibe add string of cranberries or cinnamon sticks to your tree for added charm.
21. Leather Ornaments
Add rustic texture to your Christmas tree with leather ornaments.
Cut leather into rustic shapes, such as trees and snowflakes, and hang them on the tree for rustic holiday cheer.
22. Rustic Window Pane Display
Create a rustic window pane display using rustic wood and twine.
Hang rustic ornaments, such as pine cones and felt balls, from the twine for added rustic charm. Put it on your wall or use it as a rustic holiday centerpiece.
23. Rustic Burlap Wreath
Create a rustic burlap wreath for your front door using rustic colored burlap and rustic embellishments, such as jute twine and rustic buttons.
Add to your back door or front porch door.
24. DIY Crocheted Ornaments
When crocheting rustic Christmas ornaments, use rustic colored yarn and rustic embellishments, such as jute twine.
Personalize them with rustic buttons for added charm. This will look great on any rustic Christmas tree.
25. Buffalo Plaid Trees
Buffalo plaid adds rustic charm to any holiday decor. Use buffalo plaid fabric to create rustic Christmas trees for your mantel or tabletop display.
To do this, simply cut the fabric into tree shapes and hot glue them onto rustic wood for added rustic texture.
26. Rustic Wood Candle Holders
Create rustic wood candle holders using rustic wood slices and rustic twine.
Simply hot glue the twine onto the wood slice in a spiral pattern, then place a tea light candle inside for a rustic holiday ambiance.
You might have to drill holes to create a space for the candles to sit. This makes for a great table decoration.
27. Rejoice Wood Pallet Sign
To add some rustic cheer to your holiday decor with a DIY wood pallet sign paint “REJOICE” onto the wood.
Decorate how you want and hang it on your wall or front door for rustic holiday charm.
You can use natural elements, such as cranberries and pine cones, to decorate the wood pallet for added rustic charm.
28. Snow Globe Jars
This fun DIY rustic holiday decor idea uses mason jars and decorations. Simply hot glue rustic embellishments, such as pine cones and rustic buttons, onto the jar lid.
Fill the jar with faux snow and place a rustic figurine inside for a rustic winter wonderland feel.
29. Wooden Christmas Tree Tiered Shelf
Display all your favorite Christmas items using rustic wood slices and rustic embellishments.
Arrange them in the shape of a Christmas tree for added rustic charm and decorate how you like!
30. Lighted Pinecone Branch Centerpiece
This rustic centerpiece combines pinecones, rustic twine, and battery-operated lights for rustic holiday cheer.
Simply hot glue the pinecones onto a branch and wrap rustic twine around it. Hang battery-operated Christmas lights from the twine for added ambiance.
The perfect rustic addition to any holiday table.
31. Wooden Snowman Ornament
Add rustic charm to your tree with this DIY wooden snowman ornament.
Simply paint a rustic wood slice with a snowman face and decorate with a rustic twine for the scarf and buttons. Hang it on your tree for rustic winter cheer.
32. Wooden Snowflake Blocks
The rustic wooden snowflake blocks make for a charming rustic holiday decoration.
Simply cut rustic wood into different-sized squares and hot glue rustic twine onto them in the shape of a snowflake.
Arrange them on your mantel or tabletop for rustic winter charm.
33. Yarn Tassel Tree
When you use rustic-colored yarn and rustic twine, this DIY yarn tassel tree adds rustic charm to your holiday decor.
Simply wrap rustic-colored yarn around a piece of rustic twine in the shape of a triangle and tie off with more rustic twine for the perfect rustic holiday decoration.
34. DIY Christmas Gnomes
These rustic DIY Christmas gnomes add charm to any holiday decor.
Use rustic colored felt and rustic twine to create the hat and hot glue rustic embellishments, such as pine cones and rustic buttons, onto the body for added rustic charm.
35. Snowy Pinecone Candle Mason Jar
This rustic mason jar candle adds charm to any holiday decor. Simply hot glue pine cones onto a mason jar and wrap rustic twine around the top as a rustic finishing touch.
Place a battery-operated candle inside for a rustic winter ambiance. There are plenty more mason jar crafts to create a country look.
36. Candy Cane Ornaments
Take some candy canes and rustic twine to create these rustic holiday ornaments.
Simply hot glue the twine onto the candy canes in a spiral pattern for rustic charm and hang them on your tree or use them as package tie-ons.
37. Evergreen Stars
To make these evergreen stars, wrap rustic twine around foam stars and hot glue evergreen sprigs onto the twine for added rustic charm.
Hang them on your tree or front door for a touch of rustic holiday cheer.
38. Let It Snow Scrabble Tile Ornament
Using scrabble letters, hot glue them onto a rustic wood slice to spell out “Let It Snow” for a rustic holiday ornament.
Add a bow and hang on your tree for a touch of rustic charm.
39. DIY Merry Christmas Wall Sign
Create a rustic wall sign for your holiday decor using rustic wood and paint. Use stencils or freehand paint “Merry Christmas” onto the wood for added rustic charm.
Hang on your wall for a touch of rustic holiday cheer.
40. Joy To The World Wooden Christmas Sign
This Christmas sign adds charm to any holiday decor. Simply paint or stencil “Joy To The World” onto a piece of rustic wood and hang it on your wall for rustic holiday cheer.
Add holiday embellishments, such as stars, candy canes, or bells.
41. Countdown to Christmas Decor
Countdown the days until Christmas with a rustic holiday decoration. Paint or stencil numbers onto a piece of rustic wood and hot glue jingle bells to the bottom for added charm.
Hang on your wall and move the bell to the corresponding number each day for a touch of rustic cheer.
42. Holiday Light Globe
To create this rustic holiday decoration, hang battery operated lights inside and add your own touch of rustic.
Simply wrap rustic twine around a clear globe and hot glue evergreen sprigs, pinecones, berries, or other rustic embellishments for added charm.
Hang it on your tree or front door for a touch of rustic holiday cheer.
43. Ho Ho Ho Holiday Decor
Ho ho ho is a classic holiday saying and now you can add it to your rustic holiday decor.
Paint or stencil the letters onto a piece of rustic wood for a charming addition to your holiday decor.
Add holiday embellishments, such as jingle bells or candy canes, for added charm. Hang on your wall or front door for a touch of rustic cheer.
44. Popsicle Stick Sleds
Create these rustic sleds using popsicle sticks and hot glue them together in the shape of a sled.
Add rustic embellishments, such as pine cones or berries, for added charm. Place them on your mantel or tabletop for a touch of rustic holiday cheer.
45. Lighted Christmas Presents for Outside
Add some rustic charm to your outdoor holiday decor with these lighted Christmas presents.
Wrap rustic twine around clear boxes and hot glue evergreen sprigs or other rustic embellishments for added charm.
Hang battery-operated lights inside for a touch of rustic cheer. Place them on your porch, front steps, or yard for festive holiday decorations.
46. Decorative Ribbon Wrapped Candles
Using your favorite rustic ribbon, wrap it around white candles for added charm. Place them on your mantel or tabletop for a touch of rustic holiday cheer.
The best part is you will be able to cherish your own decorations for years to come!
They also make a good centerpiece for your dining room.
47. Bushel Basket Lid Wreath
To create this rustic wreath, hot glue evergreen sprigs, and other rustic embellishments onto an old bushel basket lid. Hang on your front door for a touch of rustic charm.
If you don’t have enough time to make one, they can also be purchased at most craft stores.
48. Cookie Tray for Santa
A rustic twist on the traditional cookie tray for Santa, use a wooden cutting board or rustic wood slice as the base.
Paint or stencil “Cookies for Santa” onto the base and place cookies, milk, and a candy cane on it for a touch of rustic charm. Leave it out on Christmas Eve for Santa to enjoy.
Cook your cookies on a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
49. Let It Snow Wooden Sign
Take a piece of rustic wood and paint or stencil “Let it Snow” onto it for a charming addition to your holiday decor. Hang on your wall or front door for a touch of rustic cheer.
This porch idea is simple and requires minimal effort, but adds a touch of rustic charm to your holiday decor.
50. Upcycled Wooden Crate for Christmas Tree
Give an old wooden crate a rustic makeover and use it as a stand for your small Christmas tree. Paint or stencil “Merry Christmas” onto the front of the crate for added charm.
Place small wrapped presents inside to complete the rustic holiday look.
For more upcycled projects Funky Junk Interiors has plenty of ideas.
51. Twig Star Ornaments
Gather twigs and hot glue them together in the shape of a star for rustic holiday charm. Hang on your tree or use as a centerpiece on your tabletop for added cheer
There are endless options for DIY rustic Christmas signs and decorations.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful radiance of Christmas cheer. You can pick up the important things you might need like white paint, hot glue gun, transfer tape, or a pair of scissors from a craft store.
Get creative and add your own personal touch to traditional holiday decor for a charming addition to any festive setting. Happy crafting!
For more Christmas décor and wood signs check social media apps like Pinterest to get more ideas.
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