There’s something about the holidays that make me feel extra crafty. I just want to whip out all the ribbon, glitter and hot glue I can find and go to town making wreaths, ornaments and the like. I’m looking forward to making some new ornaments for my tree, especially with my daughter. I love the rustic style for ornaments because they make me dream of winter wonderlands, chestnuts and all the other iconic image of the holidays. Keep reading to see some of the cutest DIY rustic Christmas ornaments I could find!
1. Mini Deer Pallet
Nothing says rustic like the splintery pallet! This mini version is the perfect complement to your Christmas tree this year. Made with popsicle sticks that are cut to size, then stained to look just like the real deal, and a leather cut out of a deer with antlers, this pallet would be great as a kids craft or to do with a group of friends. Cut the deer head out of paper or stencil for an even easier craft!
Check out the simple steps at LoveCreateCelebrate.com.
2. Mason Jar Lid Ornament
Mason jars and rustic, country decor go hand in hand and these mini mason jar ornaments are no exception! This craft is as easy as can be. Take a mason jar lid, cover with flannel fabric and then pop a sticker or glue a festive cut out. THAT’S IT! Not only would these look great on you tree, but they’d be awesome as a mini ornament attached to a gift bag, don’t you think?
Check out how easy these are to make for yourself at Suburble.com.
3. Wooden Block Ornaments
Got scrap wood lying around? PERFECT. This project is quick and uses that pile of wood you’ve been hoarding over the years. Cut down to whatever size you want (this tutorial uses square dowel-sized pieces roughly 6 inches long) and then use paint and stenciling to add the saying of your choice. Sand a little to get that rustic feel and then hang and enjoy.
Visit DreamDesignDIY.com to see the full tutorial!
4. Stamped Burlap Ornaments
Can you even be considered rustic without the use of at least SOME burlap? These adorable stamped burlap ornaments make me think not! Foam balls are simple covered in burlap, then easily stamped using alphabet stamps to get that immediate farmhouse look that we all know and love. Again, wouldn’t these be a great gift?
Grab the template that easily fits over simple foam balls at BlissBloomBlog.com.
5. Twig Ornaments
One of the best things about the rustic look is all the use of natural elements, like twigs and wood slices. You don’t have to spend a lot of money when it comes to this style, because you can find the main supplies probably in your back yard! Grab sticks and twigs, rummage in your sewing box for unused buttons, and glue together in shapes like Christmas trees and stars. Voila!
Check out SimpleAsThatBlog.com for a few more idea on twig ornaments.
6. Wood Slice Ornament
Keep the natural elements coming with wood slice ornaments! They can be bought at a craft store, or your handy dandy spouse can surely cut you a few when he’s out back doing the tree trimming. You can make your wood slice ornaments as simple or ornate as you want. Paint in chalkboard paint, then add a saying in chalk. Try your hand at wood burning, add a vinyl sticker, or just write a beautiful message by hand. You can’t go wrong wit this simple, yet rustic ornament!
BecomingMartha.com shows you how easy it is to make a wood slice ornament for yourself!
Still in the mood for more crafting? Check out our other DIY Christmas ornament posts!
7 DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments
15 Festive Popsicle Stick Ornaments