Christmas, Naturally - 3 free DIYs
3 Tutorials for Natural Decorations
Have scrap yarn. Will decorate.
Craft yourself a more natural Christmas this year with sustainable, natural and foraged decorations. Plus, use your scrap yarns up as you do so.
Dried flower and plait yarn wreath
This plaited yarn wreath is an easy way to achieve a luxe yarn decoration, even if you don’t knit or crochet. Why not use foraged pine cones, feathers or foliage that you find on your winter walks for a more sustainable decoration this season?
You will need20 cm Wire Wreath frame
Around 30m of leftover yarn in chunky weight
A mix of natural or foraged foliage, such as dried wheat, eucalyptus and berries
Masking tape or washi tape (optional)
Cinnamon stick mini tapestries
These cinnamon stick mini tapestries are an ideal way to use up scraps or showcase some special yarns. Hang them from your tree, use them as present toppers, or even as place settings that guests can take home with them. As an added bonus, these smell gorgeous as you make them!
You will needCinnamon sticks – I used Hobbycraft Decorative Cinnamon Sticks
Scrap yarn in various colours
Wire pet brush (optional)
Christmas Card Tassel decorations
I often cut up last year’s Christmas cards to make tags, but this make takes the idea one step further. Use any shape or size card to create a mix of tasselled gems, which can be brought our year after year. Kids would also love making these card baubles.
You will need
Old Christmas cards, wallpaper or card
Strong glue or a stapler
I hope you love these decoration ideas as much as I enjoyed creating them! If you'd like a behind-the-scenes peak at the making and filming of these tutorials, you can also find a video about how I created these projects by clicking here.
Please do let me know if you make any of these projects by tagging me @lottieandalbert or #lottieandalbert on social media, I'd love to see!