Christmas, Naturally - 3 free DIYs

3 Tutorials for Natural Decorations

Have scrap yarn. Will decorate.

natural Christmas decorations

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

Foraged Christmas Plait 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?

Christmas plait wreath materials

You will need

20 cm Wire Wreath frame
Around 30m of leftover yarn in chunky weight
Florist’s wire
A mix of natural or foraged foliage, such as dried wheat, eucalyptus and berries
Masking tape or washi tape (optional)


Click here to go to the full step by step tutorial on the Hobbycraft Website.

Cinnamon stick mini tapestries

 cinnamon stick 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!

cinnamon stick tapestry materials

You will need

Cinnamon sticks – I used Hobbycraft Decorative Cinnamon Sticks
Scrap yarn in various colours
Tape measure
Wire pet brush (optional)


Click here to go to the full step by step tutorial on the Hobbycraft Website.


Christmas Card Tassel decorations

Christmas card baubles

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.

 Christmas card bauble materials

You will need

Old Christmas cards, wallpaper or card
Scrap yarn
Hole punch
Strong glue or a stapler

Click here to go to the full step by step tutorial on the Hobbycraft Website.


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!

Lindsey x

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