10 DIY Garden-themed Christmas Decorations and Ornaments

If you love showcasing your green thumb year-round, try making your own Christmas ornaments and decorations using repurposed items or elements from the outdoors! Here are some fun DIY projects the whole family can do together as you welcome the holidays to your home.

Make sure visitors feel warm and fuzzy the moment they stop onto your porch by decorating your door with an eye-catching display, such as this Christmas swag made from a wire hanger, some ribbons, pine cones and greenery, or this eclectic bicycle rim winter wreath. Put a huge smile on everyone’s face by recycling an old rake head into this adorable Santa rake door greeter.

Looking for some cheap and cheerful lighting options? These twine garden lanterns are easy to make and will quickly transform your yard into holiday heaven. And while you’re at it, grab some mini LED lights and make these Christmas light balls to create some extra wow-factor on your property.

If you collect vintage garden tools such as trowels or watering cans, consider giving them pride of place on your holiday mantel or dangle them from lower tree branches.

We’re big on finding new ways to recycle things in the garden, including fallen branches, tree stumps and smaller trees, which can be repurposed in amazing ways. For example, these rustic DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments can be customized for all kinds of décors, and make lovely gifts, too!

Speaking of upcycling, now that your tomato plants have long been harvested, use their supporting cages to create these tiered Christmas trees, which you can then decorate with bows, bells and fairy lights.

Have some old clay pots that have seen better days? Transform them into stacked terra cotta planter snowmen – make a whole family of them for your porch or back deck. Get crafty and make a set of indoor vintage clay pot snowmen ornaments, too! They’re perfect for any tree, or to line up along the mantel or up a staircase.

Raid your spice rack and make some sweet-smelling cinnamon stick tree ornaments, guaranteed to create the perfect mood in your family space.

What kinds of garden-themed Christmas décor have you incorporated into your space? Share your holiday photos with us!


Twine Garden Lanterns: Courtesy SplashOfSomething.com

Santa Rake Door Greeter: Courtesy SuzysSitcom.com

Wood Slice Ornaments: Courtesy MountainModernLife.com

Vintage flower pot snowmen: Courtesy CraftsByAmanda.com

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