Natural Christmas Tree Decorations

Give your Christmas tree an organic touch with handmade ornaments fashioned from fruit, plants and other natural materials.

Natural Decorations Create Rustic Welcoming Look DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Natural Christmas Tree

Dried fruits, spices and foraged materials can be turned into stunning decorations that look rustic and smell wonderful.

Simple Orange Pomander Makes Natural Decoration DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Simple Orange Pomanders

Make natural baubles by evenly scoring orange skins and slowly dehydrating the fruits.

Fruit And Flower Sprigs Make A Simple Decoration DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Fruit and Flower Sprigs

For simple, stylish decorations, tie stems of rosehips to dried teazle heads with wire and finish with a loop.

Sliced Dried Fruits Make Aromatic Ornaments DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Spiced Fruits

Attach single fruits and dried sliced chilies with colored wire to either end of a decorated orange slice. Even after they have been dried thoroughly, oranges retain enough of an aroma to fill a room with their citrus scent. Get step-by-step instructions for creating dried orange ornaments.

Frosty Lanterns Made With Wispy Seed Heads DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Frosted Christmas Lanterns

Thread a wire through a Chinese lantern and make a knot in the wire below the lantern. Wrap the remaining wire around a few wispy seed heads to give this decoration a frosted effect. Get step-by-step instructions for creating natural Chinese lantern ornaments.

Dried Citrus Slice Makes Simple Natural Decoration DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Citrus Slices

Make a hole in the top of a dried orange slice, thread through a length of string, and secure in a knot.

Cinnamon Walnut Bundles Make Folksy Ornament DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cinnamon Walnut Bundles

Secure several long cinnamon sticks in a bundle with an elastic band. Attach a walnut at either end of thin rope, wrap the rope around the sticks and glue on a star anise. Get step-by-step instructions for creating cinnamon spice bundle ornaments.

Cranberry Hearts Made By Stringing Dried Fruit DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cranberry Hearts

Thread thin string through dried cranberries using a needle, secure in a heart shape and finish with a loop.

Snow Clouds Made With Wispy Seed Heads DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Snow Clouds

Tie extra quantites of wispy or fluffy seed heads to Chinese lanterns with thin wire and finish with a loop.

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