Natural Christmas Tree
Dried fruits, spices and foraged materials can be turned into stunning decorations that look rustic and smell wonderful.
Simple Orange Pomanders
Make natural baubles by evenly scoring orange skins and slowly dehydrating the fruits.
Fruit and Flower Sprigs
For simple, stylish decorations, tie stems of rosehips to dried teazle heads with wire and finish with a loop.
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.
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.
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
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.
Thread thin string through dried cranberries using a needle, secure in a heart shape and finish with a loop.
Tie extra quantites of wispy or fluffy seed heads to Chinese lanterns with thin wire and finish with a loop.