How to Make Garden Christmas Tree Decorations

Give your Christmas tree a personal touch with a few homemade decorations. They’re easy to make, just follow this handy guide, and you’ll find all the basic ingredients in the garden. Colour theme them to match the rest of your decorations, or keep things natural for a rustic, homespun look. And why not try this project with children? It couldn’t be simpler, and is just the thing to keep little ones occupied as the Christmas excitement builds. The decorations also make lovely gifts, so create a few extra to give to friends and loved ones.

What you'll need:

  • Sprigs, berries and seed heads 
  • Fine ribbon in festive colours
  • Gold and silver spray paint
  • Scissors

Step 1
Gather seed heads, berry springs and evergreen stems from the garden – they need to be small and light enough to hang on a Christmas tree.

Spray them with paint for a colourful festive look, or keep them natural for a more rustic, homespun feel.

Step 3
When dry, create a ‘hanging loop’ with the ribbon and attach it to the decoration – match the ribbon colour to the spray paint.

Step 4
Finish off with a pretty ribbon bow – your decoration is now ready to hang on your Christmas tree.