Garden-Inspired Christmas

With the holiday season almost upon us, I thought I’d share some adorable Christmas decorations that are either all-natural in their construction and materials are just too darn cute to pass up. :) 

At the top of this list are these adorable owl ornaments.  Made from real pinecones, twigs, and natural fibers, these three assorted Natural Fiber Owl Ornaments add an elegant woodland touch to your tree with their expressions full of wide-eyed wisdom.  You can buy them in a set of three for around $20 from the World Market

But don’t limit yourself to what you can purchase.  Why not go outside, grab some flowers and twigs, cinnamon from the cabinet or felt from the craft bin and make your own?  For a host of ideas and how-to, check out In The Garden online for creative ways to bring the outdoors into the holidays.

One of my new favorites are these adorable felt Christmas trees.  While felt might not count as all-natural, these are simply too cute.  Available in 8″ or 12″ the trees are made from 100% recycled felt.  Place them straight up or give them a “jaunty” tilt but either way, the kids are sure to love them!  Available from Gardener’s Supply, they retail from $20 – $40.

There’s always fun to be found in making our pine cone bird seed feeder, the traditional popcorn garland, but have you ever wondered where and why these traditions came to be?   It’s said the original ornaments were apples, dating back to the 1800s.  Eventually the idea expanded to include popcorn garland and the like, but in many countries there are still special ornamental traditions today.  For more details and décor ideas, be sure to visit my Christmas in the Garden page, found under Prize Picks.

However you decide to decorate and celebrate the holiday season, I hope you’ve found inspiration in some of these images and articles.