How to Make a Natural Christmas Decoration

December 19, 2011

How to make a natural Christmas decorationI’d like to be able to give you a step by step guide on how to weave these willow and wool natural Christmas decorations, but I wouldn’t know where to begin!

Basically it’s a very simple weaving activity and if you’d like to have a go at making it, just look very carefully at the photo above and copy it. All you need are pieces of freshly cut willow trimmed to your desired size  (ours are around 30cm) and some red wool to tie them together.

How to make a natural Christmas decorationWe were given one of these by a (then) 12 year old friend of the family who’d made it himself as a Christmas gift for our family.  We’ve been making them as small gifts for friends every year since.

How to make a natural Christmas decorationWhat do you think, will you give it a go?


  • Reply VP December 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Fab – have made something similar in previous years using dogwood stems and raffia 🙂

  • Reply Mr. H. December 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    What a neat Christmas decoration, maybe we will work on one of these with the grandson when he is over this week. I really like the new blog look.

  • Reply Greenside Up December 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you Mr H, and hope he enjoys them with you. I have some raffia and red dogwood VP – may try that too, thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Reply Jenny Doyle December 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    What a lovely gift, will definitely think of doing something like that soon.

  • Reply Lisa December 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Love this.. may have a go in the next couple days, I have some willow and dogwood outside…

  • Reply maire george December 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    just go halainn ar fad

  • Reply Bridget December 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Makin wreaths today…when they're finished I'm gonna try these. Thanks! Have a fab Christmas.

  • Reply pinkertonjamesl December 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Wow,It really looking great.I like this type of simple decoration for the Christmas.I like this blog.Thanx to give new idea for the decorations.


  • Reply Bangchik and Kakdah December 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    over here, the easiest to do that is by using bamboo

  • Reply Greenside Up December 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for all your comments. Lovely hearing about the different materials that can be used to make natural decorations.

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