Rustic farmhouse Christmas decor never really goes out of fashion.
And luckily, gorgeous rustic farmhouse Christmas decorations are quick, easy and cheap to make.
Perfect for Christmas on a budget!!
So I have for your here loads of rustic farmhouse Christmas decoration ideas that are seriously stunning but incredibly simple including :
- Rustic Tree Ornaments
- Rustic Table Decorations
- Farmhouse Christmas Mantels
- Rustic Christmas Garlands
- Rustic Christmas Wreaths
- Rustic Christmas Wrapping
I do hope you enjoy them and have a truly wonderful Christmas in 2023.
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
It is super easy to make simple rustic farmhouse style Christmas ornaments with simple supplies :
- Salt dough
- Cookie cutters
- Wood shavings & bark
- Wooden beads
- Cinnamon sticks
- Pine cones
- Offcuts of wood
- Greenery cuttings
- Nature finds.
Simple DIY ornaments made with old buttons work wonderfully with farmhouse Christmas decorations …
These little rustic Christmas tree ornaments have a lovely farmhouse feel and could be brightened beautifully with white buttons …
For more ideas check out these DIY button Christmas ornaments …
Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt dough ornaments are classic farmhouse Christmas decorations but can be tricky to make. So try these simple corn starch versions …
However you make them salt dough ornaments look wonderful with both a full on rustic Christmas look and more minimalist styling like this …
Cookie Cutter Decorations
Wood Shaving & Bark Christmas Ornaments
I love these simple rustic style ornaments from North Story made with wood and bark shavings.
DIY paper ornaments made from old books, magazines or maps can give a lovely vintage feel to your rustic farmhouse Christmas decor.
These stars are surprisingly simple :
As are these paper ornaments …
For more ideas check out these scrap paper ornaments.
Wooden Bead Ornaments
Wooden beads have a lovely rustic feel and can be threaded on string in minutes for DIY ornaments.Original images : Nalles House
You don’t need to buy beads, just raid your kids room or your jewellery box for beads from broken or forgotten toys and necklaces.
For more inspiration check out these recycled bead Christmas ornaments.
Cinnamon Stick Ornaments
Cinnamon sticks make super simple rustic Christmas ornaments and make trees smell wonderful.
And you can combine cinnamon with dried orange and bay leaves for that farmhouse Christmas fragrance:
Pine Cone Ornaments
Pine cones – of all shapes and sizes – are essential for a farmhouse style Christmas. Keep your eyes peeled for any fallen in the park during fall.
Or start a family Christmas tradition of going for a big winter walk at the start of Advent to collect pine cones for your Christmas decorations.
You can create rustic style pine cone ornaments simply by gluing old string or ribbon to the cone but for more ideas check out these pinecone Christmas ornaments.
Christmas Twig Decorations
Whilst out on your winter walk collecting pine cones do also grab tiny twigs to turn into rustic Christmas tree ornaments.
These simple roughly painted twig stars have a wonderfully rustic Scandinavian feel hung at a window:
Or you can go for an even more pared back rustic Christmas look with bare twigs and string in these simple Christmas stars …
For more inspiration check out these rustic Christmas twig ornaments.
Wood Cut Ornaments
Wood burned Christmas ornaments have a lovely rustic feel and you can make your own easily with simply sawn wood slices and a sharpie …
Fresh Greenery Ornaments
These upcycled ornaments are a beautiful way to bring rustic style greenery into a small home without overwhelming it …
Nature Hoop Ornaments
These nature hoop ornaments are another wonderful way to work small amounts of greenery or other nature finds like feathers into rustic style Christmas decorations …
Rustic Christmas Garlands
Rustic Christmas garlands don’t have to be a foot thick with foliage for a fabulous farmhouse Christmas feel.
These DIY Christmas garlands are a simply beautiful way to get a farmhouse Christmas look …
- Vintage garlands
- Snowflake garlands
- Dried orange garlands
- Mini Christmas garlands
- Brown paper garlands
- Zero waste garlands
- Cone & cranberry garland
- Silver birch garland
- Up-cycled fabric garlands
- Greenery garlands
Vintage Christmas Garlands
You can make a classic Christmas garland with short strips of card punched with snowflakes …
Dried Orange Garlands
Dried oranges can be used in all sorts of rustic Christmas decorations but make especially lovely garlands.
You could get really creative mixing them with other natural materials.
Or just keep it simple and let the window light work it’s magic …
Mini Christmas Garlands
Mini rustic Christmas garlands of stars hung from kitchen shelves and rails are a lovely little touch for farmhouse Christmas decorations if you are short on space …
Brown Paper Garlands
This brown paper Christmas tree garland has a lovely rustic feel but couldn’t be simpler made with just brown paper packaging and a sprinkle of glitter …
And this little lovely little garland of stars is just made from brown paper and old newspaper …
As is this garland of feathers …
Zero Waste Garlands
If you’re looking for simple zero waste Christmas garland ideas try these lovely wood shaving chains or a no sew fabric scrap bow garland both of which are wonderfully rustic.
Cone & Cranberry Garland
Cranberries are another lovely way to add colour to rustic Christmas decorations and beautifully offset the pine cones in this garland …
Silver Birch Garlands
If you have a silver birch tree near you use its peeling bark to make a rustic garland of Christmas tree shapes cut with a cookie cutter.
Upcycled Fabric Garlands
These fabric Christmas tree garlands are perfect for a traditional rustic Christmas look and super easy to upcycle from fabric scraps …
Or you could up-cycle a garland of Christmas stars from old kitchen linens …
If you do want garlands of greenery for that classic farmhouse Christmas look but are short on Christmas space slim garlands look stunning:
You can create a simple rustic farmhouse Christmas garland with a single long branch of pine cutting hung with a few ornaments …
If you are hanging greenery or a heavier Christmas garland there are useful tips here on how to hang garlands with command hooks.
Alternatively tie garlands super quickly to banisters with florists wire and big swags of ribbon which could be cut from leftover fabric …
Rustic Christmas Mantels
Traditional rustic Christmas mantel decorations can overwhelm a small home but don’t have to.
With these simple farmhouse Christmas mantel ideas – that are easily made with DIY garlands – you can have gorgeous rustic Christmas decorations fast …
You can lighten and brighten your living room with a garland of vintage glass ornaments hung underneath your Christmas mantel …
Or clear your mantel with a pre-Christmas declutter and decorate with nothing more than slim line pine, lights and a few ornaments.
Or if you do want a fuller rustic look you can brighten your mantel greenery with light and white using the handy step-by-step tips below …
But if you have a great fireplace don’t be afraid to go statement bare with farmhouse looks like these …
… with a small Christmas tree …
… or a collection of old candles …
… or a few Christmas stockings …
The simple neutral stockings hanging on this rustic Christmas mantel look gorgeous with assorted ribbons attached to subtly work colour into your decorations …
If you do want a gorgeously full classic rustic farmhouse Christmas mantel do make sure you have plenty of florists wire so you can keep everything secure …
And to keep a farmhouse Christmas mantel with full foliage looking elegant rather than overdone hang your garlands asymmetrically …
For more inspiration check out these gorgeous Christmas mantels …
Rustic Christmas Table Decorations
Rustic Christmas table decor ideas need not involve fancy flower arranging skills or hot gun wizardry.
Old ornaments, dried oranges and tiny pine cuttings – as here from Norregard – look lovely on a plate.
If table space is tight use tiny leaved foliage for a rustic feel.
And lighten the foliage with tiny white flowers …
A small plain jug of pine & box cuttings will create a country Christmas feel but lift your Christmas table decorations up so they’re not fighting for space with plates.
Or create DIY Christmas topiaries with your greenery that can stand clear of your Christmas meal in an old bottle of some sort.
A rustic Christmas look can feel dark in a small space but a lovely mismatch of glass and white containers will thread light through your Christmas table decorations
On a really small table you can even combine Christmas vase and candlestick in one …
For even more inspiration check out these ideas for simple Christmas table decor with a rustic vibe …
Rustic Christmas Wreaths
Making rustic Christmas wreaths from evergreen cuttings is not hard but adding ribbons, baubles, pine cones and whatnot can get tricky.
So use these simple tutorials to master wreath making basics:
If you’re struggling for time a big simple centrepiece can be easier to add than lots of fiddly bits …
And don’t be afraid to stay simple.
Bare rustic wreaths look striking with nothing more than a ribbon tie.
And also look lovely done delicately:
You can also capture a rustic Christmas style with a foliage free rustic wreath made from sticks.
Again they can look striking bare but are especially stunning with lights …
For more inspiration check out these simple DIY Christmas wreaths …
Rustic Christmas Wrapping
Simple brown paper brought to life with sprigs of nature is the perfect way to do rustic Christmas gift wrap.
There are all sorts of easy ways to customise your gift wrap from paint dipped pine cones …
To miniature Christmas wreaths …
Tiny Christmas wreaths look extra lovely offset by white paper …
Which is also a beautiful base for rustic Christmas gift tags like these:
Fabric also works well for rustic Christmas gift wrap as in this hessian wrap lifted with bright berries …
And these cloth gift bags with pretty pine cuttings and bells …
I do hope you enjoyed these simple rustic Christmas decor ideas and found lots of tips for how you can decorate your home quickly and easily for Christmas on a budget .
For even more inspiration check out my other simple Christmas ideas :
- 101 DIY Christmas Gifts
- 75 Budget Christmas Ideas
- 18 Minimalist Christmas Decor
- 20 Small Christmas Tree Ideas
- 10 Zero Waste Christmas Tips
- 10 Family Christmas Traditions
And for more super simple rustic, country & farmhouse Christmas decor ideas do check out these other blogs that are full of lovely – and generally easy – handmade Christmas decorations :