I love the look of these elegant and easy to make botanical ornaments. All you need is a set of large clear ornaments and a variety of botanicals.
How to Make Botanical Ornaments
This holiday season I challenged myself to DIY any new ornaments that I was going to add to my living room Christmas tree. My tree is a winter woodland theme and covered with mostly neutral, woodland, and natural elements. These botanical ornaments fit in perfectly with the wood slice wreath, and wood snowflake ornaments that I have already hung up.
- LARGE CLEAR ORNAMENTS
- VARIETY OF BOTANICALS ( dried moss, dried flowers, grapevine, artificial greens, mini pine cones)
- FAKE SNOW, SNOW GLITTER, OR EPSOM SALT
Step 1. Gather The Supplies
Remove the top hanger portion of the ornament (all you have to do is squeeze the loop and it comes out) and put it aside. I gave mine a quick squirt of bronze spray paint because they looked a little chintzy.
I gathered up a bunch of supplies that I already had in my craft stash: a bag of different colored moss, an angel vine garland, mini pine cones, small dried flowers, and a couple of cuttings off an artificial pine garland.
Step 2. Filling The Ornaments
I added a handful of iridescent snowflakes that I already had into the ornament. Any faux snow will do the job…Epsom salts work great for fake snow too!!
You can add as much or little snow as you like…totally a personal preference on this one!!
I ripped off pieces from an angel vine garland that I had. It’s like grapevine but a bit daintier.
Regular grapevine garland or even thin wispy branches from a tree would give you the same effect.
I want to have different textures inside my ornament to make it more interesting.
To a couple of the ornaments, I added some dried yarrow. For the others, I added small dried strawflowers.
I had a bag of moss leftover from my Moss Wreath and popped a few pieces into the ornament next. The moss added some cool textures to the botanical ornaments!!
The final addition to the ornament was a piece off of a pine real-touch garland. This is the one artificial thing that I added but real pine would make a mess and just drop its needles…who needs that!!
Step 3. Hanging The Botanical Ornaments
I popped the tops back on the ornaments and used a pretty hanger. I wrapped a small bow of green velvet ribbon around the top loop…side note…geez, was it hard to find velvet ribbon this season or what?!!
Here’s one of the sweet ornaments that I added teeny dried strawflowers to that I had saved from my cutting garden…ahhh, I miss just going outside at dusk to cut a few fresh stems and check out the sunset!!
I love how pretty the ornaments came out! I did a set of 4 and scattered them on my tree. The botanical ornaments look so pretty at night with the glow of the Christmas lights coming through them.
a few other Christmas ideas for you
- 3 ADORABLE IDEAS USING GINGERBREAD SALT DOUGH
- A WINTER WOODLAND CHRISTMAS
- MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISMTAS VILLAGE DISPLAY
- MAKE A MODERN JINGLE BELL WREATH