A great way to accessorize any type of traditional Christmas décor is to use primitive Christmas garland. Garland in itself is a great border. It can be used as a border around your Christmas tree, on your mantle and, also your staircase railing. Garland of almost any type can be used both in your home and also outdoors.
What makes garland so great to work with as a decorations over Christmas is it looks good almost anywhere and it is fairly inexpensive to make or even to buy. Buying an inexpensive set of plastic garland from your local department store can be easily decked out to look very expensive with things you can almost always find in your own backyard. A quick walk through your yard or local park and you are sure to find natural materials to spice up that boring plastic garland you can buy from the store. Pine Cones, dried berries, and twigs are great and easy ways to bring your garland to life.
Garland is a Christmas craft that almost anyone can do and also do well. As we said above it could be as easy as buying some cheap garland and building on it to make it in that primitive Christmas garland style you are going after or you can make it entirely yourself.
Even though you are looking at decorating with a primitive Christmas theme this year doesn’t mean you can’t buy lighted garland. You can have a traditional Christmas garland with bows, pine cones, berries by day but Christmas lights will just bring it to life in the dark cold nights leading up to Christmas. Nothing is more beautiful than Christmas lights reflecting off of your Country Garland Décor.
Garland can be country themed or it can also be used to highlight your Country Christmas Décor. When looking for country themed Christmas garland you will want to find a garland that highlights the country lifestyle. Things you use on your garland are probably things you will find around almost any farm. Traditional bells, bows, and pine cones are all accessories you can use to achieve that country charm.
Decorating with rustic garland décor doesn’t have to mean you are just using garland alone. Another great way to add life to your holiday decorating is by using rustic Christmas banners as a substitute to your traditional primitive Christmas garland. Christmas banners act very similar to garland and can also share a holiday message to with your friends and family. “Believe”, “Happy Holidays”, and “Merry Christmas” are three of the more popular messages you will find hanging in doorways, on mantles, and stairway railings.
Primitive Christmas garland is one of many Christmas decorations you can use to supplement your primitive Christmas décor this year. Using natural materials not only looks incredible but can add some natural smells to your holidays. Making your own garland out of pine boughs will give you that natural pine scent without actually committing to buying a real Christmas tree.
A great way to start off your Christmas decorating is to make some primitive Christmas crafts with you friends and family. Even though you may be new to DIY holiday crafting doesn’t mean that you can’t make some truly amazing Christmas ornaments and decorations.
The great thing about primitive Christmas ornaments and decorations is that the beauty of them is in their imperfections. For example you may be able to see the stitching on ornaments made from cloth or similar type materials. Unlike the ornaments you would find in your local department stores these ornaments have flaws or as I would like to call it character. The materials you are going to use for your Xmas ornaments and decorations can be usually found in your home or even by taking a walk around your neighborhood. So honestly don’t worry if you are new to crafting and are afraid to put your work out on display for your friends and family. They will see the beauty in your work and you may inspire them to craft along with you.
If you are still developing your Primitive Christmas crafts skills and don’t want to display your work this year well you are in luck. The internet is a great source for homemade Christmas crafts and decorations. People just like yourself from all over the world have turned their love for making crafts into side and full time businesses. As you can see from the examples on this page the work they do is pretty awesome and since it is primitive themed Christmas ornaments it isn’t perfect.
As we said above you could probably find the majority of the materials you need to make your primitive Christmas crafts around your home or by taking a quick walk around your neighborhood. Traditional Christmas crafts are made with traditional materials. They are simple yet beautiful and have a charming rustic feel to them.
Common Materials For Making Traditional Christmas Crafts
Cloth Or Material Christmas Ornaments – Includes wool, cotton, yarn, and burlap. Burlap is super popular this year for Christmas décor. It is rough to the touch but even a little bit instantly give your home that charming country Christmas feel you are after.
Ceramics and Glass Christmas Decorations – Taking a weekly ceramics or glass working class is a great way to spend time with friends and family over the holidays. You would be surprised the quality of work we have seen coming out of a beginners class.
Wooden Christmas Crafts – Can be made with all types of wood, branches, twigs, and sticks. Pine cones and acorns are great ways to accessorize your wooden Christmas ornaments.
Rustic wooden Christmas décor is one of those traditional Christmas materials that still look amazing in modern homes to this day. Wooden crafts of any type just scream out loud to all of your guests that the item was handmade and is vintage. Unlike plastic, wood has to be worked down into the shaped to form its end product. Plastic on the other hand is just poured into a mold and painted. Wood is a lot stronger than plastic and overall will last you for generations to come.
5 Popular Types Of Traditional Christmas Wood Crafts
Hand Carved Nativity Scenes – One of the most beautiful of all handmade Christmas ornaments depicts the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christmas tradition. Although a hand carved set is very expensive to buy but it will definitely become one of your holiday show pieces right up there with your Christmas tree.
Rustic Christmas Yard Signs – A wonderful way to you welcome your holiday guests is with a rustic wooden Christmas sign in your yard or entry way. Your holiday sign can be stained or hand painted to deliver whatever message of the holidays you are trying to send to your friends and neighbors.
Wooden Christmas Advent Calendars – Let the countdown to Christmas begin with a wooden advent calendar. Wooden advent calendars are a great way to build a child’s excitement for the holidays. Some of these rustic advent calendars just count down the days while others allow you to store small gifts or chocolates inside of them.
Wooden Nutcracker Statues – Nutcrackers are probably one of the most popular images throughout the Christmas holidays. Although you may not want to try and start carving your own as a first wood carving projects you can find some truly beautiful wooden nutcrackers both in stores and online.
Hand Carved Tree Ornaments – A great thing about hand craved primitive Christmas tree ornaments is that they are a lot harder to break than glass. In additions to being stronger they also add a vintage feel to your overall holiday decorating.
Two very popular places to decorate for the holidays are your stairwells and fireplace mantle. Garland of any type is a great way to add some Christmas spirit to both of these locations. As a primitive Christmas craft you can make your own garland to the specific lengths and styles you need to decorate your home for the holidays. Xmas garland traditionally looks very similar to your Christmas wreath and usually has some type of coniferous branches, pine cones, and berries, or flowers. Really the only difference is that it is a decorative chord that is used to wrap or rest on a mantle or railing in contrast to a holiday wreath that is circular and hung on doors.
Christmas garland also makes a great border for almost anything in your home. Garland can be hung around door frames, dining room tables, and as a decorative border to your Christmas tree skirt.
Cheap Homemade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations
In conclusion, this Christmas why not try and make some of your own primitive Christmas crafts. The do it yourself homemade approach to Christmas decorations will not only save you a little bit of money over the holidays but you never know. What you make this year may become a business for you by next year. Primitive Christmas crafts are a great way to de-stress over the holidays and are a great way to get the entire family together for some quality time together.