10 Rustic Christmas Decorating Ideas

The Christmas season is officially here – my tree is up and the majority of my house is decorated. But, if you’re anything like me, the decorating is never really done.  I always want to tweak things a little to suit my ever-changing mind.

I’ve been pinning several rustic Christmas decorating ideas on Pinterest all year long and now I’m going through all my pins to see what ideas I might be able to incorporate into my existing Christmas decor.  As expected, I found several that I want to try so I thought I’d share a few: 


You’ll notice I like good, old-fashioned red and green when I decorate for Christmas.  I am often temporarily swayed by all white Christmas decorations but I always find myself coming back to a more colorful, traditional palette.

1.  Rustic wreath.  I love this simple, rustic wreath for the front door.  I love the bow with the plaid, solid green and burlap ribbon.  I could easily add a bow like this to my existing wreath.

2.  Boxwood wreath and chalkboard.  What’s not to love about this simple boxwood wreath and chalkboard?  I could totally do this with the chalkboard in my dining room!

3.  Bannister Garland.  I’ve been looking for ways to jazz up the garland on my banister.  I think these little heart ornaments are adorable.

4.  Stockings.  I have a thing for gingham and checked fabrics so these adorable stockings from Sundance totally had me at hello!

5.  Rustic tablescape.  I own these Spode Christmas Tree dishes and I absolutely love the rustic little red charger and striped napkins in this table scape.  The little wood “placemat” makes me swoon, too!

6.  Christmas card display.  I usually put all of our Christmas cards in a little wicker sleigh-shaped basket that I’ve had for years, but I’m really digging the idea of hanging them up so they’re more visible.  Something like this little gem would be so easy and inexpensive to make myself! 
7.  Mitten advent calender.  I have seen so many cute Advent calender ideas but I really love these little mittens! So cute!

8.  Jar candles.  The little evergreen sprigs tied with red and white checked ribbons make an old jelly or pickle jar look like something from Pottery Barn, am I right?!

9.  Simple table setting.  I’m a total sucker for a rustic table setting.  Look at these cute topiaries.  Look at the whole thing, really.  I love every detail!

10.  Mitten door display.  These fluffy white mittens remind me of the children’s story, “The Mitten.”  Particularly, the one illustrated by Jan Brett.  Just lovely. 

Is that 10 ideas already?!  I could go on and on, but I’ll save that for another day.  I’m excited about getting started on my Christmas projects and I’ll be sharing them all with you!  Happy Holiday season!

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15 Responses to 10 Rustic Christmas Decorating Ideas

  1. Lovely decorations! The rustic looks is so cozy! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! 🙂

  2. Hi Julie, well I loved it all, but the wreath with that big burlap and plaid bow was gorgeous. The banister with hearts is darling. It is a great idea. Decorating with mittens and anything wool, to me is just warm and cozy. Love it all. God Bless. Cathy

  3. Hi Julie, well I loved it all, but the wreath with that big burlap and plaid bow was gorgeous. The banister with hearts is darling. It is a great idea. Decorating with mittens and anything wool, to me is just warm and cozy. Love it all. God Bless. Cathy

  4. Leslie says:

    Beautiful ideas! This is the style I love for Christmas decorating, and I agree with you about keeping it traditional with red and green!
    Christmas Blessings,

  5. Awesome ideas, Julie! I’d love for you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  6. Bob Can says:

    Many people capture wonderful memories of their childhood by incorporating rustic elements in their Christmas decorating ideas.

    Rustic tables

  7. Hi, I came across your blog when I googled “Cozy Christmas Decorations”. Newest follower! Angela from HickoryTrail

  8. cathy Caballero says:

    Hi, i love your christmas decoration, i want to share them to pinterest. I hope you wont mind me pinning them to http://www.pinterest.com/kumar65/christmas-table-decorations/. Thank you!

  9. Hello, Oh I’am so inspired! Many of the items used grow all around me. I will start gathering items tomorrow.
    The hollies haven’t come out yet .They will be in October. I was wondering if i could use a clear color to put on real
    leaves and berries so they will keep longer. any suggestions will be so helpful’

    Thanks Gwendolyn

    • Julie Julie says:

      I have never tried clear-coating real berries and leaves, but I would imagine that you would have to let them dry out first. You may just give it a try and see what happens…a little experimenting might be worth a try! Good luck!

  10. Jenny Martin says:

    I just discovered your blog and love it!!
    I am planning to go home today and make my own chalkboard for my dining room!!
    Thank you for all of your DIY ideas!!
    Jenny M

  11. Lovely! I’ve been drinking coffee, watching the rain melt the snow and looking for Christmas inspiration. I found the link to your website on Pinterest. I’m going to be here a while! 🙂

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  13. Ginny Leggio says:

    Hi Julie… I’m a new following and a huge fan of your blog. I too enjoy cooking, baking, decorating and entertaining friends and family with warm and cozy homemade surroundings. Thanks for sharing and agreed… red and green IS Christmas!

    • Julie Julie says:

      Thanks so much, Ginny! So happy to have you here as a new follower!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I hope you have a wonderful day!


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