Everyone loves a good holiday craft, am I right? That’s why this year we’ve asked Jenni Kayne at Rip & Tan to show us how to make these beautiful, oh-so-simple Christmas ornaments, made out of real greenery and florals (don’t worry – they’ll stay alive throughout the season!). If you’re going for a real, handmade touch this year on your holiday decor, you’ve come to the right place. Scroll on to see just how naturally beautiful this year’s Christmas tree can be.

Watch the IGTV episode of Jenni making the ornaments here!

Simple DIY Christmas Ornaments


clear plastic fillable ornaments
(you can order them on amazon)
brown twine
greens and dried florals
(we used brunia, eucalyptus, ironwood, and dried strawflower)


  1. Cut greens and florals into small pieces that will fit within the ornaments.
  2. Open the ornaments one at a time and add the greens and flowers. I like to get creative with how I combine the greens and dried florals. I did some with one single varietal (one dried flower) and others with greens and florals and some with just greens and small pinecones. The best way to do this is to grab one piece at a time and hold it between your fingers at the base. Add one at a time and look at the bundle from a distance to see how it looks together. The best combinations are simple - one piece of seeded eucalyptus and one dried strawflower, one pinecone and one piece of seeded eucalyptus, three smaller pieces of eucalyptus and a few small pieces of brunia. Play around with combinations to find what you like!
  3.  Cut a piece of twine and tie it through the top of the ornament with a knot to add to your tree.
  4. Hang the ornaments from your tree!

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Comments (4)
  1. 1
    Lucie December 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I love everything green this season, and plants above everything else! I really like that we can make this on our own instead of going to our local shops to buy it ! Thank you for sharing such amazing DIYs!


  2. 2
    Betty C. December 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful, but this could be even more natural without “plastic fillable jars” ordered from Amazon. Maybe clear glass jars that would have gone into recycle? Or small, clear glasses we all have in our kitchens? This is just a remark, I do love your blog!

    • Betty C. December 13, 2018 at 12:58 am

      Oops, my bad — I didn’t notice that they were supposed to be hung on the tree and not used as table décorations, and I can’t seem to delete my comment. I missed the one key photo! Very sorry!

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    Janet M Fazio December 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

    What a great idea to make and give as hostess gifts!