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Rustic holiday decorations using twigs and found objects outdoors are a great excuse to go on a nature walk with your kids. Turn fallen twigs and leaves into pretty stick ornaments or use herbs to make simple wreaths. These rustic holiday ideas bring a natural touch to your home and make fun winter activities to do with the kids.

Twig Ornaments (via Stow and Tell U)
Here’s an easy way to turn twigs into cute trees – the best part is that the project cost virtually nothing to make.

Wood Etched Ornaments (via hello, Wonderful)
Turn simple wood slices into custom personalized ornaments reminiscent of etching your initials on a tree.

Wooden Bead Snowflake Ornament (via hello, Wonderful)
Kids will love creating these beautiful rustic snowflakes using simple wooden beads.

Threaded Wooden Stars (via Krokotak)
Weave lovely textured stars using threads and sticks. I love the pretty textures on these fun Christmas stars.

Christmas Tree Branch (via Uberall & Nirgendwo)
This tree branch is a fun alternative to a Christmas tree and can be hung up and colorfully decorated to make it just as festive as the real thing.

Twig Stars (via Happy Hooligans)
Let the kids explore the outdoors and gather twigs to make these fun stars which they’ll love wrapping round and round with colorful raffia.

Nature Ornaments (via Mother Nature)
Bright green leaves make natural holiday ornaments when paired with colorful beads.

Mini Wreath Holiday Cards (via Frolic)
I love the simplicity of these herb wreath cards. Kids can embellish them by stamping message or writing a special note on them.

Rustic Snowflake Ornaments (via Little Things Bring Smiles)
These pretty twig snowflakes can be dressed up in the center with buttons or ribbon and make beautiful wall decorations as well as ornaments.

Twine Ball Ornament (via Love Grows Wild)
Here’s a fun project kids will especially enjoy as this involves wrapping rustic twine around a balloon!

Check out more holiday decorating ideas to make with kids here.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.