14 Ways to DIY a Boho-Style Christmas Tree
So you’re aiming for a boho-themed Christmas tree this year, and you’re feeling a little stumped about how to make that happen. (Pun very much intended.) The good news is that bringing a tree into your living room is very boho on its own—meaning that by bringing the outdoors in, you’re already halfway there. And there are plenty of options to help you take it the rest of the way all on your own.
1. Plenty of Pampas
Why add a touch of boho-popular pampas grass to your tree when instead, you can have an entire tree full of it, like @flaurabotanica has done. We recommend purchasing a white tree and adding copious amounts of pampas grass to it for a natural, if a bit flamboyant, look.
2. Tassel Ornaments
This DIY ornaments from Crazy Wonderful are the perfect finishing touch for your boho Christmas tree, and they’re super simple to make. All you’ll need is yarn and a few wooden beads. Check out the site for a tutorial.
3. Wool Fiber Ornaments
For a natural alternative to those round glass ornaments you see on every Christmas tree, try a DIY version of these chic ornaments from Etsy shop PBcreativeCo. All you’ll need is a tennis ball, some hot glue and some neutral-colored yarn to pull off this look for your boho Christmas tree.
4. Crocheted Scandi-style tree skirt
This crocheted tree skirt represents the boho trifecta: tassels, texture, and wooden beads. Even better, it’s made from a pattern by @cozynooksdesigns, so you can stick with the subtle, Scandi-themed shades pictured here, or reach for any colorful skeins you have lying around. The more clashing, the merrier.
5. Faux flower ornaments
Flowers and trees make so much sense together that it’s honestly surprising you don’t see this combination more often. But blossoms and blooms are perfect for a boho theme; place them in a continuous swirl around the tree or studded among other ornaments and colorful greeting cards for a riot of eye-catching color.
6. Sweet-smelling citrus garland
The only problem with these stunning citrus garlands is that you won’t be able to make just one. The moment you’ve turned off the oven after drying your first tree-decorating batch—put them in for three hours at 200 degrees, suggests Instagrammer Korie Herold—you’ll be aching to slice up some more juicy mandarins to decorate your mantelpiece as well.
7. Pampas grass tree topper
When it came to choosing a tree-topper, Instagrammer Vanessa Marie looked no further than nature itself. She crowned her autumn-themed tree with a spray of pampas, tying it into the rest of her decorations with matching golden sprigs down below, and finishing the look with the final pumpkins of the season.
8. DIY string star ornament
For a more traditional look, the folks over at Ey to Zee Creative have you covered, with a template for a string-wrapped star that’s as budget-friendly as it is striking. (And, again, customizable—try using a yarn flecked with sparkles for a frost-kissed look.) Follow their instructions to build your star with just a few supplies you probably already have at home, then place the finished product at the top of the tree in the position of honor. You can also nestle the stars among the needles where your twinkly lights can shine through.
9. Easy crocheted ornaments
Blogger Rachel Alford doesn’t just come up with genius DIY boho designs. She also offers up many of them for free at her website, Cozy Nooks Designs, and this year’s three ornaments are can’t-miss. All you’ll need to craft your own macrame tree or whimsical wreath is some stiff cotton wool, a wood ring, and some beads, and your tree will be brimming with boho vibes in no time.
10. Tassels and yarn and pom poms
This tasseled, pom pom-covered creation is for for color lovers. The maximalist delight works especially well on an artificial or flocked tree, which makes these bright hues pop. Cram it with all your favorite colors, shapes, and beaded garlands, and just when it starts to feel like too much… add a little more.
11. Hanging planter ornaments
It’s hard to think of anything more boho than a macrame hanging planter overflowing with greenery. These ornaments from A Beautiful Mess nail the look exactly, with teeny terracotta pots filled with faux succulents.
12. Simple and chic wooden bead ornaments
What’s cool about these chic, organic wooden bead creations from Instagrammer Joy in the Journey is that they’re easy to make, and absolutely delightful as ornaments. Or if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, just keep stringing simple wooden beads on a string and all of a sudden you’ve made yourself a festive garland that will fit with literally any decor.
13. Luxe velvet and pom pom tree skirt
This no-sew tree skirt from Design Love Fest is dotted with yarn pom poms for a fun pop of color. You can customize it to be any hue you want—and all you’ll need to pull it together is fabric, scissors, glue, and yarn.
14. Or, forget the tree and do a Christmas-y cactus instead
When it comes to boho style, there are even options for those without trees. Embrace the Southwestern side of life by (carefully!) wrapping your living cactus in twinkly lights, or create your own DIY saguaro like the folks at Hey Wanderer, and then adorn it with lights, dainty flowers, colorful ornaments, and garlands. Basically, anything (and everything) your little heart desires.