From bringing in an evergreen pine tree at Christmastime to the wooden manger, at Christmas we really embrace our love of wood. Read on to discover some of the most beautiful Christmas crafts created from wood.
In recent years, simple wooden Christmas decorations have seen an upsurge in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. For anyone with animals or children, if these decorations fall from the tree they won’t smash or get damaged unless you’re really unlucky. Even better for those of us with kids, these can be repainted, and upcycled as you see fit, making them the perfect sustainable Christmas trinket.
If you like to go down the traditional Christmas route and display the Nativity Scene, then wooden figurines can look just as beautiful as glass, china or wax ones. They are wood whittling videos online and how-to guides that can even show you how to carve your own – you never know you might even be making your family heirlooms that will be treasured for generations to come. Even better, you can save yourself a fair bit of money by making your own too! Check out Pinterest for some great ideas.
Ok, so these ones aren’t really things you can have in your own home, but have you ever noticed how Christmas markets all vend from traditional stalls made from wood? Take the world-famous Frankfurt Christmas Market which has been running since medieval times. Times have changed but it still looks like a magical fairytale village!
So embrace the natural wonder that is wood at Christmastime and enjoy the tradition of bringing the outside in.