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The holiday decorating season is approaching quickly and, here at Smart School House, we are so excited! Today I’ve gathered some beautiful DIY rustic holiday decor ideas. Think: wood pallets, reclaimed wood, and farmhouse style holiday decor. It’s our favorite! If you’re feeling crafty and want to make some gifts or decor that will really stand out, browse these rustic holiday decor ideas.
Rustic Holiday Decor Ideas
1. 4 X 4 wood blocks tied with burlap
Easiest DIY rustic holiday decor ever!
2. Santa planter
CUTE and CHEAP! Use a large metal can that tomatoes come in.
3. Wood Snowman
Slices of wood made to look like a snowman. Add a scarf with scrap fabric and use acrylic paint to make the eyes, nose, smile, and buttons.
4. Bowling pin snowman
I love the embellishments of wood, greenery, and ribbon. So perfect!
5. A blustery snowman scene painted on an old window
Paint the glass with snowmen, snowflakes, and write “Let it Snow” at the bottom. Just gorgeous! Source unknown.
6. Snowman Globe
It’s literally a “snow globe”! ADORABLE! She painted an old globe as a snowman.
7. DIY wood pallet snowman scene
Use Christmas lights or string twinkle lights to light up the sky. I love how it is hanging…. It looks like a real window! I can think of a few kids who would love this glowing winter wood pallet window. Source unknown.
8. Snowman made with tires
Old tires don’t have to go to the landfill when they’re no longer useful for transportation. You can color them in white and turn them into a snowman for your outdoor holiday decor! Source unknown.
9. Wooden Santa
Use pieces of timber wood, add a red ornament for the nose, and place a Santa hat on top! Source unknown.
10. Wooden snowman
Use timber to make this snowman! Add bells, sticks, a scarf, and of course, a black hat. Adorable! Source unknown.
11. Wooden Rudolph
Use timber to make reindeer. The antlers are made with golden pipe cleaners and bows. Source unknown.
12. Snowman muffin tin
Hang this as a plaque for winter. How creative and cute!
13. Wood block Christmas decorations
How cute are these??!!! Wood block snowman, wood block Christmas tree, and wood block Santa. The Santa, snowman, and tree are made out of 4×4 wood post. Too Cute!
14. Snowman painted pot or pan lid
Smiley Faces made from pan or pot lids. I had to do a double-take on this one! What a cute way to upcycle an unused pot lid.
I love this tie on this snowman! (by Lori Wallace)
Painted by Eileen
15. DIY rustic candy canes
Use plastic yarn candy canes or wooden canes for this rustic holiday decor idea. Wrap in burlap and ribbon and add bells, pine cones, and greenery as embellishments.
16. DIY Barn wood snowman
I absolutely love the adorable burlap scarf and hat bow. Source unknown.
17. Snowman Shutters
If you don’t have old shutters you can use for these adorable snowmen, I think you can probably pick them up at a thrift store or even a garage sale for pretty cheap. The source of this photo is unknown but you can purchase some here.
Love the snowmen in window. Wish I could buy it.
Love the old window snowmen!