Christmas is right around the corner which means it’s time to think about decorating! You’ve got your traditional crochet Christmas decorations, but why not expand your ornament collection with some handcrafted wooden ones?


Wooden decorations bring a beautiful and much-needed natural element to your festive decor. Whether your style is modern, traditional or folk, wooden Christmas tree decorations will take your home to the next level.

To help you countdown to Christmas we’ve collected twenty-four wooden ornament ideas for you to buy and make. That’s one for every day of December!

Christmas is a busy time for us all, so first up we’ve included twelve wooden Christmas tree decorations to buy. These will add instant beauty to your home with minimal effort – a win-win!

We’ve also found twelve wooden Christmas decorations for you to customise. These plain designs are perfect for unleashing your Christmas creativity on.

Get ready because you’ll want to add all these wooden Christmas tree decorations to your wish list!

12 wooden Christmas decorations to buy

1. Six ski-themed wooden ornaments

Best for lovers of snow sports!


Hit the slopes with these sweet wooden ornaments from Favengo. This affordable set includes six modern designs all following a skiing theme. There’s all your favourite snow sports including ice skating, tobogganing and of course skiing!

Each ornament is painted in bright colours and has a fun dynamic element. We love how the decorations hang from one another making them stand out against your tree.

Finished with bells and festive twine, this pack of six will make the perfect addition to your Christmas decor.

2. Floral wooden baubles

Best for those wanting to add a splash of colour (if relevant)


Florals for Christmas? Groundbreaking. AvocatoCrafts combines spring and winter decor with its beautiful wooden baubles. Decorated with Liberty Fabrics, they’re the ideal decorations for those wanting a little less red, white and green.

3. Personalised note from Santa

Best for new parents and their bundles of joy


This is an extra special wooden decoration just for little believers! Betsy Benn sells these stunning personalised decorations that come from the big man himself.

Fill in your baby's name and they’ll send you this high-quality hanging decoration. This would make the loveliest Christmas present for new parents.

4. Hanging tassel wooden decorations

Best for achieving a neutral Christmas aesthetic


Everyone needs a good tassel on their tree! These blush wooden decorations hit the perfect balance between classy decor and festive sparkle.

There are four designs to buy and all at a reasonable price. Buy the whole set or buy several of one design for a more chic look.

5. Wooden pet decorations

Best for proud pet owners


Celebrate man’s best friend with these adorable wooden Christmas tree decorations. Sweet William Store sells wooden dog decorations in a range of breeds so you can find your pet in decoration form.

Each friendly pup is wearing a Santa hat and is complete with a bell collar. Even if you don’t have a pet pooch, we guarantee these ornaments will look cute hanging from your tree.

6. Chocolate treat decorations

Best for those with a sweet tooth


Chocolate and cute wooden decorations? Sign us up! The Grey Workshop creates a range of wooden Christmas tree decorations which you can pop a Lindt chocolate in.

There’s a Christmas tree, Rudolph and reindeer design to choose from. Each one is made extra special by the addition of a chocolate treat inside. These are fab as they can be used and refilled year after year.

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7. Personalised Matisse-style Christmas tree decorations

Best for a modern Christmas look


For a truly unique wooden decoration, head over to Oakdene Designs' online shop. These cool decorations not only feature some of Matisse’s famous works but can also be personalised. Add your name (or a creative pal’s) and bring the art world into your home.

8. Personalised wooden acorn decorations

Best for those wanting a secret surprise!


Acorns are the perfect transitional decoration and these ones have a hidden surprise. We are Bread and Jam produce these shimmering metallic acorns and will personalise the leaf with any name you choose.

Not only that but each acorn can be opened up! Pop treats, notes or little Christmas characters inside for a magical surprise.

9. Sea creature wooden decorations

Best for those wanting alternative decor


Bring the deep blue into your living room with Also the Bison’s wooden trio. These sparkling sea creatures will take pride of place on an alternative Christmas tree. They’d pair perfectly with our lobster, avocado and pretzel air dry Christmas decorations.

10. Star Wars wooden decoration set

Best for Padawans!


In a galaxy far, far away Archie and Bea are handcrafting wooden Star Wars decorations! This stellar duo features the TIE fighter and the Rebel X-Wings jet. Simply slot them together and hang them off your tree so they can battle it out.

For some Star Wars-themed gifts, check out our Star Wars cross stitch patterns and baby yoda crochet patterns.

11. Wooden initial decorations

Best for unique design


How beautifully detailed are these initial decorations? Designed by Parkin & Lewis, each letter is decorated with a gorgeous mandala-style engraving. Select your initial and wait eagerly for your wooden Christmas tree ornament to arrive.

12. Miniature wooden animal decorations

Best for supporting small businesses


Support independent makers this Christmas and buy handmade. Cirencester Christmas carve all their wooden Christmas tree decorations by hand including this adorable duo.

Choose between this tiny fox or squirrel and appreciate the beauty of craftsmanship. They’ll look right at home on your Christmas tree!

12 wooden Christmas decorations to paint and make!

13. Christmas wooden antler decorations

Best for personalising the tree


At only £1 each these wooden antlers are ideal for painting and customising. Available in every letter of the alphabet, each design has fun little antlers for you to paint. Buy the initials of all your family members and have a painting party!

14. 48 piece wooden Christmas decoration kit

Best value for money


Paint to your heart's content with this set of forty-eight wooden Christmas tree decorations. There’s eight different classic holiday designs to choose from. Hang your finished decorations on the tree, add them to presents or string them up to make a DIY Christmas garland.

15. Colour your own Christmas baubles

Best for eco-friendly crafting


If your little ones can’t be trusted with paint just yet then this is the kit for you. Rather than acrylic paints, this kit includes watercolour pencils which are mess-free.

Use the watercolour pencils to colour in the six baubles included in the kit, then add some extra sparkle with the eco-glitter and finish off with a ribbon to hang. We love how every aspect of this kit is eco-friendly, allowing you to craft guilt-free.

Stitch a matching stocking!

If you’ve caught the crafting bug, why not stitch yourself a matching stocking with these DIY Christmas stocking ideas?

16. Cross stitch decoration kit

Best for festive cross stitchers


Cross-stitch your own Christmas tree decorations with this nifty kit. You’ll receive ten needles, twelve threads in twelve different colours and ten cross-stitch reindeer decorations in two different styles. That’s enough for a festive crafternoon!

These kits are suitable for children over ten, making it the perfect family activity. If you have younger children, swap the metal needle for a plastic one. These kits are available in gingerbread, snowflake, Christmas tree and a star design.

17. Advent Christmas tree decorations

Best for building up the excitement!


Countdown the days till Christmas with these wooden advent decorations. Paint them in a multitude of colours to add some vibrancy to your tree. Hang one advent decoration on your tree every day in the run-up to Christmas day to build some excitement!

18. Little Picture Company’s trio of decorations

Best for quality


Made from 100% sustainable wood, Little Picture Company’s wooden decorations pride themselves on quality. Their trio of decorations come in a cute snowflake or reindeer design and arrive ready to paint. Add sparkles, sequins and any other festive decorations to make them your own.

19. Mini wooden house decoration kit

Best for expressing your creativity


Make your own mini Christmas village with Walters Shed’s kit. Eight tiny wooden houses come inside a neat package, primed for painting.

Inside the kit, you’ll also get some glitter, glue and metallic cord to hang them with. Raid your art stash and pick up some acrylic paints to customise your village even further.

20. Wooden nutcracker decorations

Best for traditional Christmas decor


Paint your own army of festive soldiers with URMAGIC’s charming kit. Each kit has six different nutcrackers, paint brushes and a set of paints. Give your nutcrackers a fancy makeover and experiment as much as you like with colour and style.

You will need to attach a looped ribbon, twine or a small eye hook in order to hang them from your tree. Or you could leave them as they are and display them in your window, on the mantelpiece or in pride of place on Christmas table.

21. Hanging wooden bead decorations

Best for Scandi decor


Take a minimalist approach to decorating with these hanging wooden beads. They make great staple ornament and can be painted to fit your Christmas colour scheme! Paint each bead a different shade for an ombré effect or add metallic paint for a chrome-look.

22. Folky wooden bauble decorations

Best for easy painting


Beautifully hand crafted and in four unique designs, these baubles are a joy to paint. Pop on a festive film and spend the evening painting them in fun folksy colours. They’d even look good unpainted!

23. Bumper wooden Christmas decoration kit

Best for crafting with a group!


Gatherings, parties, craft groups – if you have a lot of people in your life these are the wooden Christmas tree decorations for you. This ninety-six-piece set comes in eight classic holiday designs and are primed and ready to paint.

24. Wooden Dala horse decoration

Best for folk-inspired decor


Paint the iconic Swedish Dala horse and hang a piece of Christmas history on your tree. As Dala horses were originally toys for children, decorate KOKO Woodcraft’s ornament with bright colours and traditional patterns.

Wooden ornament ideas to spark creativity

Wooden Christmas tree decorations are the ideal way to add natural elements into your festive decor. Affordable, personal and easily customised, they will add a special handmade touch to your tree.

If you’re strapped for time, invest in a premade wooden decoration. It can be brought out year after year and will remind you of Christmases gone by.

For those of you wanting to get crafty, pick up a wooden Christmas decoration to paint. There’s hundreds on the market, all in a range of styles, sizes and price points. Sit down for a festive evening of crafting and have fun!


Craft more handmade Christmas decorations with Gathered

Looking for even more homemade Christmas decorations? Alongside your wooden christmas tree decorations, cover your tree with these stunning DIY Christmas garlands.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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