Christmas is truly the most magical time of the year! Unfortunately, it’s also the most wasteful! Like most of our festivals. The festive season has a huge environmental impact in terms of water use, land disturbance caused by the production of some of our favorite holiday treats and staples.
If we could take that extra step to reduce our own eco-footprint , we could go a long way to protect our environment. So how about celebrating a eco-friendly Christmas? Did you know that there are ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Christmas? Plus you can add in homemade eco-friendly Christmas decorations to make your Christmas festivity more special.
8 Homemade Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations That Look Stunning
Christmas is indeed incomplete without any decorations. This time rather than heading to the store, make your own homemade eco-friendly Christmas decorations that add a twist of creativity to your home.
Christmas trees are a focal point of every Christmas. Ain’t it? WHether you choose a fake or a real Christmas tree, there is a world of DIY projects out there that can help you create your own Christmas tree. Want to have a look at an interesting alternative? Try this scrap ribbon tree. Click on the link in the pic to know more about this design.
Salt Dough Decorations
The best thing about these homemade eco-friendly Christmas decorations is the fact that they are only limited by your imagination. You could make Santa Claus, reindeers, tree ornaments or just customise them with stamped initials. Properly mixed salt dough does not crumble, and has a long shelf life when kept in an airtight container. Look up the recipe and the process in the link below the pic.
Paperback Book Mini Tree
I am in love with these decors and I plan to make them this year for home. These make lovely decors that can be placed at nooks and corners of your home to give a completely festive feel. Instructions can be found here.
Pine Cone Wreath
This pretty pine-cone wreath is another foraged option without the greenery. All you need to do is all a satin bow to a circle of cones. This gives the wreath an elegant look and looks almost store bought! Here’s the simple tutorial that you can follow to make this Pine Cone Wreath
Recycled Paper Christmas Decorations
You don’t have to spend a bomb buying Christmas ornaments. Of course they are reusable for the next few festive seasons, but these recycles paper Christmas decorations are a fun task to do even with your kids. Plus these are homemade eco-friendly Christmas decorations, so you will also get to teach your child all about recycle and reuse.
Fancy something really rustic. Then you will enjoy making these homemade eco-friendly Christmas decoration. Collect some twigs, add some old buttons, foraged twigs, pine needles, berries, old buttons and ribbons ! You have your own set of rustic snowflakes! Check out the tutorial here.
Pine Cone Reindeer
Another fun task you can do with the kids! Just add a red nose and some eyes to a pine cone, give him a few twigs for antlers and add a ribbon to hang him from on your ‘living’ Christmas tree. See the tutorial here.
Cranberry Candle Float
Sometimes simple is best! Add fresh cranberries to a bowl of water and place some white floating candles on top for instant class. See here for more details.
These are are some awesome Homemade Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations that you can try at home. Which one of these will you be trying for Christmas? Drop in a comment at let me know.