How to make sustainable Christmas decorations

'Tis the season...for going green! This year, why not ditch the store-bought decorations in favour of a few homemade, eco-friendly options? Not only will you save money, but you'll also be reducing your carbon footprint. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

Get crafty with pinecones 

Pinecones are a great way to add a touch of nature to your home. You can use them as is or paint them in festive colours. They also make great tree ornaments! Just drill a small hole near the top of each pinecone, thread string through it and tie a knot at the end. 

Make your own garland 

Garlands are a great way to spruce up any space - and they're surprisingly easy to make. All you need is some string, scissors and decor pieces to spruce up your garland (eucalyptus leaves, berries, etc.). Tie the eucalyptus leaves or berries onto the string at regular intervals - and voila, you've got yourself a beautiful and sustainable garland! 

Upcycle old jewellery 

If you have any jewellery (that you don’t wear anymore), put it to good use by turning it into festive decorations! Repurpose old necklaces and bracelets into tree ornaments by simply tying them onto the branches of your tree or get creative and use them to make unique garlands or wreaths. 

Create your own wrapping paper 

Ditch the store-bought wrapping paper in favour of something more sustainable - like newspaper! Newspaper is recyclable and doesn't require trees to be cut down to produce it. You can also get creative using stamps, stencils or old family photos. 

Repurpose old clothing 

Got any old clothes that you don't wear anymore? Repurpose old shirts into stockings by simply cutting them into stocking shapes and adding embellishments like pom-poms or sequins. You can also use fabric scraps to design festive tree skirts or table runners. 


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