This holiday season, we can all make small contributions to decreasing our carbon footprints and being kinder to our environment. Below are 5 holiday decor ideas that are easy, beautiful and, most of all, environmentally friendly!
Eco Friendly Holiday Decor Ideas
Use sustainable, renewable resources or create a new life from vintage items and use them as the basis for some of your decor. There are plenty of supplies in your own backyard that can be turned into stylish, gorgeous holiday decor. These ideas will blend with most any holiday theme:
This beautiful wreath will make a statement this holiday season. By using things around the house, like cardboard and ribbon, you can make one too!
Cut cardboard to the size star you desire. Hot glue pine cones all around the edges and then continue by filling in the center. Make a 1, 2 or 3 ribbon bow and wire to the pine cones. Use floral or picture frame wire to make a hanger on the back or stand on your mantel. Simple, elegant and eco friendly!
This idea is perfect for a vintage, Victorian or just to add some bling to your holiday decor! Raid your jewelry box... mom's and grandmom's too! If you need more, scout out eBay, flea markets or vintage/antique malls. This type of wreath is different, unexpected. It will leave an impression on all those that visit during the holidays. Click the photo for instructions.
Purchase, rescue or find a dwarf fir tree and plant in a garden urn. Decorate the tree by reusing old fabric, shirts, table cloths, or napkins in your chosen color scheme. Cut strips and tie to the branches. Place this at your front door, inside or out. Reuse it again next year!
This is my favorite recycled Christmas decor idea! Before turning in your newspapers for recycling, reuse them yourself to make this beautiful Christmas tree. For complete directions, click on the image.
This is such a cool and simple idea. I have seen a lot of these ceiling medallions during my treks through flea markets and vintage malls. They are usually an affordable price. Pick one up next time you see one, paint it a color of your choice, slid in a ribbon through and hang for a different, almost modern take on a holiday wreath!
Hope you have enjoyed this small collection of ideas culled from BHG.com and MarthaStewart.com. They have some great suggestions and you can continue an idea of theirs to make it all your own!