It’s our first Christmas since we moved into our newly built home. We also happen to be hosting the family Christmas party this year, so it’s safe to say, I’m rather excited about DIY Christmas decorations!
Of course, it’s easy to get carried away and buy disposable, plastic decorations. But as much as possible, I wanted to make my own Christmas decorations this year using natural materials.
Having a low impact on the environment is really important to me and my family, so I tried to keep the following in mind:
DIY Christmas Decorations Eco Wishlist
- Do I have something in my house already I can use?
- Can I use a natural material foraged from the bush?
- Will the end product be compostable? i.e. Does it decompose easily?
- Is it zero waste friendly? If not, can I use it again next year?
So, with these desires in the back of my head, I still managed to make a few fun decorations for our home. Plus, there’s a FREE project sheet for you to try making these decorations for your home!
1. Dried Orange and Lemon Ornaments
2. Dried Banksia Pods Wall Hanging
3. Christmas Wreath from Foraged Branches and Leaves
Want to make these DIY Christmas decorations too? Download the free project sheet for all these craft projects here.
We also have a REAL Christmas tree this year. It’s still continuing to be decorated at this stage, with a combination of made and bought ornaments.
Aaah, I just love the cozy, heart-warming effect of natural decor in our home!
Don’t forget to download the free project sheet for these natural Christmas crafts over here.
Do you have any other ideas for earth-friendly DIY Christmas decorations?