Deck The Halls With Sustainability

Deck The Halls With Sustainability

'Tis the season for upping your festive decor game and fun gift wrapping, but while making your space merry and bright, why not do it in a way that's gentle on the planet? If you want to explore some crafty, low waste holiday decoration ideas that will add a festive flair to your holiday season without leaving a footprint, then this blog post is for you!

1. Natural Ornaments

Nature inspired decor is a hit for a good reason - it is stunning and sustainable! Forage some pinecones, dry some citrus slices and toss them on a garland, use cinnamon sticks, or fallen branches. Get creative - natural items make beautiful holiday garlands or tree decor! You can also make salt dough ornaments, which are easy to make with common pantry items. You can cut them into festive shapes and press in cute details such as leaves, shapes, or beads.

2. Sustainable Illumination

Opt for energy-efficient LED lights to create a warming festive glow without the footprint or hefty electricity bill! Switch to beeswax candles, or make your own candles (these can also be given as a wonderful DIY holiday gift.) For an elegant touch, you can use old wine bottles or mason jars as candle holders.

3. Furoshiki Wrapping

The art of fabric wrapping isn't just for the holiday season; you can incorporate this low-waste hack into any celebration where you may be gifting something. Use colourful scraps, repurpose old cloth, or start with new fabric and add your own touch by dyeing or stitching together. Wrap gifts in the fabric and reuse time and time again instead of using single-use wrapping paper.

4. Zero Waste Confetti

Everyone loves confetti, but most confetti contains microplastics and is unfortunately not recyclable or biodegradable. The good news is, you can make your own low-waste confetti in a couple of different ways! Collect leaves throughout the year to hole punch and make your own beautiful earth-toned confetti, or opt for a biodegradable tissue paper using the same technique. You can also take dried or fresh flower petals and hole punch for a more colourful option.

Let your imagination run wild and dive into these low-waste holiday decoration ideas! This is also something to share with friends; maybe host a fun night of crafting with friends while celebrating the holiday season with joy and wins for the planet!

Posted by Ryliegh on 11/29/2023 to Zero Waste Living