Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate for the Holidays
December 7, 2018
If you like to live a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle throughout the year, why abandon that approach during the holiday season? Reduce, reuse, and recycle this December when you try a few of these eco-conscious decorating ideas.
Highlight Mother Nature. Light, fluffy snow blankets an evergreen tree, set aglow by the bright winter moon. It’s an iconic winter scene, one you’ll find on many holiday cards. Take a small piece of the scene and bring it into your apartment by using natural elements as decor. Fill a mason jar with water and cranberries (they float!) or showcase a single evergreen bough in a clear glass vase.
Get crafty. Maybe you could use a few more ornaments to adorn your tree. Don’t run to the craft store—stop at the grocery store. Add a fresh, colorful accent to your tree by transforming an orange into an embellishment. Push tacks into the orange to create a pattern around the center, then cut two small slits in the orange to thread through a ribbon.
Upcycle everyday items. Do you have a small basket or a large bowl you really love? Make it into a festive centerpiece this holiday season by filling it with a medley of pine cones, dried pomegranates, and any other wintry elements you like. Or take a tin can, strip the label, and cover it with a festive fabric to make a holiday-themed planter for your favorite succulent.