5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations

5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations

It's our favourite time of year! If you haven't already then we know you will soon be pulling out your Christmas decor from hidden corners of your home... and if you're anything like us, you like to switch your decorations up a bit so they're not the same every year!

So we've found our favourite eco-friendly DIY Christmas decorations to share with you, cutting down on waste and plastic and helping the environment. Plus, it's a really fun family activity.

Dried fruit
Keep traditional and fun by using dried fruit such as apples and oranges to give a warm and rustic look to your tree or table decorations. All you have to do is thinly slice your fruit, and dehydrate them for about 4 hours until dry.

Candle decoration
Be careful with this one! Make sure to not leave candles unattended, especially if you've wrapped them in decorations and remember to move the decorations down as the candles melt. Candle decorations are super simple, quick and fun. Just choose the natural decorations you would like to use. Then, using some twine (for a rustic look) or ribbon for something a bit more special, position the foliage or whatever it is you've chosen to use, and secure it by wrapping the twine or ribbon neatly around the candle base over and over, and finish with a bow.

Homemade Wreath
There really are some beautiful DIY wreath tutorials out there now. All you need is a wreath ring, some green wire and foliage like holly, eucalyptus or small branches of pine and you're ready to go!

Scandi Table Decorations
Go out with your family for a wintery walk, and pick some of your favourite foliage. Grab some acorns from the ground, and maybe get a few branches of holly, pine or fir. Then arrange around a few candles on your dining room table, or if you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, adorn the mantlepiece with your natural treasures. Simple, yet beautiful.

Tree Ornaments
Try grouping a few cinnamon sticks together, horizontally, and tie with a ribbon that also forms a loop, to hook onto the tree. Or get some florist wire and attach it to the base of a pine cone, then wrap the wire to a branch, so your pine cone is sitting happily on top. You can also use your dried oranges and apples as baubles!