Week 38 challenge | Eco-friendly Christmas decorations

Oh eco-friendly Christmas bells, eco-friendly Christmas bells
Eco-friendly all the way
Oh what fun it is to create
The eco-friendly Christmas way!

Can you name that (slightly) modified Christmas tune?

According to Zero Waste Canada, household waste can increase more than 25% over the holiday season. So let’s do our part and get that number down by DIYing some sustainable Christmas decorations for your home!

Here’s just a sampling of ideas for sustainable Christmas decorations. Feel free to use the Google machine to find many, many more earth-friendly DIY ideas:

  1. Paperback book mini tree | Calling all book lovers! Turn a book, preferably one you don’t want to read again, into a festive tree. All you need is a book from your bookshelf (or your local MCC thrift shop), a utility knife, and embellishments of your choosing. Intrigued by this craft? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to create this novel ideal.
  2. Foraged greens wreath | Try saying that 10 times fast! From paper to, pine cones, to herbs, to branches, there are many options for your DIY wreath. Spend an afternoon with your kiddos foraging through your backyard or local park to create this circular dream décor for your front door. As always, stop by your local thrift shop for any items that you may need for this craft.
  3. Tree ornaments | The sustainable ornament options for your tree are endless: puzzle piece snowflakes, origami stars, and your local thrift shop.

Have any more sustainable Christmas décor ideas? Post a photo of your DIY on social media with the hashtag #thrifty50 and tag us with @MCCThrift. We'd love to see your ideas!

P.S. Look for more Christmas décor DIYs in MCC Thrift’s How to have a peaceful Christmas with MCC Thrift guide!

Until next Wednesday,
Lori Giesbrecht
MCC Thrift

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