Creating natural decorations is a great eco-friendly option this Christmas. Not only do they look super cute, but they will break down entirely in your compost bin after use. Bring nature into your home this holiday and all of those cosy Christmassy smells that come with it!
Start off simple and make a centrepiece for your coffee table. Go for a countryside walk this weekend and collect some pine cones, acorns, berries and dry leaves. You can arrange them in whatever you have lying around – an old fruit bowl or vase would work great! You could also wrap some fairy lights around your centrepiece for a magical nighttime look.
Whilst you’re on your countryside walk, why not pinch a few branches! Nab some berries and pinecones for extra detail and BAM you’ve got yourself a cute rustic wreath. If you’re feeling lazy you could even use some trimmings from your Christmas tree!
Christmas tree decorations
If you’re going for the minimalist vibe this holiday you can make Christmas tree decorations using just twigs and string. Weave the two together and you can make some simplistic hanging stars or miniature trees. You can also dry out and hang a variety of fruit such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes to add a pop of colour! Check out Wholefoods blog on how to dehydrate your fruit. Tie your dried fruit to some cinnamon sticks and star anise for some extra sweet smells.
Thread some string through any of the items already mentioned and get creative! You could drape a leafy garland on your staircase for a classy vibe, or hang some fruity ones in your doorway ready for your New Years Eve party.
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