With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to cosy up in your own spaces and add a chic festive touch with these ecofriendly and sustainable methods. After all, it is the best way to spend cold evenings by transforming your home from drab to glam. Take these decorating ideas and bring the spirit of the season into your home!
Add more earthiness to your humble abode this holiday season with shades of brown or the colour that matches your sofa – surely there was a time when you matched your potpourri to your living room aesthetic. This is your chance to go foraging in your local store or environment for some wood-y pinecones and sticks. Make them into elements that bring the cheer of winter with a splash of colour – they make a very cost-effective decoration.
Remember those jam and cookie jars that have accumulated in your storage containers? It is time to get them out. Find your local craft store and bring some candle wax for your activity. Melt the candle wax in a double boiler for about 10 minutes, then add your favourite fragrance oils, superglue or wax a wick to the bottom of the jar, and finally pour the wax. You can colour it with chopped old crayons or dried petals from a flower in your garden.
Alternatively, this incredibly simple candle jar will make your dinner table cosy. As snow, add a layer of salt to the bottom of the jar. Place a tealight in the centre and wrap a ribbon or other ornament around the jar. This is a simple way to enhance the atmosphere with your homemade candle snowball creation.
Denim And Fabric Ornaments
If you enjoy sewing and want to use your skills to create some eco-friendly home décor, keep in mind that Christmas is just around the corner, and you might need those ornaments soon. Why buy a box of plastic ornaments when you can customise your tree? Don’t get rid of an old pair of worn-out jeans or a thick fabric. This long-lasting and versatile fabric is still in good enough condition to be reused. Cut two small triangles from your fabric and sew them together; stuff them with stuffing and hand-stitch buttons or stars all over them. Finish by making a loop with a thread and hanging these adorable ornaments on your tree.
Put on your origami hats and get crafty for a cool holiday project to do with kids as a fun family activity! Use old magazine papers, maps, or even paper bags to make the most of the unique patterns on the paper. This is also an excellent ornament for your Christmas tree. A pentagon can be converted into a five-sided star in just a few steps. Finally, add a string to your stars and you’ve got yourself some adorable décor.
DIY Winter Bouquet
Pick up some branches and bring them home the next time you’re on your way home from work or an evening stroll. Choose ones of various shapes and sizes; the more variety, the better. Spray paint the branches white, silver, gold, or any other colour you want. To make your own winter bouquet, arrange the dried branches in a vase. Wrap some fairy lights around those branches if you want to make a beautiful lit piece for your mantle or windowsill.
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