It’s the month for joy, happiness and celebration! As the year draws to a close, it is important to remember that there was more conversation and dialogue about the environment and how our consumption patterns affect the world in which we live.
December is a month that sees more waste than any other. It is, therefore, more important to pay attention to our carbon footprint. The list of waste products is endless, from gift boxes and wrapping papers to plastic ornaments made out of streamers and wreaths.
To wrap up, here are five eco-friendly home decor ideas that you can use this holiday season. They will transform your home and give it a festive feel.
LED There be light
The holidays are a time when you picture warm glowing lights strung throughout homes. Incandescent bulbs don’t produce enough energy and are therefore not environmentally friendly. An alternative to incandescent bulbs is LED lighting, which consumes less electricity and cuts down on costs. These lights can be draped across walls, railings, fences, or your Christmas tree. To add variety to your home’s lighting, you can light scented candles that smell like peppermint or cinnamon.
Christmas is incomplete without a tree.
It can be wasteful to get a Christmas tree and then throw it away later. It cannot be easy to find a large tree that can fit inside a home. Decorating a small potted shrub with sparse foliage is also difficult as it cannot support the ornaments. Hang a few branches from different lengths of trees on the wall. The longest one should be at the bottom, while the shortest should be at the top. A string of lights can be wrapped around the tree to light up at night. This DIY Christmas Tree solves the lack of space that urban homes often face. It is minimalistic and chic.
A greener Christmas in more ways than one
You can make a DIY Christmas wreath with only a few items from your garden. Use bay leaves, bay leaves, rosemary, and other herbs to make a wreath. Then, use twine as a frame. You can make a wreath in any size you like to hang around your home. You can use either a florist or metal wire to make your wreath. You can add flowers from your garden or sprinkle essential oils for some added color to give it a relaxing scent. Your Christmas decorations will look great on any wall, door or tree.
Your kitchen can be used for much more than just baking gingerbread men and cookies. You can make DIY Christmas ornaments by mixing flour, salt, and water. Salt dough ornaments have become a rage, thanks to the fact that you can modify the shape, design, color, and even appearance with various glitter, paint, beads, and other embellishments.
A pine cone is another great addition to your ornament collection. Please look around, find some pine cones and take them home. You can create the illusion of a pine cone covered in snow by adding glue to the ends and sprinkled with Epsom salt. For a more vibrant look, sprinkle white glitter or confetti on top. These pine cones can be used in many different ways, including a centerpiece, a wreath or hanging on your Christmas tree.
The holiday season is a time for family and friends to celebrate. Decorating the home and creating these handmade decorations can bring joy and cheer. A home’s warmth and comfort can bring joy to your soul. Their homes are in harmony with the natural world and make eco-friendly living possible and a way to live.