Eco-friendly Xmas crafts

by EcoStreet on December 1, 2009

in EcoArt, EcoDIY

For an eco-friendly Xmas, make your own decorations out of garden and household waste. Twigs make an excellent Xmas tree, the bottoms of plastic bottles make gorgeous stars, and aluminium drink cans make sparkly baubles.

christmas-tree

Mini Christmas Tree

Make miniature Christmas trees from a few twigs, or make a bigger tree with thicker branches and a threaded rod on a base, that you can decorate like a traditional Christmas tree with garlands and balls. Make recycled stars and baubles for your tree too.

mini Christmas tree [esprit cabane]

christmas-star

Wintry Stars

In the past, glass bottle bases were recycled to make tiles. Today, we can recycle the bottoms of plastic water, juice or olive oil bottles into twinkling stars with just a pair of scissors.

These transparent Christmas stars reflect light from every direction and make beautiful beaded garlands or hanging decorations suspended from a bit of wire.

wintry stars [esprit cabane]

christmas-balls

Creative Christmas Baubels

Make these fun balls yourself out of aluminium cans. They’re perfect for decorating your home-made tree with, or any other tree for that matter.

creative Christmas balls [esprit cabane]

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Alexandra December 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Hi- great ideas… how about home made crackers to compliment the decorations? I have just posted this on making your own Christmas crackers… http://www.biomelifestyle.com/blog/christmas-crackers/

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Reeta Sethi December 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

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We wish to encourage Teachers, Schools, Universities and Churches to promote this campaign across the world. Each one of us have to strive to create a healthy and sustainable environment and inform the public about the environmental issues – locally, nationally and globally.

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Huband Enviro Club December 18, 2009 at 1:26 am

I love your ideas for christmas crafts!!!!! I have some ideas on our blog too except only about 5 people visit our blog.
Thanks for listening, Huband Enviro Club

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jenn December 31, 2009 at 12:14 am

I need to make one of those mini Christmas trees…SO cute! Thanks for sharing the tute too!

Thanks!!

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Adam Cleaner January 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

perhaps not quite the same as the items above but one i find always goes down well is natural candles. kids love making them and i am yet to find someone who doesn’t like them.
.-= Adam Cleaner´s last blog ..Homemade Non-Toxic Grout Cleaners =-.

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