The Holidays season is all about the family gathering, festive home decor, Christmas tree and ….list goes on and on. Since being friendly to the environment is a priority for me, I added my eco-friendly practices to my Holiday decor.
Decorating eco-friendly for me means finding more friendly alternatives available, so my decor choices do not add to landfills and pollution.
The idea is not to do away with decorating or turn the holiday into a drab affair, but to plan more responsibly and with a greater focus.
My porch is the first corner that got decorated this year. In order to remain within the frame of the eco-friendly decor practices, I reused the old fake plastic tree. While they’re made using petroleum, a nonrenewable resource, the resources have already been used, the money’s been spent, and pitching it will just mean more junk for the landfill.
I have donated almost all tree ornaments, and I am not buying new ones. Instead, I made these giant natural color bows from the repurposed material. Each of these pieces used to create these bows served as “a slipcover” for plastic vertical blinds in my condo. Some of you may giggle and call me crazy, but yes, I did make sheer slipcovers for those ugly plastic vertical blinds.
I handmade this very simple, yet beautiful, garland using natural materials: twine and cotton balls. Using a crochet needle I made chain loops and added a cotton ball on every 12 inch distance. The garland added an organic feel to the tree decor.
For further styling of the tree corner, I used eco friendly led Christmas lights, and few thick branches of a birch tree. I collected these branches this fall when a huge branch fell onto our yard.
So the total cost of my eco-friendly porch decor was $ 0.00 dollars, and I am very pleased with the achieved look as my porch now has an organic holiday touch.
Using this approach I wanted to show that simple, elegant, and responsibly made holiday décor is an attainable and viable option for everyone.
Are you a fan of the eco-friendly decor?
Happy Holidays everyone, and thank you for reading.
Linking to: The Dedicated House; Coastal Charm; Our Delightful Home; Give Me the Goods; Finding Silver Pennies; Be Betsy; A Stroll Thru Life; DIY Show Off; The Shabby Nest; The Cottage Market; Liz Marie Blog; THe Party Bunch
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16 thoughts on “Eco-Friendly Holiday Decor”
The lights under the tree with the birch branches is so warming and natural feeling. L-O-ve it!!
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This is the cutest idea ever and such a glamorous tree. Fantastic idea to use the old plastic one, it really doesn’t look like it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
Thank you Anna.
This is beautiful! I’ve never thought of using burlap on a christmas tree. So smart! I’m hosting a giveaway for a beautiful chandelier that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/master-bedroom-reveal-and-chandelier.html
Wow, that is wonderful….It’s just beautiful!
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I think your porch looks lovely, and making it an eco-friendly one, does not make it a bit dull at all. I love using things found in the nature, so this is just my style. The lights and birch branches is perfect!!
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So pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x
Your tree looks absolutely stunning! Now I’ve found a use for my old one too! thanks for the inspiration, linking back from A stroll thru Life
I am so glad that you liked my tree decor.Thanks for stopping by my blog, and and taking time to comment. I checked your blog and I love your decorating style. You have got a stunning home.
So so pretty and different, love the long wide ribbon bow tails!
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