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.
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