5 Quick and Easy Recycled Home-made Christmas Decorations

5 Quick and Easy Recycled Home-made Christmas Decorations

I'm starting to get into the Festive Spirit! The Christmas lights have just gone up in our wee village and the nights are drawing in. For me, the winters cold nights are the perfect excuse for wrapping up beside the fire, drinking hot cocoa and delighting in crafts. With Christmas fastly approaching get cosy and crafty with these DIY  recycled decorations. 1. Christmas Stars I made these charming folded stars from old Weleda Catalogues but they can be made from any waste paper that you have; newspaper, magazines, sheet music, junk mail etc. This 5 pointed origami star is wonderfully easy to make and is really effective! Add a bit of string or ribbon to hang from the tree, or several together make a great bunting reel. Last year I also attached them to folded card for unique Christmas cards. Fancy giving it a go? Check out the tutorial from homemade-gifts-made-easy.com     2. Bottle Cork Elves Super cute and easy to make - these bottle cork elves are also...
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Wrap it up!

Wrap it up!

5 Sustainable Gift Wrapping Solutions In the UK alone we collectively throw away 227 thousand miles of paper during the festive season. With that in mind, I wanted to look into alternative solutions for Gift Wrapping.   So whats the problem with Christmas paper anyway? Most wrapping paper cannot be recycled. Often, the paper has been laminated with plastic, contains glitter, foil and other non paper materials. The paper also rarely has good quality fibres, (necessary for the recycling process) and is contaminated with sellotape which is not only non-recyclable  but can disrupt the recycling process.   1.  FUROSHIKI The Ancient Japanese art of cloth folding. The perfect wrap up where the wrapping is actually part of the gift! It can be used to wrap boxes, small objects and even bottles. It is a great, elegant way to avoid using plastic or paper bags and help to preserve natural resources.   https://youtu.be/ARdJKHQ5q7g If you fancy giving it a go source already existing fabrics by searching charity shops or the back of...
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