How to Make Decorations with Recycled Materials?
Christmas season is upon us, and one of the biggest forms of waste that we have to date is Christmas decorations. This is because they are often made poorly, and often out of cheap plastic, so they are not made to last. Plus, when they reach the end of their lives, they end up in the landfill, where they will stay forever, and never degrade.
So what are some awesome crafts that you can make for Christmas that are far better for the environment, while still giving that festive feel? Can you make decorations with recycled material?
We all have some form of scrap paper lying around. Be it old office documents, junk mail, sales fliers, you name it. If possible, combine it with some paints, or crayons, to give it some festive colors.
You should connect them with paper tape, or with staples in order to make sure sure that it remained compostable or recyclable when you are done using it for the holidays.
(reference: https://creativefamilyfun.net/recycled-paper-chains/ )
Paper snowflakes are a staple to make during the holiday season. They are fun to make, and no two of them turn out the same. You can even color them a variety of ways to make a tree or a wall look far more festive.
Using recycled paper or junk pail can provide a variety of looks, and even gives you a chance to reuse something before you get to recycle it.
Citrus garlands are things that have been becoming more and more popular lately. Many of us toss out food or orange peels, and this is a way in which you can utilize the oranges to make a nice and festive garland whilst also making sure that you are not causing a large footprint.
These garlands are made with dehydrated orange slices stringed together. They can also be made by simply using the orange peel by itself. When you are done for the holiday, it can either be saved for the next year, or you can just compost it.
Bottle Cap Wreath
This is a cute little craft that will look rather pretty on a tree or a door. It is also a great way to use plastic bottle caps that you may have been accumulated from drinks, milk, etc. If you do not have some, I am sure you can find a friend or family member that has a drawer full of them.
Just connect them together with some wire, either on a larger wreath or as a small one that you can hang up on a tree.
(for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SClpB3kCsYU )
There is a lot of things that you can use around your house to help to decorate your home for Christmas. Many of these are things that you might have tossed in the trash. So, take these examples and make decorations with recycled material for your home!