Homemade Christmas Decoration Ideas

December 6, 2023

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by adorning your home with homemade Christmas decorations? In a world filled with mass-produced ornaments, adding a unique and eco-friendly spin to your decorations can bring warmth and personality to your home. This year, why not embrace that homemade, ‘hygge’ aesthetic, such as dried fruit or pine cone decorations, that can give your home a cosy and festive ambiance.

Dried Fruit Garlands

One of the simplest yet visually beautiful decorations involves using dried citrus fruits to create vibrant garlands. Slice any leftover oranges, lemons, or grapefruits into thin rounds, and then bake them in the oven at a low temperature until they are thoroughly dried. String them together with twine or ribbon, and you have a beautiful and fragrant garland to drape across your Christmas tree or fireplace.

Cinnamon Stick Ornaments

Want to capture that cosy scent that Christmas candles offer? Bundle some cinnamon sticks together with twine to create rustic stars, hearts, or even miniature Christmas trees. Hang these aromatic ornaments on your tree or use them to add a festive touch to wrapped gifts. Not only do they look charming, but they also fill your home with the comforting fragrance of cinnamon minus the cost of a candle!

Pine Cones

This combines getting out in nature with decorating. Collect some fallen pine cones and transform them into delightful Christmas decorations that can be placed inside or outside your home. Dip the edges of the pine cones in white paint to mimic a snowy effect, or add a touch of sparkle with some glitter. Arrange them in a decorative bowl, incorporate them into wreaths, or hang them from your tree for a natural and rustic feel.

Recycled Paper Ornaments

Get creative with old newspapers, magazines, or scrap paper to craft unique and sustainable ornaments that can either be reused or recycled afterwards. Create paper cones, stars, or intricate shapes by folding, cutting, and glueing pieces together. Finish them with eco-friendly paint or natural dyes for a personalised touch.

Incorporating sustainable practices into your homemade Christmas decorations not only enhances their eco-friendliness but also promotes a mindful and earth-conscious holiday celebration that many of us are starting to practise. Not only do these ideas allow you to be more interactive with the ornaments you fill your home with, but it also means that you can use old fruits that you have lying around the kitchen to preserve their lifespan and use year after year. 

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