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Christmas decoration ideas: Eco-friendly ways to jingle your bells

Tis’ the season to be jolly, merry and wise. Tis’ also the season to go to tinsel town with Christmas decoration ideas, deck your halls with bells and holly, put a partridge in a pear tree, and let it snow in your grotto.

However, if your decor is less ‘ho, ho, ho’ and more ‘no, no, no,’ then we’re here to inject some festive spirit in your cracker and inspire some magical 2023 Christmas decoration ideas.

Christmas decoration ideas

With the rollercoaster of 2023 coming to an end, we deserve a celebration that brings us together in one way or another. And with minimalist trends like Japandi, Scandi and eco-friendly set to remain next year, it’s no wonder it’s all about the homemade Christmas decoration ideas this festive season.

Not only are green alternatives better for the environment, but they’re a fun and inexpensive way to fill your home with unique and creative cheer. Use our DIY ideas to sprinkle some fairy dust on your roof and take your home from ‘regular’ to ‘spectacular.’

Before we get started, here’s a helpful list of popular decorations to choose from.

Popular Christmas decorations

  • Christmas decoration ideasWreaths
  • Baubles
  • Garlands
  • Advent calendars
  • Stockings
  • Twinkle lights
  • Mistletoe
  • Bunting
  • Fake snow
  • Lanterns
  • Ribbons
  • Candy-canes

Eco-friendly Christmas decoration ideas

Homemade, DIY, eco-friendly, zero waste, budget-chic – these are all terms used to describe a sustainable Christmas trend that wants to last forever. With many households hit with the negative financial impacts of Covid-19, it’s the perfect time to get crafty (even if you’re not normally arty).

To get started, here are some fun ideas:

  • Repurposed glass bottles. Just decorate with candles, ribbons, glue and biodegradable glitter.
  • Potted plants and trees. Rehome evergreens and pines and garnish with festive ribbons.
  • Mini-wreath decorations. All you need is wire, wire cutters, ribbons, pine cones, twine, and your chosen foliage.
  • Sew your own stockings. Repurpose old socks or make your own from felt, cotton wool and twine.
  • Bake gingerbread. Use stencils to make gingerbread houses, cookie bunting or ginger star garlands.
  • Homemade garlands. Consider foraging for holly, ivy, pine cones, wheat or (clean) wooden sticks. Then either paint or spray them with fake snow before tying them together with ribbons or twine. Then simply hang or wrap the garlands around your home.
  • Accessorise candles or other home trinkets. Think about tying tartan bows around your jars, pots, mugs and bannisters for a cosy Christmas infusion.
  • Make a centrepiece. Plate up ribbon-tied candles, snapped candy-canes/dried fruit, frosted pine cones and string lights for an effortless but striking centrepiece.
  • Chalk and slate boards. Turn a corner of your home into a mulled wine or hot chocolate station and use a slate board to clearly identify it.
  • Add mini decorations to existing house plants. Spruce up your home with some festive foliage.

Like what you see? There’s plenty more where this came from. Discover more ideas, inspiration, tips and how-tos via Checkatrade’s blog.

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