I have 6 boxes of Christmas “stuff”…6 boxes. Now, admittedly I inherited 1 box from my mom, but 5 boxes is still a lot of “stuff.” As I poke my way through the bins I find garland and ornaments that have been in my family for many years. My great-grandmother’s Santa, my husbands grandmother’s felt animals and the felt Santa I made 15 years ago. These are as eco-friendly as things can be. They will be passed down through generations, never meeting their end in a landfill. Every year I buy my daughters a new ornament…a keepsake. While I dream of having a fancy designer mono-colour tree…I know in my heart that my hodge-podge tree is truly what I love.
The other thing we do every year is make new ornaments. We give these ornaments as gifts or we add them to our tree. I usually make an ornament for all the children in my family and my friends’ children. Last year I made funny felted snowmen.
This year I’m looking for a fun and creative way to re-use and recycle. Reinvention. This is the key when it comes to eco-friendly ornaments. How can we reinvent something and give it a new life as an ornament on the tree. I found these impressive ideas and wanted to share them with you. An eco-friendly ornament round-up!
Newspaper and ornament forms
toilet paper rolls
cereal boxes and scrap paper
old Christmas cards
cereal box and old Christmas bauble
magazine scraps and ornament forms
Time to collect up our fabric scraps, magazines and glue…we’ve got some creating to do! What ornaments are you making today?
And don’t forget, today is Day 7 in the Creative Christmas Countdown…why not enjoy a little hot cocoa while making ornaments with your family!