It’s almost Christmas, and it is time to think about your Christmas decorations. Creating your own decorations from scratch is a great way to save money and teach the kids a thing or two about being more eco –conscious. Here are 3 eco-friendly ideas for Christmas Wreaths that can be made at home:
Eco-Friendly Christmas Wreaths
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If you have a stash of wine cork that you have been saving up for a great DIY idea, then it is time to put them into use. Create a Christmas wreath out of your collection of corks. The organic grain and natural texture bring out the beauty of the cork in a wreath that is handmade at home. Corks will add a touch of nature to your entryway décor. Creating a cork wreath is quite simple. Use a foam wreath base and hot glue your corks all around. Decorate with a sparkly ribbon or stick some dry flowers and berries.
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As a child I could spend hours absorbed in the wonderful art of paper folding. It is easy and often a stress relieving activity. Put your old newspapers, craft papers and pages from old books to use and create a Christmas wreath out of paper. You will need four strips of paper approximately 24 cms in length and 1 cm in width to create 16 point German paper stars. Join these stars together to create a circular wreath and decorate with a broad ribbon.
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Watch this video to learn how to make German paper stars
Link to video: Origami German Paper Stars
Wreath made from cans
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We have a new wreath tutorial site – How to Make a Burlap Wreath.com
Pine cone wreaths
A wreath made with pinecones is another great eco- friendly option to explore. Collecting pinecones is a fun activity for the kids and they will enjoy putting them together into a beautiful wreath. Use your creativity and inspiration from the internet to put together a beautiful piece. Spray paint the pinecones with gold or silver or sprinkle some glitter. You can also add twigs and acorns in the middle to give it a different texture and color variation.
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With so many eco-friendly options to explore, you can create a new wreath every day for the 12 days of Christmas or pair up with your kids, neighbors or family member and each of you make a beautiful wreath. There is no limit to the creativity!