Origami stars for Christmas decorations © WWF-Aus / Stef Mercurio
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03 Dec 2017
Want to go all out with the festive decorations this Christmas but don’t want to spend a fortune at the store?
Why not make your own decorations by recycling things around the house? It’s a great way to get creative while getting in the Christmas crafting spirit.
Check out these fun, easy and eco-friendly DIY Christmas decorations.
Learn how to make this repurposed timber Christmas tree here.
Repurpose leftover cardboard and turn it into super simple hanging ornaments.
Create hanging paper decorations by cutting out star shapes from newspapers, leftover wrapping paper or last year’s Christmas cards. For the super crafty, try folding an origami star.
Are you an expert crafter? If so, this one’s for you! Crochet your own Christmas baubles using leftover wool and thread. Check out the Ravelry website for inspiration and free patterns.
Why not create your own tea light lanterns by cutting out Christmas shapes in old wrapping paper or pages from an old book, then wrapping them around old jars?
Still have jars leftover? Tie some string around the rims of the jars and attach them to a fallen branch. You can hang these inside the house or in the garden to add a luminous atmosphere to your Christmas party.
Create this beautiful silver gum wreath for your front door, which is sure to make all your neighbours jealous! You can even create a wreath using other native greenery or edible herbs.
Make some homemade decorations this year out of some funky-patterned fabrics!
A simple piece of string, pegged with homemade decorations and leaves, are a great and creative alternative to plastic tinsel.
Turn your next stroll across the beach into a shell collection session! This image shows a simple way to create a very Australian summer Christmas tree.
A simple star shape made from fallen sticks makes for a beautiful, rustic alternative to a Christmas tree.
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