I’ve been wanting to make my room look more Christmassy so I decided to make some eco-friendly decorations. So I thought they would be perfect to share in blogmas 🙂 🌍✨

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Last year I decided to make my own crackers that were plastic-free. I got the pack from Oxfam and bought a little gift for everyone in my family. Something like nail varnish, scrunchie etc. Maybe hand sanitiser for this year! 💖

Cardboard decorations

For these eco-friendly decorations, I’ve been using the cardboard that Christmas presents come in. Super fun and are very easy to make ⭐️


Normally, you’re meant to use an orange but we didn’t have any so instead, I used a lemon. I used a cocktail stick to get the holes and then put the cloves in. This decoration is perfect for a Christmas tree 🎄

Orange slices

This is the easiest one, cut up an orange and put into the oven. The ones below are from last year 🍊

Paper chains

If you eat kitkats, then this will be the perfect one for you! Using the outer paper part of the wrapper, glue the sides together around another one and voila 🎊 I particularly love this because it was an unexpected eco-friendly decoration!

Let me know if you try out any of these xx

Best wishes, Cx

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  1. I love this! some really great ideas and many offer a great opportunity for crafting xx

    1. Thank you 🙂 xx

  2. I love the orange slices idea! Must also smell really nice 🤩

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    1. Thanks – yes, it really does x

  3. These are super cool ideas for decorations without going and buying new ones. You can decorate for Christmas and reuse your boxes and wrappers!

  4. I love the idea of a Christmas made from reused material! Christmas is a very wasteful time of year, with packaging and wrapping paper.


    1. Thank you! xx

  6. Love this post! Such a great way to teach others sustainable alternatives. 😊👍🏻

    1. Thank you 🙂 x

  7. Those look like fun crafts to do with kids! I might try the oranges thing and making crackers 😊

    1. Yay, have fun! x

  8. These are so clever and fun! Particularly love the cardboard decorations. My sister needs to use these because her dogs eat the normal ones because of the sound they make.

    1. Awh! My cats love playing with Christmas decorations. Thank you 🙂 x

  9. Such lovely, easy ideas that everyone can do <3. I've also dried oranges for the tree this year. As a lover of Kit Kats, I loved the paper chains!

    1. Thank you for reading 🙂 x

  10. I love the cardboard decorations. I’m going to have my kids make some!

    1. Have fun, thank you for reading! x

  11. I love the idea of the orange slice! I’ve been seeing orange slices on florist pages, and I was wondering where to get them. I didn’t realize you could simply bake orange slices??? I’m not as big on Christmas decorations, but some of them (e.g. the orange slices) could become a permanent decorating item in my home too. Thanks for these recommendations!

    1. Yes, very simple. Hope you have fun! x

  12. This is excellent. I love Christmas Crackers but hate the waste. I had never thought of making my own. Oh…and the Kit Kat paper chain is awesome.

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