Decorating for the holidays involves a lot of red and green Christmas decorations, but how can you have a truly ‘green’ Christmas? Here are some fabulous ideas for ‘green’ Christmas decorations that still will fill your home with those fuzzy holiday feelings.
1. ‘Green’ Christmas tree ideas:
Decorating living potted plants with ‘green’ Christmas decorations is a great Christmas tree alternative especially if you already have potted plants around your house. Depending on the size of your plants you can decorate them with small ornaments and eco-friendly Christmas ornaments. Some rosemary plants can grow quite large and they are nice and sturdy like a Christmas tree so they make great ‘green’ Christmas trees that smell wonderful and can be used for cooking when the holidays are over! If you still want to have a traditional tree here are some more eco friendly Christmas tree options.
2. ‘Green’ Christmas tree alternatives
Create a splendid wall decoration by mounting pinecones and ornaments to the wall arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree. This can also replace having an actual tree in your home if you really want to help save some trees this year. Some people like to go the more modern route by having a “tree” made from recycled materials in place of a real tree.
3. Decorate your house with ‘green’ Christmas lights
LED lights are the best choice for ‘green’ Christmas lights. They save on energy so they are easier on your wallet and on the environment. LED lights can even be partially solar powered for an even more eco friendly choice. LED lights are slightly more expensive, but they tend to last longer than the typical Christmas lights so you end up saving money in the long run as well.
4. Make your own ‘green’ Christmas centerpieces
You can make your own festive centerpieces by arranging clove studded oranges and pomegranates or fresh cranberries in a bowl. Pinecones that have fallen to the ground can be collected, cleaned off and also make lovely accents to your ‘green’ Christmas centerpieces.
5. Use LED candles for your ‘green’ Christmas decorations
Candles can be a fire hazard and let off harmful emissions in your home if they are made from cheap waxes like paraffin. There are some natural candles that are made from pure beeswax, but if you want to avoid the fire hazards as well you can always invest in some LED candles. LED candles are battery powered, and you can find ones that flicker and are made from real wax and look just like real candles. The extra perk of using LED candles for your ‘green’ Christmas is that you can continue to use them for many more years to come.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday and hopefully these ‘green’ Christmas decorating tips will be useful! We also have more eco friendly holiday inspirations on our Pinterest page for you to peruse. Feel free to spread the word to your friends and family about how they can participate in more eco friendly holiday practices this year too!