11 Easy DIY Christmas Decorations | WWF New Zealand

11 easy DIY Christmas decorations

Want to go all out with the festive decorations this Christmas season, but don’t want to spend a fortune at the store?

Then there's no better time to put on your crafty hat and dabble in some fun DIY projects. This Christmas, why not make your own decorations by recycling things around the house? It’s a great way to be creative while getting in the spirit of the season. Not only is it a fun holiday activity with friends and family, it'll also help the planet by turning old things into new!

Check out these fun, easy and eco-friendly DIY Christmas decoration ideas.

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Re-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. For extra twinkle, you can add some LED lights.

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Here's a fantastic alternative to plastic tinsel. Simply peg homemade decorations and leaves on a string and wrap around your Christmas tree or hang them along your walls.

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Skip the plastic Christmas tree and make your own unique, rustic and eco-friendly tree using things around the house. All you need are some sticks from the backyard, string and some homemade cardboard decorations.

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Have old cardboard laying around? You can repurpose any leftover cardboard and turn it into super simple hanging ornaments - perfect for the Christmas tree or by the window.

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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.

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Create your own beautiful tea light lanterns by cutting out Christmas shapes in old wrapping paper or pages from an old book. Then, wrap them around old jars, light a candle and watch the room become illuminated!

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If you still have leftover jars, 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.

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If you have old t-shirts or fabric that can't be given to goodwill, you can turn them into homemade decorations!

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Get your folding fingers out! 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.

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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.

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A simple star shape made from fallen sticks makes for a beautiful, rustic alternative to a Christmas tree.

Originally published by WWF-Australia

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