Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Christmas

Its getting closer, Christmas is just around the corner.

I thought I would try and capture some of the festive spirit and put some decorations up around the house. Unfortunately, all of our Christmas decorations, including the tree, are stowed away down the South Coast. So rather than going out and buying more bits of stuff to decorate the house, I have adopted a reduce, reuse, recycle, non-commercial, approach to christmas decorating.

With the help of Pinterest I have started making some decorations to put onto our very rustic tree, (which I found on the ground out the front of our house after a particularly windy day!). So I gathered up the dead branch, put it into a galvanised bucket and started making some decorations to try and capture the Christmas feel.

So far, I think I have been successful. It is certainly a different type of Christmas tree, but it is unique, frugal, environmentally friendly and.................we like it!

I also decided to make a wreath for the front door and with the fantastic instructions provided by the red thread, I made this wreath out of old gift bags and it sits quite nicely on our red front door.

Here are a few pics of my hand made creations - have you made any decorations this Christmas? If so, I would love to see them.

Happy creating!

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