This Christmas, make your own decorations
Christmas is here again, an endearing time for the familiy but also an occasion for excess and uncontrolled consumption in many places.
That's why we encourage you to reduce unnecessary consumption and save on decorating your home by simply making your Christmas decorations reusing and recycling objects that you have within a hand's reach. Make your own decorations and have a sustainable Christmas!
Nativity with corks
The cork from wine bottles can be used to create nativity scense characters and elements using pieces of cloth, a marker, scissors and glue.
Christmas tree made with pallets
With a wooden pallet and a saw and glue, you can create many types of original Christmas trees: dismantling the boards and arranging them as branches, as shelves from larger to smaller size, painting it as if it were a canvas...
Photo: I love palets
Snowmen with plastic cups
When you celebrate a party with friends and use disposable plastic cups, do not throw them away: save them to create a nice snowman using glue.
Ornaments for Christmas tree with toilet paper tubes
Painting, dressing and folding toilet paper tubes we can get simple and very varied ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree.
Photo: Ecocosas and El Mundo
Glass bottles figures
When you empty a glass bottle, before putting it in the recycling bin, you can use it to create all kinds of Christmas figures: a Santa Claus, the Three Wise Men, shepherds, trees ... You only need markers, paint and pieces of cloth.
Photo: Revista Amiga
Stars with plastic straws
If you want to decorate your Christmas tree, doors or shelves in your home, you can fold soda sticks in various ways and even paint them or tie them with cable ties to make them look like three dimensions.
Photo: Arte casero and Faro de Vigo
Soda caps as ornaments
Metal caps of soft drinks and beers can be turned into ornaments for hanging in trees and doors with the a marker pen and other details such as cloth and buttons.
Photo: One artsy mama
Lighting screens with coffee capsules
To make Christmas lights shine even brighter on the tree or on the walls, we can use empty coffee capsules as screens for each illuminated spot by making a small hole and inserting the bulb.
Photo: Cosas molonas
Mini pinecone tree
If you live near a pine forest, you can pick a few pine cones from the ground to join them with glue as a natural and ecological Christmas tree.
Photo: 20 Minutos and Diario artesanal
Decorative light bulbs
When the light bulbs of your house ago out, use them as a Christmas tree ornament. Simply decorate them in different ways with markers and glitter: Santa Claus, snowmen, Christmas figures ...