Jolly Green Celebrations
But why do we always have to spend on a Christmas tree when we can make the best out of the waste? In most cases, we buy a Christmas tree each year, and after the holiday season, we eventually throw it away and contribute to increasing landfill.
India generates more than 60 million tonnes of garbage annually, and 31 million tonnes of that is thrown into landfills. The foul odour from these landfills disturbs the neighborhood and causes soil pollution. So, it is high time for us to plan for some zero-wastage strategies. Let's all take a step ahead to the eco-friendly and zero-wastage celebration this Christmas.
Can you make your own Christmas tree?
Yes, you can make your own Christmas tree! There are many different ways to make a Christmas tree, depending on your available materials and your personal style. You can also get creative and come up with your unique way to make a Christmas tree. The important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process of creating something special for the holiday season.
What can I use instead of a Christmas tree?
"How do you make a fake Christmas tree?"- this question might be running through your mind now. You don't have to make a fake Christmas tree; just a few simple hacks are enough to manage the situation. If you don't have a Christmas tree or are looking for a different way to celebrate the holiday season, you can consider many other options. Here are a few ideas:
- Use a real tree and decorate it with lights, ornaments, and other festive decorations.
- Cut out the shape of a tree from a piece of green construction paper and decorate it with glitter, sequins, and other craft materials.
- Make a miniature tree out of popsicle sticks, or use twigs and branches from your backyard to create a natural-looking tree.
- Use a string of lights to create the shape of a tree on a wall or window, and then decorate it with paper ornaments or other decorations.
- Use potted plants as a festive decoration.
- Use a ladder or a bookshelf and decorate it with lights and ornaments to create a unique tree-like structure.
- Make a paper or fabric tree using a cone-shaped form as the base and decorate it with ribbons, beads, or other craft materials.
You can also get creative and develop your unique way of making a Christmas tree. The important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process of creating something special for the holiday season.
How do you make a Christmas tree on a budget?
On any special occasion, budget is the most important thing. But sometimes, due to lack of time or management, we all tend to surpass the allotted budget. So here are some ideas on how you can make this jolly celebration budget-friendly:
- Shop for decorations at thrift stores, garage sales, or discount stores to find deals on ornaments and other holiday decorations.
- Use natural elements such as pine cones, berries, and branches to add texture and interest to your tree.
- Make your own decorations using materials like paper, twine, and felt. Using simple craft supplies, you can create fun shapes like snowflakes, stars, and ornaments.
- Use old Christmas cards or wrapping paper to make decorations. Cut out shapes or punch holes in the paper to create hanging ornaments.
- Use lights to add sparkle to your tree. You can wrap lights around the branches or use them to create a fun design.
- Add ribbon or garland to your tree for a pop of colour. You can use a simple ribbon in a single colour or mix and match different patterns and textures for a more eclectic look.
In addition to these ideas, you can save money by sharing the cost of decorations with friends or family members or by making a budget and sticking to it when shopping for decorations. The important thing is to get creative and find ways to celebrate the holiday season without breaking the bank.
Tips for an eco-friendly Christmas celebration:
Eco-friendly Christmas is a trend growing in popularity, and it's not surprising why. It's a great way to celebrate the holidays while also being mindful of the environment. There are many ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Christmas; they don't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are some tips:
Make a list:
Make a list of all your gifts and find out what they are made of. Then, if you have any items on your list that can be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives, go ahead and swap them out for something that will do less damage to the environment.
Buy recycled gifts:
This holiday season, buying recycled gifts is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. You can find many stores that sell recycled goods or make your own by buying used items from thrift stores or garage sales. Plus, it's always fun to get creative with your wrapping paper. You can also opt for gift hampers that includes long lasting durable products like TheBetterHome’s insulated coffee tumblrs. This elegant coffee flask comes with a wide range of colours, and also it is a perfect fit in you travel bags.
Use LED lights:
LED lights are more energy efficient than traditional Christmas lights because they use less power and last longer than other bulbs. In addition, they're cool enough to touch, so you won't have to worry about kids getting burned when they go out for a midnight snack.
Wrap gifts with newspaper:
Instead of buying wrapping paper, use old newspapers or fabric scraps from your sewing kit as a replacement for wrapping paper.