We’re all about using recycled materials, so here are some of our favorite, eco-friendly DIY projects to get you into the holiday spirit.
Save toilet paper and paper towel rolls so you can make this simple and easy snowflake. There’s almost no instructions to follow, so it’s definitely the easiest DIY project on our list. Simply take the rolls, bend and arrange them together, gluing them as you go. Make whatever pattern you’d like then use a bit of paint to make them a festive green, red or white. Hang your creation directly on the wall or from the ceiling, turning your home into a winter wonderland.
Use these little mitten toppers to add extra holiday cheer to your baked goods. Most likely you already have what is needed for this DIY project: tape, scissors and glue plus some red and white cardstock and toothpicks. Use the mitten template provided or simply cut out your own. Now all you need are some tasty vegan cupcakes!
Garland gets an earthy update in this DIY. All you’ll need are leaves, glue, glitter, string and a spot in your home that needs some sparkle. The instructions call for store-bought leaves. For an eco-friendly alternative, we used natural leaves from outside. To preserve the leaves simply iron them in wax paper first.
This piece is the most intensive project on the list but only because it requires cutting out cardboard and assembling the pieces like a puzzle. Don’t let that deter you though, the instructions are clear and the finished project makes for a delightful friend for the holidays. Plus, since the pieces simply fit into each other, the whole project can be dissembled and stored flat until next year’s festivities.
These projects only require basic household supplies! No trip to the craft store needed, so start creating your one-of-a-kind recycled holiday decoration today.