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3 Eco-Friendly Holiday Crafts

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

Check out these three fun and simple eco conscious crafts! Use objects from your house and yard to create holiday decorations.

1. Pinecone Garland

Supplies needed: pinecones, twine or string, thin fabric strips or ribbon

Step 1: gather pine cones.

Step 2: cut pieces of twine 8" long. Cut as many pieces as you have pinecones.

Step 3: wrap the twine around to top of the pinecone and tie in a knot close to the top of the pinecone. Tie a second knot about 1" above the top of the pinecone.

Step 4: cut a piece of twine as long as you'd like the garland to be and attach it to where you'd like it to hang.

Step 5: string pinecones onto the long twine.

Step 6: use fabric strips or ribbon to tie bows around the twine at the top of the pinecones.

Step 7: trim excess twine and adjust pinecone placement as needed.

2. Twig Christmas Tree

Supplies needed: twigs, twine, cardboard, glue

Step 1: gather twigs.

Step 2: lay out twigs and break them to create a triangle shape.

Step 3: cut one long piece of twine about 2.5'. Fold it in half and tie a knot on the folded end leaving a loop.

Step 4: start at the top of your triangle of sticks and tie each end of twine around the end of each stick moving down stick by stick until you reach the last one.

Step 5: cut a star out of cardboard and glue it to the twine at the top of the triangle.

Step 6: trim excess twine.

Step 7 (optional): using glue, attach things like buttons or colorful hole punches from cereal boxes to add ornaments to your tree

3. Wooden Ornaments

Supplies needed: a small log, paint, paint brushes, twine, a saw, a drill, glue and glitter (optional)

Step 1: use a saw to cut 1/4" thick discs off of the end of the log. Use a drill to create holes in the tops of the wooden discs.

Step 2: draw or paint whatever design you'd like onto the flat side of the wood. Painting both sides is optional. Using glitter and glue to create designs is also optional.

Step 3: let the paint and glue dry.

Step 4: cut pieces of twine about 4" long and thread them through the holes at the top of the ornament. Tie a knot in the thread creating a loop.

Step 5: hang your ornaments on your tree!

Don't forget to tag us in your post or send us a photo if you do any of the crafts!

Happy Holidays!


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