Today is the official start of ecokaren’s “24 days of Green Crafting for Christmas” Countdown.
Everyday from today (GULP!), I will post green holiday crafting tips and ideas or recipes until Christmas. Some will be my originals and some will be a round up of ideas that I think you’ll enjoy.
I know. I’m crazy. I might pass out by Day 14 but I have ambitious goals. I figured, ’tis the season and why buy frivolous decorations and gifts when you can make them at home? Right? Right.
Martha Stewart has nuttin’ on me. May be.
Are you ready?
First, remember glass jar lid ornaments I made last year? I will be making more of these with new pictures.
To start this year’s green crafting for Christmas, I want to introduce you to these awesome DIY’s. I was amazed at the ingenuity of the materials these handmade makers used to make these awesome crafts. Some can be given as gifts and some are decorations for you home. Check them out!
Wire Hanger Advent Calendar
Look at this easy peasy advent calendar made with a wire hanger and beads. I mean, how simple is this? And how cute! Cat of Polarity sent me this tutorial and I think it’s too simple not to make it today.
Start collecting toilet paper tubes! Look at this fancy Christmas wreath made with cut up tubes. No one would know that these are made from toilet paper tubes! Can you? You can paint them in red or green if you’d like. And may be even sprinkle some snow flakes or sparkles on them too.
Christmas Cards Garland
This is one of those ‘stupid simple’ ideas – not stupid…you know what I mean – that you are probably saying to yourself, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” Isn’t this cool? I mean, how clever is making Christmas garlands with old christmas cards? I’ve made gift tags with old cards but I love this idea too. If you can’t sew, you can use craft glue to glue two pieces of cards on the wrong sides together with a ribbon running through in between them.
Talking about garlands, when was the last time you made a popcorn garland? It’s been years for me. So this tutorial was a great reminder how easy it is to make it and how natural popcorn garland is. You can throw it in your compost after Christmas. Don’t have a compost? You can throw it away guilt-free since it’ll biodegrade, unlike those store bought plastic garlands. My problem would be that we’d eat the popcorn while making it and we’ll never have enough!
What do you think? Easy peasy crafts, right?
Here is Day #2!