Christmas Decor Ideas for the conflicted minimalist! (Waste-free, sustainable living)
I’m one of those people who don’t celebrate holidays for religious purposes, I just love gifts, snow, warm fuzzy sweaters and being nice… or extra nice! I like to pretend everything in the world is okay and everyone is a decent human being.
Even though I don’t celebrate it, I’m beginning to want to. I mean I’m an adult now and soon I’ll have my own place, so I’m definitely going to decorate my crib.
I also don’t like using so much plastic and throwing away a bunch of junk, so here’s this list. Enough about me, let’s decorate!
Minimalist Christmas decor ideas
Note: You’re gonna DIY literally everything
I got this idea from zerowastecutie on her IG story. Go out, grab some cute sticks n stuff, and make a wreath!
The ol’ Christmas Tree
I have a hard time enjoying diy trees that aren’t actually trees. For me, the best thing to do is just reuse that plastic tree the family has had since before you were born. If you’re mom ended up throwing it out like mine, then, yeah sure, make your own!
Here’s a cute wall hanging tree by almostmakesperfect.com.
You can also just go with a tiny tree and call it a day. That’s what I’m gonna do cause I don’t plan on living in a huge house with 5 cars and 2 kids.
I love ornaments because even though I wanna be minimalist and reduce waste, I don’t wanna be boring! (coughcough, there’s more colors out there other than white and gray!)
You can still be waste free, cute and have fun. Look at this diy below. Reuse your food to make cute stuff?? Umm, sounds good to me! (as long as no bugs come along, I mean- would they?)
Again, just go out and find some twigs and plants on the ground.
If you’re in cali, there’s no excuses. I’m out here even when there’s no snow. There’s a bunch of wild plants and cute stuff you can use in any diy project.
By the way, lot’s of people here apparently don’t know how to pick fruits off their own trees? Don’t do it while someone is watching cause it’s illegal lol
More DIY ideas
Some beautiful DIY Teraniums by thebeautydojo.com
Check them out for more lovely Christmas DIY! I know a lot of these things you will need to use plastic and junk, but try your best to find a strong thin twig and use that as a tie, instead of glue or tape!
more diy decor ideas here.
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I’m still in Cali (until March) with my husband’s familia so I’ll share some pictures of what xmas is like here if I end up going out or if they decorate lol. No snow where I’m at only rain! Still gonna make the best of it!
Remember to Reduce Reuse and Recycle!
Hope u enjoyed this post! Are you planning to diy anything this xmas? What do you think about sustainability zero waste and alla that? Do you feel some sort of way when you throw away too much junk, cause I def have lol
Coming up soon: A Xmas Lookbook -or- Gift Guide for …Who? Find out next week hehe