We all know that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but unfortunately it is not the most environmentally- friendly. Not surprisingly, with all the gift-buying and excess decorations, Christmas is one of those holidays with plenty of waste.
The amount of wrapping paper thrown away at Christmas in the UK alone would stretch to the moon, according to the official Gov.UK page. We also consume enough card packaging to cover Big Ben nearly 260,000 times.
Christmas is a time to have fun with our family and enjoy ourselves, but that does not need to come with an expense for the environment.
With that in mind, Christine Leech and Emma Friedlander-Collins created a collection of crafty ideas for sustainable Christmas. In their book, Zero Waste Christmas, you will be able to find a plethora of projects you can create by using the things around you to bring festive cheer to your home. You do not need to have craft skills to implement these projects, there are step-by-step instructions to guide you through the whole process. The book also includes templates of the designs for hastle-free zero-waste creations.
Zero Waste Christmas includes four different Christmas-themed chapters: Hot, Frosty, Skandi, and Retro so you can pick your favourite style or mix and match for festive mashups. Projects include no-waste decorations for the tree and zero-waste gift wrap.
So, are you ready for the most fun and sustainable Christmas this year?
Make your first move to your zero-waste Christmas by downloading the plastic bag pompom wreath design and the step-by-step instructions here: Zero Waste Christmas Wreath Project
Make sure to follow Christine and Emma on Instagram to stay up to date for more sustainable DIY crafts.