5 Easy, Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree Needles

5 Easy, Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree Needles

As I mentioned before, the real versus artificial Christmas tree environmental impact debate 100% hinges on the assumption that you are treating your Christmas tree as a single use disposable item.

Here are 5 ways to easily upcycle the needles from your Christmas tree that will allow you to get just a little more out of your ole holiday decoration.

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How to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree into Non-toxic Vinegar-Based Cleaning Solution

How to Upcycle Your Christmas Tree into Non-toxic Vinegar-Based Cleaning Solution

All our arguments about which is more eco-friendly, an artificial or natural Christmas tree, are predicated on the idea that your Christmas tree is a single use, disposable item. Here’s the reality: there are a million ways to upcycle your Christmas tree. Today, we’re staring with DIY Christmas Tree Vinegar Cleaner

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4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

Orange garlands are one of my favorite zero waste Christmas decorations. They’re beautiful, they smell amazing, and they’re compostable, assuming you use plant-based twine and thread. But isn’t it a shame to only use them as a decoration and then throw them out? Guess what, there are actually a number of ways to upcycle your dried orange garland! Waste not, want not, y’all!

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How to Upcycle Wrapping Paper into Boho Paper Bead Necklaces

How to Upcycle Wrapping Paper into Boho Paper Bead Necklaces

When we last left off on Compost and Cava, I was sitting upon a mountain of used wrapping paper in my paper crown, wondering how the heck I was going to upcycle it all…. which leads us to today’s post on how to turn your old gift wrap into beautiful recycled paper beads!

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DIY Paper Banner from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

DIY Paper Banner from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

Wondering what to do with used wrapping paper? I’ve got another quick and easy no-spend DIY! Click on through for a DIY Paper Banner from Upcycled Wrapping Paper to upcycle your gift bags and gift wrap into a pretty New Years Eve paper banner!

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3 DIY Paper Crowns from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

3 DIY Paper Crowns from Upcycled Wrapping Paper

How’s a girl to creatively upcycle tons of wrapping paper? How about making pretty DIY paper crowns for New Years Eve with her 10-year-old niece?! We actually did this all on Christmas afternoon and our whole family each wore a crown for Christmas dinner. It added such a fun and playful aspect to our holiday, we may have to turn this into a tradition!

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DIY Christmas Block Puzzle Made From Upcycled Vintage Postcards

DIY Christmas Block Puzzle Made From Upcycled Vintage Postcards

When I found some beautiful vintage postcards stashed away in a drawer, I knew I wanted to upcycle them into something that was both beautiful and interactive.

Then it hit me: WHY NOT UPCYCLE THESE VINTAGE POSTCARDS INTO A BLOCK PUZZLE?!

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DIY Christmas Mad Libs Wrapping Paper (Naughty or Nice)

DIY Christmas Mad Libs Wrapping Paper (Naughty or Nice)

DIY Christmas Mad Libs Wrapping Paper from upcycled brown grocery bags: A little less can go a long way this Christmas season, so remember to recycle, reduce, and creatively reuse… and that laughter is the best gift anyone can give.

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DIY 3D Wrapping Paper from Upcycled Shopping Bags

DIY 3D Wrapping Paper from Upcycled Shopping Bags

When this beautiful Ann Taylor LOFT shopping bag wandered into my life, I saw potential. Then upon inspection, I saw the “LOFT loves the environment… please reuse this bag, and then recycle it” stamp on the bottom.

Oh Ann, you saucy minx. Game on.

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DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Skirt from an Upcycled Burlap Coffee Sack

DIY Tabletop Christmas Tree Skirt from an Upcycled Burlap Coffee Sack

If you ever find yourself struggling to fall asleep at night wondering, “how do I upcycle this burlap coffee sack into a tabletop Christmas tree skirt?” you have found the right blog. Welcome. Let’s embrace insomnia and eco-friendly crafting together. I’ll open the wine.

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Modern Minimalist Christmas: Natural, Botanical Salt Dough Ornaments

Modern Minimalist Christmas: Natural, Botanical Salt Dough Ornaments

A zero waste take on holiday cheer!

These aren’t your nanny’s salt ornaments, y’all. These beautiful and boho ornaments are all natural, non-toxic, compostable, and zero waste.

AND THEY SMELL AMAZING!

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