3 Helpful Secrets to an Eco-friendly Christmas

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Christmas is in full swing in the Lilliput family and we are constantly thinking of ways to make our Christmas more sustainable and better for the environment! The words eco friendly scare a lot of people, however, it is a lot easier to go eco-friendly this Christmas then some might think!
There are 3 easy things you can do to help make a difference!
1. Buy local! 🌍 By buying local, you are not only helping put money back into the local economy but you're helping fund the dream of a local crafter or maker. As well as this you are reducing the amount of air miles a product has travelled before you buy it!
2. Use sustainable wrapping 🎀 This is so simple yet effective! Use brown paper and Hessian thread, along with some dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks and bits of fir twigs for a simple yet stunning looking Christmas presents! Or if your not going for a rustic look use white ribbon and wooden Christmas tree tags for a touch of luxury! This helps reduce the amount of plastic ribbon and glitter that is being thrown away!
And finally
3. Use sustainable decorations 🎄
Most decorations this time of year are made from cheap plastic, glitter and sequins which can't be recycled! Here are 3 different examples that are a fab eco friendly alternatives;
Wooden ornaments: By using wooden decorations you are bringing down your carbon footprint and using a sustainable product as the base of your ornament! These can be burned or patterns can be painted on, add a cute little ribbon or some Hessian thread and you have an eco-friendly ornament!
Soy Wax Candles: Whether it is scenting your home this Christmas or using tealights to create that cosy glow, soy wax is definitely more eco-friendly then paraffin wax. Soy wax is 100% fully sustainable, eco friendly, and toxin free and is suitable for pregnancy, children and vegans!
Fabric Ornaments: There are many templates out there on the internet that you can follow to make your own fabric decorations. You can reuse any old bits of fabric, old curtains, clothes and even bedding. Not only eco friendly but will also keep the kids entertained for awhile!

Hope you enjoyed my 3 eco-friendly Christmas tips! Comment below if you would like some pictorials on any of the above or would like a list of some local crafters/makers!

Lauren x

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