I’m sharing some updated holiday themed posts from the archives over December. Hope you are gearing up for a relaxing time with your loved ones. We’re having our first big family Christmas in five years – I can’t wait!
Is there such a thing as minimalist Christmas tree ornaments? Probably not.
But there are decorations that are edible or compostable and don’t require huge craft or sewing skills to put together. Or a glue gun.
Please note: I am not making all of these decorations. This is not turning into a craft blog.
At most I’ll string popcorn and cranberries one evening while we watch Elf and make/bake cinnamon hearts or gingerbread stars with the kids. If I get a surge of energy I might take a stab at dried oranges because I love the smell of orange. This is all IF we get a tree this year.
We’re ten days away from Christmas and I’m still not sure we will have a traditional Christmas tree. Our building doesn’t allow ‘live’ Christmas trees and our storage closet fits our luggage and a few other items. Owning a reusable Christmas tree would be a huge space investment for us. I’m mulling over painting a tree onto our solarium door with acrylic paint. Is that minimalist enough? Ha!
9 Compostable or Edible Christmas Tree Decorations
Head over for a tutorial on the linked websites if you’re interested in making any of them. You’ll want to use 100% cotton thread or twine to make the item compostable. Otherwise remove ribbons and such before you send the item back to mother earth.
6. Dried Orange
8. Pine Cones
These would be compostable if you attached the ribbon by looping it under the leaves for easy removal and didn’t add sparkles.
Beyond my skill or motivation, but you could remove staples and brads and compost the paper from these lovely ornaments.
Photo Credit: JimmieHomeSchoolMom
Any other ideas for simple earth friendly and easy to make Christmas ornaments?