5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

The holidays are a time of glitz, fun and enjoyment. The eye-catching gifts, cards and decorations all add to what makes this time of year so special. This holiday season, make your days merry and bright without adding to the landfills. Need some new decorations for a Christmas or New Years party? Here are some eco-friendly alternatives for holiday decorations that you can feel good about:

1. Use last year's holiday cards:

Make a recycled wreath using last year's holiday cards. Here's how.

2. Use up your ribbon scraps:

Use up those last little bits and scraps of ribbon to make new ornaments. This would be a great one to do with kids. Here's how to do it.

3. Pine cones:

We love this idea, hailing back to elementary school days, of using pine cones to make beautiful holiday decorations!

4. Use old gift bags:

Make a festive New Years garland using leftover gift bags! Here's how. 

5. Use old books:

Make a decorative tree out of old paperback books! Instructions here.


We hope you found some inspiration in these decorating ideas to make your holidays a little more eco-friendly this year. 

For eco-friendly gift ideas, check out our Holiday Gift Guide!


Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday,

The Rice Love Team