The carbon footprint of commercial Christmas tree farming, harvesting, distribution and disposal is astronomical. According to data from the Nielsen Research Foundation, approximately 21.6 million real trees and 12.9 million artificial trees will be purchased by U.S. households this Christmas. A study by the American Christmas Tree Association found that consumers would have to keep an artificial Christmas tree for 10 years in order to offset the carbon footprint of natural trees they would have bought during this period. Now you can make your DIY recycled Christmas tree out of stuff you already have.
Here is some inspiration for your recycled Christmas trees:
PVC piping makes a wonderful Christmas tree for small spaces.
Upcycled pallet shelf Christmas Tree
Give your old silver new life with this upcycled tree idea.
Folded book pages make a lovely tree
Recycled rolling pins make a great Christmas tree.
Upcycled handsaw Christmas tree
A tree made from upcycled lamp shades.
Upcycled rake Chistmas tree
DIY Stick Christmas tree
Tin can recycled Christmas tree
For a medical-themed holiday, try this upcycled glove tree
I am a proud wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. My inspiration for creating this blog is to bring awareness to the natural, cleaner and safer alternatives this world has to offer. Many choices are presented daily, and it is up to us to choose wisely!
DIY recycled Christmas decorations for your tree, home and table for a green home this festive season. Use things you already have to create the ultimate green Christmas which saves you money and the planet too!