The best eco friendly Christmas decorations


Christmas decorations can be sustainable, too

It’s nearly time to start decorating your Christmas tree – but what should you put on there?

Along with the essential lights and divisive tinsel, you’ll need some decorations you love enough to bring out year after year.

If they’re sustainable options too, even better.

Whatever your festive theme, we’ve rounded up the best eco-friendly decorations to upgrade your tree this year, from simple stars to a rather adorable pig bauble.

Set of 2 Red Paper Star Hanging Decoration

These paper stars will look effortlessly chic in your house

Hang paper stars all over the house for a simple, Scandi vibe this Christmas, and when 2021 arrives, fold up flat and reuse next year and the year after.

Buy it for £9.95 from Rockett St George.

Eliza Baubles, £16.95 (set of 4)

These glistening lantern-style baubles are made from recycled glass

Decorate branches with shimmering, gold lustre baubles made from recycled glass, inspired by lanterns from the Far East. Pretty magical.

Buy it for £16.95 from nkuku.com.

‘A Tree For Your Tree’ Tree Planting Decoration by The Drifting Bear Co,

When you buy one of these little trees, another tree gets planted

Give back to the planet with this eco-friendly, bamboo Christmas decoration – for every order placed, a tree will be planted in an area of the world that needs it most.

Buy it for £16.95 from Not on the High Street.

Red Star Angel

This adorable angel will bring some rustic charm to your tree (Picture: IMAGEartPHOTOGRAPHY)

Feel angelic by switching your glittery tree topper for a rustic wooden hand-made peg doll dressed in cotton bloomers, paper wings and a hessian skirt. A real doll of a find.

Buy it for £48 from Paper Sam

Plastic Free Outer/Recycled Plastic Filled Decorations

This Christmassy piggy is putting recycled plastic to good use

Go bold with the cutest, embroidered decorations made in Delhi with a recycled plastic filling. Proof that going green can be a colourful affair.

At now from £10 each at Ian Snow.

Make an Upcycled Leather Christmas Bauble: Instructions + Kit

You can make this shiny gold bauble yourself!

Add upcycled, razzle dazzle to your tree with a DIY bauble kit of shiny, leather offcuts. Vegan option in gold colour only.

Buy it for £15 from Yodomo.

Star and Tree Christmas Bauble

This cute stripy star is made using fabric offcuts

Shop small and sustainably this Christmas with handmade baubles using fabric offcuts, recycled PET sequins and embroidery. Festive cheer that won’t cost the earth.

Buy for £5.50 each at Wild Strings.

Ava Porcelain Window Snowflake

It doesn’t matter if it’s not snowing, with this porcelain star you can have a white Christmas every year

Trimming the outside of our homes is huge for 2020, so prettify windows with hand-crafted, porcelain snowflakes for everyone to enjoy.

Buy it for £20 from Nordic House.

Christmas Chocolate Truffle Bauble

Enjoy a tasty treat while a tree gets planted in West Africa. Win win.

These gooey, milk chocolate truffles definitely won’t last until the Big Day but for every bauble purchased, a tree will be planted in West Africa. Sweet.

Buy if for £4.95, Love Cocoa.

Glass Reusable Coffee Cup Decoration

Do you love your resusable cup you want to hang it in your house? Now you can

Full marks to the eco message of these quirky, glass decorations especially as Paperchase only use bio-degradable glitter. Time to dream of a greener Christmas…

Buy it for £8 from Paperchase.

Set of Six Recycled Paper Baubles – Cones

These charming decoratons were once shredded fabric waste

Adorn your tree with beautiful, paper teardrops, hand-made by upcycling shredded cotton fabric waste from the fashion industry.

Buy it for £32 from Rose & Grey.

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