Zero Waste DIY Christmas Decor // Mindful Living

Its time to get creative with these 3 Zero Waste Christmas DIYs! The festive season is a time of a lot of waste - food and plastic waste are generated by the tonne - but that doesn't mean that you need to contribute to that. By being smart and mindful of your decisions you can avoid creating a lot of waste and have a much more conscious holiday this Christmas. Make sure to check out my Conscious Christmas Guide for 10 Conscious helpful tips to get you going on the right track during the festive season!

Now lets get on with the DIYs!

Pretty Pine Cones

What you will need:

  • Pine cones

  • Paint

  • Paintbrush


This first DIY is very simple, all you need to do is paint your pine cones! If you

don’t have pine cones around, why not get creative and paint other things, like rocks or pieces of wood? The possibilities are endless!

Tetrapak Tree Ornaments

What you will need:

  • An old Tetrapak (usually milk or juice bottles etc)

  • Scissors

  • Needle & thread

  • Glue

  • Paint (optional)


1. Cut the top and bottom of your Tetrapak off so you’re left with a nice flat piece

2. Cut out any shape you like from your piece of Tetrapak. If you’re skilled with a pair of scissors try a star, and if you’re like me then just go for something simpler! You’ll

want to cut out 2 of whatever shape you decide on as we will be sticking them


3. Put some glue the backs of your shapes and then press them together. Allow it to


4. Using a needle and thread poke a hole through the top of your shape and thread it

through. Now your shape can hang!

5. This step is optional, but if you want to add some extra detail to your tree hanging

then go ahead and paint whatever details you like. I did a heart but you could also

do a nice word.

Toilet Roll Snowflakes

What you will need:

Toilet rolls





Needle & thread

Beads (optional)


1. Paint your toilet roll and let it dry.

2. Cut your toilet roll so you’re left with little loops like this.

3. Glue your loops together so they form a pretty snowflake shape. This can be a little

tricky so just be patient! Allow your snowflake to dry.

4. Using your needle and thread poke a whole in the top of your snowflake and thread it


5. If you want to add some extra details to your snowflake, string on some pretty beads to your thread.

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