Christmas is notorious for being the season of excessive waste. Between food, gift-wrapping and electricity, this festive season also happens to be the time when we tend to neglect the planet the most. But it doesn’t have to be so. If you’re planning on setting up a tree in your home this year, we encourage you to forgo the store-bought tinsel and glitter-ridden ornaments and instead, create your own from recycled material around the house. Get your kids engaged in these five DIYs and instill in them an environmental conscience for many more Christmases to come.  

 

Using old beer bottle caps. 

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Using burnt out light bulbs. 

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Using your old junk mail. 

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Using old clothespins. 

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Using old jigsaw puzzle pieces. 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto.

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