Amazingly Upcycled Holidays

For some quick ideas for up-cycled holiday decorations, check out this list of the top three below along with a link on where you can find other sustainable Ideas.

1) Turn Old Wrapping Paper Into New Year’s Eve Confetti:

With all the gift-giving happening during the holidays, many are left with lots of torn-up wrapping paper and usually with no idea what to do with it. Why not shred up some of that paper to use as confetti to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Holiday wrapping paper is perfect for this as its bright festive colors are sure to create quite the spectacle.

2) Re-Use Your Decorations for Your New Year’s Party:

Many decorations can easily be used to decorate your area for the New Year’s party. An easy way to make sure your decorations look great on all holidays is to think ahead. Pick more neutral colors when buying decorations such as silver and gold. Not only is this a great way to decorate but also saves you money since you won’t have to decorate twice.

3) Double up on Your Invitations:

Most of the time you are celebrating more than one holiday event with the same people.  Why not double up on your invitations by inviting everyone to all your events using the same card! This is a great way to save money while also helping out your local environment. To put it into perspective, if every American sent one less card each year there would be enough paper saved to fill a football field ten stories high, additionally saving 50,000 cubic yards of paper.

Looking for more tips on how you can have a more sustainable holiday season?