Sure, you could buy your decorations at the store—but if you want a more natural look this holiday season, why not head outside and find some natural holiday beauty? Many of us have artificial Christmas trees now (and goodness knows, real trees are both expensive AND difficult to get this year), but still, bringing the outdoors IN can be great way to get ready for the holidays and add a bit of festive cheer to your home. So GO GREEN this Christmas with these holiday decoration ideas will not only save you money, but are also a snap to DIY!
A Pinecone Centerpiece
Just go outside and pick up some pinecones. You can leave them natural or spritz a little gold or white spray paint to make them really shine. Pile them in a nice big bowl for a table centerpiece that works well even past Christmas.
Mix In Some Greenery
We all have our usual decorations – nutcrackers, a pencil santa, maybe a Christmas choo choo train. Add in some greenery to make it more festive and natural. The holly trees have green leaves and red berries and would look fantastic on the mantle. OR maybe trim off some branches from a cedar or pine tree. NOTE – you’ll want to wash these off before bringing them inside to be sure they don’t have insects, especially if the milder weather continues. We ARE a pest control company after all 🙂
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Traditional Dried Fruit
Drying fruit, such as oranges and apples, has been a holiday tradition for many years. You can easily dry oranges in your oven, and the best part is that they’ll make your house smell wonderful. String dried fruit along with pinecones or other foraged items in a window or on your Christmas tree.
Salt Dough & Air Dry Clay Ornaments
These ornaments are so easy to make and will look unbelievably cute on your Christmas tree. You can make them to use as ornaments, but they also make creative gift toppers. Find a terrific recipe HERE. This is a fun project for kids OR adults – you can use cookie cutters, paint, glitter… whatever you want to make beautiful, natural ornaments.
We hope you’ll GO GREEN this holiday and have enjoyed our tips for doing so! Happy Holistic Holidays from your friends at Holistic Pest Solutions! Please CONTACT US if you need treatment for any type of household pest… call us at 434 842 1700. Whether you’re in Charlottesville, Palmyra, Keswick, Ivy, Crozet, Earlysville, Greene, Madison, Waynesboro, or Staunton, Holistic Pest Solutions has the perfect plan for you that is mindful of our clients and our Earth!
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