Zero-Waste Home Decorating Ideas For Christmas

Nov 12, 2021by Gabby - F&F

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" — and what makes Christmas so wonderful, is how festive, decorative and celebrated it is!

We only have to walk into a shopping centre and know that Christmas is near. Between the songs that play, the distinct colours and the Christmas figures around (santa, reindeer, candy canes, christmas trees). We are so quick to fall into the trap of buying all the eye-catching decorations that we forget to sometimes evaluate the need for it and how eco-friendly it might be.

This year, try decorate your home the eco-friendly way! It's still Christmassy, just better for the environment. You and your guests will love it!

Banksia Gifts Australia

Banksia Gifts Australia, make beautiful homewares from the Australian native Banksia Grandis seed pod, found in WA. 

Their Aroma Pods are functional, decorative and eco-friendly, perfect for the eco-conscious household. They soak up any essential oil and slowly release the aroma through its pores. No flames and no electricity are needed with these natural diffusers. Simply add a few drops of your favourite Essential Oil, and have your guests enchanted from the moment they walk into your home. 

The Banksia Coaster is also super decorative and are great to have around the Christmas table for everyone to pop their drinks on. When it starts to get dark, light a candle in the Tea Light Candle Holders for a beautiful glow.

Mojo Ceramic Candle Hacienda - Sweet Rose & DewberryMojo Ceramic Candle Hacienda - Sweet Rose & Dewberry


There's no arguing that candles look stunning in the home, but they also produce a warm, inviting fragrance. 

If you're wanting to stay on the Christmas theme, you will love Mojo Reclaimed Beer Bottle Candle in Candy Cane. We absolutely love Mojo Candles for making candles from reclaimed wine and beer bottles. Genius! Another Christmassy scent to dress up your home is Ecoya's Fresh Pine Candle. Both candles have the ability to transform the space in your home with their gorgeous Christmas aromas.

If you're after something more simple, you can't go past Ecoya's Vanilla Bean. But if you're after decoration points, try Salt & Rainbows Candles — they have crystals inside. Mojo Ceramic Candles are also very beautiful!

Green + Kind Coconut BowlsGreen + Kind Coconut Bowls

Coconut Bowls

Aside from your classic acai bowls and smoothies, Coconut Bowls actually make a wonderful table decoration and double up as snack bowls. 

Distribute these aesthetic, sustainable bowls across your Christmas table and fill them up with all your Christmas faves.

Our coconut bowls are available in Natural, Raw and Large in singles, 2 pack, 4 pack and 6 pack.

Earth Greetings Bamboo DecorationsEarth Greetings Bamboo Decorations

Bamboo Christmas Decorations & Re-Crackers

Looking for a beautiful decoration for your tree or home this Christmas that contains no plastic? You'll love Earth Greetings Bamboo Decorations. These decorations are laser cut in Australia from sustainable, biodegradable bamboo. They feature a hemp twine tie for you to hang up easily, they are 100% carbon neutral, vegan and cruelty free. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from like the Kangaroo, Platypus, Koala, Wombat etc. and they are made to last.

Want another way to celebrate the festive season with less waste? Try these Refillable and Reusable Christmas Re-Crackers. These crackers are designed to be reused for many year and look perfect assorted around your Christmas table. Watch as your guests dool to win a prize. 

English Tea Shop Christmas Tree CollectionEnglish Tea Shop Christmas Tree Collection

English Tea Shop Christmas Tree Collection

You can't have Christmas dessert without a cup of tea! Once lunch or dinner is over, clear the table and reset it, carefully placing one of these tea bags arond every guests seat. 

English Tea Shop Christmas Tree Collection contains 10 beautiful Christmas tree decorations, each with an organic tea blend or infusion in a pyramid tea bag. Their are 5 gorgeous flavours including Ginger Cranberry, Apple, Rosehip & Cinnamon, White Tea, Coconut & Passionfruit, Chocolate Rooibos & Vanilla, White Tea Tropical Fruits. Right on Christmas theme if you ask us!

These tea bags look super festive and are a beautiful decoration to have around the table. What's better is that it's a decoration for purpose — made to use and enjoy!

Retro Kitchen Biodegradable Dish Cloth Christmas ForestRetro Kitchen Biodegradable Dish Cloth Christmas Forest

Eco Cleaning

Make Christmas cleaning up duties a bit more fun with some decorative and Christmas themed cleaning products.

Retro Kitchen's Compostable Dish Cloth's in designs, Christmas Forest and Christmas Tree are super absorbent and easy to use. You might just be able to clean the dishes and wipe down tables in a jolly manner with these pretty designs. 

The big positive out of this, is that when the cloth's get worn out, you can simply pop them in your compost bin. So much better for the environment!

We also think Earth Greetings Organic Cotton Tea Towel of the Outback Koala is very Aussie to use on Christmas.

Decorating your house is all apart of the Christmas spirit, but this year — we hope you consider your environmental footprint and some alternatives ways to decorate, without the waste!

For more ways you can be mindful this Christmas, check out the following blogs:

5 Ways To Have A Greener Christmas!

Your Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Guide

Top 5 Tips To Have A Successful Vegan Christmas

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