Deck the halls and let’s get savvy, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. We’ve trolled the ancient yule-tide carols to bring you some #SavvyChristmas tips to help you make your home looking and feeling festive.  

1. A greener green Christmas tree 

Can Christmas trees be any greener? Turns out there are a few alternatives to the chopped down choice.

Christmas in a pot

Who wouldn’t want their very own resident Christmas tree? There’s now a number of ‘grow your own Christmas tree’ services out there, where you can buy a potted tree that you can replant after the the festive season and grow for next year.

Try Pines and Needles potted fir. If the roots don’t take hold, they’ll even collect and recycle your tree!

The party plant

Who said that your Christmas tree has to be a fir tree? Dress up your favourite houseplant (or treat yourself to a new one) and show it the love it deserves for sticking around all year. What better way to celebrate a house plant who is making its way through the winter months? Plus, it’ll save you some money!

Rent a tree

If you don’t have the space in your home for a potted tree, but really want some of that evergreen magic, why not rent a Christmas tree? A number of companies are now offering pot-grown trees that they nurture throughout the year and which you can look after over Christmas.

 

2. Wreath without waste

Get on the homemade wreath wagon and spruce up your door with something a little more DIY. Buy yourself a wicker wreath frame, or make one yourself out of old coat hangers or cardboard. Collect some holly and evergreen sprigs, or get crafty and make your own from upcycled materials. Some people have even made wreaths from old corks, vintage lightbulbs and drift wood!

Consider making your own decorations using upcycled materials. There are some great ideas for using recycled newspaper – have a look at some here.

 

3. Gingerbread baubles 

Get thrifty this Christmas and make your own delicious tree decorations. It’s a great opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with your loved ones and build that festive excitement together whilst making your house smell sensational.

Check out our full recipe here: https://www.hubbub.org.uk/gingerbread-baubles

  

Use any of these tips? Let us know what you think and share your own with #SavvyChristmas.