If your tinsel is looking tatty and your baubles a bit broken, then it could be time to invest in some new Christmas decorations. With many people looking to move away from plastic ornaments, we’ve tracked down some beautiful, more eco friendly alternatives. While they’re generally more expensive to buy, they’ll bring joy every year for many years to come. Here’s what we’ve found.
Needle felt cat bauble, Heavenly Homes & Gardens
Clarence the Christmas Cat has got us feline extra festive this year with his seasonal get-up! His wet felted ruffle has been handstitched to his needle felted head and hat to complete this Christmas ensemble. He’s made from 100% sustainable New Zealand wool and is completely plastic free. He costs £8 and is available from Heavenly Homes & Gardens.
Hessian Merry Christmas bunting, Ginger Ray
Create that Christmassy feeling in your home this year with this hessian burlap Merry Christmas bunting (above and main image), perfect for hanging over your mantelpiece. The hessian flags have Merry Christmas printed in a crisp white design – a traditional feel with a chic twist. £8.99, available from Little Big Party Company.
Angel decoration, Annabel James
A beautiful hand-made angel hanging decoration made from recycled card and hung by a cotton cord. Perfect for the Christmas tree, for decorating the house, and looks lovely as a decoration on a gift, it costs £3.95 from Annabel James.
Set of three Kashmiri papier mache baubles, Ella James
This gorgeous set of three eco-friendly baubles has painted floral detailing based on embroidery patterns from Kashmir. They are made of papier mache, have a gold hanging loop with a red tassel and cost £28 for a set of three from Ella James.
Little Tree hanging decoration, Emma Corry Designs
A hanging decoration created using 100% wool felt, cotton cloth, glitter cloth, free hand machine embroidery and cut out by hand, using a very sharp pair of scissors. Designed, handmade, sewn and hand finished in Oxfordshire, it costs £4.50 from Folksy.
Folk bird decoration, Karoline Rerrie
Created by Birmingham-based illustrator and print maker Karoline Rerrie, this folk-inspired bird is screen printed in two colours and then assembled by hand in her home studio. Each bird comes threaded with clear nylon and ready to hang. £7.50, available from Different Kind.
Wooden corgi hanging decoration, After Noah
Add a little humour to your tree with this cute corgi, guaranteed not to shed hair or jump on the sofa! He costs £4.50 from After Noah.
Wooden Christmas tree, Salt and Steel
If you don’t have space for a full size tree, this cute little alternative is perfect for displaying on a shelf or window sill. Handcarved, it measures 43cm high and costs £29 from Salt and Steel.
Rustic black wood stars, Atkin and Thyme
This set of two wooden star lights is battery operated for ease of use and convenience, allowing you to display them anywhere within the home. Pop them onto the window sill, mantlepiece or open shelving or add to a console table, dresser or sideboard. Simply turn them on and they will remain illuminated for six hours before turning off automatically then switching back on at the same start time the following day. £49, available from Atkin and Thyme.
Three kings wooden candle holders, Bloomingville
This set of Three Kings candle holders has been crafted from lotus wood and hand-painted. Perfect for adding a touch of joy and character to your festive table or mantelpiece, they cost £39 for the set from Bode Living.
Main image shows Hessian Merry Christmas bunting, (c) 2023 Ginger Ray0