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Sustainable Christmas Crafting

Be Santa's little recycler this year, by re-using materials you'd usually throw away!

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Sustainable Christmas Crafting

Who doesn't love making their home look magical at Christmas time? Decorations make the festive season!

But when it's time to take them down, the tinsel and glitter can create a lot of unnecessary waste. So this year, why not have a think about some clever ways to decorate sustainably?

You’ll find these and other great festive recycling ideas in our Merry & Bright ideas book online at asda.com/creating-change-for-better. Keep on scrolling for our top picks...

Loo Roll Carol Singer

Turn your old loo rolls into quirky Christmas characters with just a few crafty bits...

 

LOO ROLL SnowMen

YOU WILL NEED:

  • An empty loo roll
  • Scissors
  • Black paint and felt tips
  • Glue
  • String or cotton

 

HOW TO:

  1. Paint the outside of your loo roll white or wrap it in white paper.
  2. Use black paint or felt tip pen to draw on the eyes, mouth and buttons.
  3. Use orange coloured card to cut out your carrot-shaped nose. If you don’t have card you can draw or paint this on.
  4. Draw on a scarf or make one out of a strip of coloured paper and glue on.
  5. Make a loop out of string, and glue or tape this on the inside of the loo roll.
  6. Hang your snowman on your Christmas tree.

 

 

TURNING NEWSPAPERS INTO CHRISTMAS TREES

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Felt tip pens
  • Glue
  • Coloured paint
  • Empty kitchen roll tube

 

HOW TO:

  1. Paint or colour your newspapers green.
  2. Draw around your hand with a pencil or pen – you’ll need quite a few (about 12).
  3. With the help of an adult, cut out your handprints and set them aside.
  4. Glue the palms of your handprints (fingers facing down) on to a kitchen roll tube starting from the bottom to build up your tree.
  5. Decorate your tree however you like using scraps of card, tissue paper or blobs of coloured paint.
  6. Display your homemade Christmas tree with pride!

 

 

MAKING FESTIVE CHAINS OUT OF OLD WRAPPING PAPER

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Old wrapping paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

 

HOW TO:

  1. With the help of an adult, cut the old wrapping paper into strips about 14cm long and 2cm wide.
  2. Create a loop out of one of the strips, overlap the ends and glue or tape together.
  3. Thread another strip through the middle of the loop you have already made and glue or tape so that you have two loops linked together.
  4. Keep making the loops to create a long chain.
  5. Decorate your tree or drape around your room to add some extra Christmas cheer.

Feeling inspired? Head over to our Christmas page for more festive fun!