Nature themes have dominated homeware trends this year – from the sage green paint on everyone’s walls to the house plant jungles that continue to dominate our interiors. If your furniture’s not rattan, who even are you?
With that in mind, it shouldn’t be hard to avoid buying more plastic baubles and angels in favour of environmentally friendly alternatives in wood, paper and wool.
From cute felt dinosaurs to intricate paper wreaths, here’s our pick of the decorations you’ll feel proud to hang on your tree this year – and won’t outlive you if they ever end up in landfill.
These gorgeous love hearts are made from 100% organic wool and come with red pom-poms (also made from wool) and a white linen ribbon. In grey and white, they’re sure to go with any festive colour scheme. There are four decorations in the set.
For something extra special, look no further than this fancy-pants tree decoration designed by Nikolaj Klitgaard, from the ARCHITECTMADE Jul Christmas collection. This is sold as a single decoration.
You can’t go wrong with a festive pine cone, these are spray-painted gold to really glam up your tree. There are three pine cones in this set.
For something a little different, try these cute painted wooden baubles from the White Company which come in an egg box, of all things. The black and white polka dot pattern is very ‘The Zara Dress’ while the gold metallic base adds a festive vibe. Comes as a set of four.
Another ode to the Zara dress, this time from the retailer itself. You get plenty of bang for your buck with this box set of cute linen decorations in various shapes – from half moons to bells to starts and angels. There are 18 units in this set.
Every Friends fan needs this bauble, aptly named ‘The One When It Was Christmas’. It’s laser engraved by hand into wood and comes with the much-loved friends-on-the-sofa silhouette. Comes as an individual bauble.
How cute are these Scandi-inspired, light grey snowflake baubles? Each ball is felted using natural Norwegian wool, filled with lambswool, and fitted with a red coloured satin ribbon. Comes as a set of three.
Paper Wreath, Paper Tree, £34.95
Deck the halls with paper wreaths this Christmas with the help of Paper Tree. This stunningly simple wreath is made entirely from paper – think paper ivy, mistletoe and Christmas rose, all finished with a green velvet hanging ribbon.
Another timeless tree decoration by Nikolaj Klitgaard, from the ARCHITECTMADE Jul Christmas collection, but this time in the shape of an angel. This item is sold individually.
This festive fellow wins an award for cuteness – and you can get him personalised, too. There are three styles to choose from – dinosaur with a Santa hat, dino with a tutu or dino with a holly wreath and scarf. This product is sold individually. If you don’t want it personalised, it knocks £1.50 off the price.
If you’re after something to break up the colourful baubles on your tree, why not go for a more natural vibe with these hand-carved mango wood star decorations? You can get large ones or smaller ones in a set of four.
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