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Eco-Friendly Fresh Christmas Greenery Ideas

Looking for sustainable, eco-friendly ways to decorate for the holidays this year? Check out the Fresh Christmas Greenery Ideas and DIY Projects.

In addition to fresh greenery, you’ll see some great faux options if you prefer to avoid the mess that can come with fresh greenery.

10 Days of Christmas Decorating Ideas

Wow, we are on Day 10! Can you believe it’s the 10th of November?

I have my tree decorated downstairs, and all the boxes are scattered around the house, but the decorating isn’t finished.

The problem is I keep thinking of projects to make. I’ll share some of those with you over the next few weeks. So stay tuned.

If you missed any of the previous 9 posts, here’s a quick recap.

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Eco-Friendly Fresh Christmas Greenery Ideas

I’ll be honest; I much prefer fresh greenery when possible. However, a faux tree is considered the best option when discussing sustainable Christmas decorating. The greenery that is cut but doesn’t damage or kill the tree is more eco-friendly than faux.

I use a mix of both faux and real greenery most years.

Let’s look at some of the ideas that incorporate both options.

Outdoor Winter Planter Idea

By: Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms

Looking for easy outdoor planters for winter ideas? Learn how to design budget-friendly beautiful winter outdoor planters.

A combination of Fresh Christmas Greenery makes these planters festive for the Holidays.

Easy Winter Porch Decorating Tips & Tricks

By: Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill

These easy winter porch decorating tips will quickly turn your entranceway into a festive and welcoming entry for the entire winter season.

Add pinecones and fresh greenery to containers for Porch Christmas Decorating.

Beautiful Faux Greenery Stems For Your Holiday

By: Kim at Cottage in The Mitten

Looking for some new greenery this Christmas? If you prefer faux over messy real, you want to check this out. Today, you’ll see some beautiful faux greenery & stems for you to use this holiday season.

Add faux greenery to make your Christmas Decorating Easy.

DIY Real Cedar and Orange Topiaries

By: Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse

These DIY Real Cedar & Orange Topiaries are a sustainable and budget-friendly way to decorate for the Christmas season. Fill your home with the wonderful fragrance of live greenery and save money this holiday by following this easy step-by-step tutorial.

Real Cedar and Dried Oranges make sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas Topiaries for 2022 using Fresh Christmas Greenery

How To Use Christmas Greenery To Create A Beautiful Mantel

By: Robyn’s French Nest

Wondering how to decorate your mantel to last you through the season and after Christmas too? Make your winter mantel decor extra cozy with these easy decorating tips. Layers + textures + greens…the perfect combination!

Layer a mantel with vintage and thrift store finds along with fresh greenery for Christmas Decorating.

Cozy Winter Fireplace Decor Essentials

By: Brendt at She Gave It A Go

Want to learn how to decorate your fireplace for winter with these essentials cozily?

Don’t miss these easy-to-put-into-play ideas.

Create a cozy fireplace for the holidays with these simple tips

How To Decorate a Rustic Christmas Mantel

By: Kelly at The Tattered Pew

Do you have a mantel that you need help decorating for the holidays? Check out these easy layering tips for how to add the best greenery, statement pieces, and rustic accents to your mantel or fireplace.

You will leave feeling inspired and ready to decorate.

Create a Rustic Mantel Decor with simple tips and Christmas Greenery Ideas.

21 Ideas for Decorating with Pinecones

By: KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms

Free and sustainableChristmas decorating makes me happy.

If you have pine cones in your yard? Here are 21 ways to add them to your winter greenery.

Use foraged pinecones and mix with fresh greenery for eco-friendly and sustainable Christmas Decorating ideas

How To Make Fluffy Christmas Garland for Less

By: Anne & AnnMarie at Simply 2 Moms

Learn how to make your Christmas mantel garland look full and fluffy without breaking your budget. These easy-to-copy ideas show you how to get height and volume, starting with a cheap garland.

This method can be used for any decorating style or color scheme.

Make greenery full and fluffy with tips and tricks for Christmas Decorating and Holiday Mantel ideas.

Fresh Christmas Greenery – Cedar Garland

I shared the Secret to Making Real Cedar Garland and added it to the greenhouse. Cedar will stay fresh much longer outdoors than inside with all the heat.

If you’d like to add a garland or make a wreath with natural cedar, I recommend using it on your porch railings, around the front door, or in another outdoor area. I

f you wish to bring it inside, be sure to use it in an area where it is undisturbed, and follow these tips to keep it fresh longer.

Thanks so much for hanging with me these past 10 Days! I hope you have enjoyed all the tips, instructions, and ideas.

Stay tuned for Christmas 2022 ideas!

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9 Christmas Fresh Greenery Ideas for Holiday Decorating in 2022


Saturday 12th of November 2022

We did it! 10 amazing days full of so much Christmas inspiration!!!


Sunday 13th of November 2022

Kelly, Yes! It was so fun.


Saturday 12th of November 2022

This was the best two weeks of ideas!!!


Sunday 13th of November 2022

Stacy, I agree. We have to do it again.


Thursday 10th of November 2022

Love this! What a great 10 days!! Pinned.


Friday 11th of November 2022

I agree AnnMarie.

Jennifer Howard

Thursday 10th of November 2022

Can't believe it's Day 10!! What a great collaboration!!


Friday 11th of November 2022

Jennifer, I loved every minutes of this.

Wendy McMonigle

Thursday 10th of November 2022

Thank you for sharing an abundance of Christmas inspiration Rachel, you are always full of great ideas.


Friday 11th of November 2022

Wendy, You are so kind.