Zero Waste Holiday Decor

Contributor: Lacy Phillips
Photographer: Free & Native
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I love the holidays!! But I hate the commercialism that comes with it. I think most of us can agree that we love this time of year because of the magic it creates. I completely cleared my morning schedule yesterday and I went foraging for my favorite holiday decorations.

It’s encouraging that they are all zero waste, compostable, or vintage! I figured I’d spread the cheer and share some ideas that have less of an impact on our world – especially our ocean.


BEESWAX CANDLES | You guys have heard me go on and on about these since the first week of starting this space. Not only are they incredibly medicinal and cleansing, but they add the warmest, natural touch to the house. I also love the Swedish holiday feel they produce.

FORAGING | Like a mad person, I head to Los Feliz Blvd and forage holly, pinecones, berries, and branches. I do this yearly, and nothing feels more grounding. I advise to explore around your neighborhood. You’re sure to find the perfect greenery and berries.

CITRUS | My grandmother would always place an orange at the toe of my mother’s stocking when she was young. It’s such a beautiful and old traditional decoration. Citrus is truly my indicator that winter and the holidays have arrived in LA. Because so much citrus goes to waste on trees in my neighborhood, I forage these at night. Shhhhh. Don’t tell!

NUTS | Pecans and walnuts in their shells, in a beautiful bowl, are another natural stunning décor idea. I’m on the hunt for the perfect nutcracker to go with them.