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Social media is aflutter with ideas for DIY Christmas activities each time the season comes around. As the year 2020 has unexpectedly given many of us more time at home than ever, it's time to dust off those art tools and bring out the old toys and forgotten fabrics—you would be surprised at how easily you can give these items a new lease of life with a few creative touches.
"We think DIY is always better than buying new stuff around Christmas time, especially if you have materials around the house that you can upcycle into decorations," shares Winnie Woo, an industrial designer at Biji-Biji Initiative, a Malaysian environmental-based social enterprise that empowers people with skills, resources and even ethical fashion alternatives to lead a more sustainable life.
This Christmas, make some memories at home with family and friends with these crafty tips for DIY tree trimmings.
What's the most ambitious upcycled Christmas decoration the Biji-Biji team has worked on recently?
Winnie Woo (WW) We've made a Christmas tree from off cut pieces of wood. In addition to the wood parts, the tools we used were just glue, a nail gun and some screws. We also did a big installation of Christmas trees in Publika, made entirely of off cut wood and bamboo.