Reduce Holiday Waste with DIY Gifts!

garbage companies monroe ct | residential waste systemsBetween wrapping paper, shopping bags and boxes, the holidays can be a wasteful time of year. Looking to cut back on your eco-footprint this holiday season? Here are a few DIY gifts that will let your loved ones know just how much you care — without the waste.

DIY Gift Ideas:

Mint Sugar Scrub

Give your friends the gift of a fresh scented scrub. This makes for the perfect stocking stuffer or a fun gift for your coworker. Mix ½ cup of coconut oil, 2 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract and 1 drop of food coloring together for a fresh smelling scrub. Find the complete instructions here.


We all have that friend who is always cold. Give them the gift of warmth with a colorful hand warmer! These fabric squares filled with rice are the perfect way to warm up cold hands. Find complete instructions here.

Chalkboard Serving Tray

Have a friend that loves to host? Chalkboard kitchen essentials are easy to make for the friend who loves to entertain! Take a look at this tutorial for instructions.

Homemade Soap

Create your own shea butter soap with peppermint and lavender essential oils! These custom soaps are perfect grab bag gifts. Try making your own with these instructions.

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