Making the holidays merry doesn't have to mean spending a bundle on decorations, trimmings and gifts. Nor does it have to involve the pangs of conscience that go along with stocking the landfill. With a little resourcefulness, you can create your own one-of-a-kind decorations, hand-made gifts and seasonal scents, like this potpourri from Real-Life Decor
. These eco-friendly DIY holiday suggestions will brighten the season and go easy on the planet.
By Jean Nayar
Nicole Esposito Polly