It’s the most wonderful time of the year to have an eco-friendly Christmas by going green, reducing waste, being kind to the environment, and buying eco-friendly gifts this season.
Christmas is the most loved time of the year that brings the family together, yet it also consists of lavish meals, gifts, unnecessary gift wrapping, and lots of wasted food. These habits are built over the years and are usually difficult to get rid of.
A few new traditions can be created, keeping the old ones also intact that would bind families together and make them feel safe and comfortable, and we can create those traditions this year by opting for eco-friendly Christmas decorations, trees, and gifts.
Minimal changes can make a big impact in reducing our environmental footprint during the holiday season.
By taking these small steps towards saving the environment is a great lesson to be passed on to the next generation who will continue to preserve the environment
This way you can show people in your life how much you care for them while still caring for the environment, by giving sustainable, eco-friendly gifts.
Green gifting gives you a range of eco-friendly gifts that will allow you to take part in the holiday season without compromising your sustainable values.
So head up to your local store, eco-friendly product websites, flea market, or an antique emporium! An eco-friendly gift will always be unique, and shopping for handmade gifts can be lots of fun too. You never know what treasure you’re going to discover.
While we set foot into the holiday season, we want to interact with people and connect with things that make us happy and feel cheerful. Christmas is one festive season that depicts lights, candles, handcrafted decorations, sharing meals with the family, and waiting for Santa to arrive. All of these invoke strong childhood feelings.
As we unwrap the Christmas decorations from the previous year, it leads us to a pathway of emotions of excitement. The bittersweet nostalgia brings back fond memories of family gatherings, unwrapping gifts together, putting up decorations, cooking together, and a lot more.
So the joy is extended by putting up those Christmas decorations early and feeling the spirit of Christmas.
This season we can make it a lot more special by adding more decorations to our existing collection. We can buy handmade decorations that would last us over time.
Remember when you purchased a product that lasted so long and you kept telling your friends and family about it? Yes, that is the story of handcrafted products. The material withstands the time and will last you years together and you know that you have made a good purchase.
Also, recent times have only shown us how technology can replace skilled workers with machines this also means that when we support skilled work we are supporting local production which is good for the community and breaks away from machine-made goods. This also works well for the environment.
Handcrafted decorations are unique and each product has a unique difference. A lot of our products are personalized and made according to your specifications with a whole lot of love and care in Australia.
Eco-friendly products encourage natural and organic decorations. You will also be contributing to the sustainability of the environment. So let’s go green this season and make it a Christmas to remember!
Following the success of our Australian-shaped Treasure Board, we started receiving loads of requests from customers all over the world, pleading with us to create various Treasure Boards unique to their homeland. But amongst the heap of requests, one country especially stood out to us…
Well New Zealand, you asked and we listened— we’re proud to introduce the latest Treasure Board to our One Two Tree family, in none other than the shape of New Zealand! Aside from the fact that you guys were probably the most passionate in your pleas, it also felt right to expand our Treasure Board series with a country close to our hearts.
From its rugged coastlines to its glistening snow-capped mountains, we were inspired by how New Zealand was known and absolutely adored for its breathtaking sceneries and vast landscapes; and we wanted to encapsulate these striking physical features in our Treasure Board. Although it took a bit of tinkering around with the design to get completely perfect, we were finally able to recreate New Zealand’s unique shape by differentiating each of its three main islands!
Personally, I think that the most exciting stage about developing a new product is seeing the very many ways that our lovely customers choose to display our pieces around their homes. With endless options as to how to style and fill the shelves of our NZ Treasure Board, I can’t wait to get inspired by the creativity of each and every one you!
Height: 82cm. Width: 23cm. Shelf lengths from 9 to 14cm long. Depth of Shelf: 6cm. 9mm Australian Plywood— Natural Finish. Weight: 1kg. Arrives flat packed with assembly instructions and hardware.
*All orders placed for New Zealand will be custom made within 1-2 weeks and we ship worldwide with Express International Couriers.
Afterpay is also now available, just in time for Christmas!
Yay! You’ve finally got your Christmas Tree from us. Now, it’s time to brighten it up with some of our beautifully crafted decorations that we’ve made this year.
It’s been a long time coming but we finally came around to making our very own ornaments. They sit neatly and perfectly on the top of each branch of your One Two Tree Christmas Tree. It’s just the ultimate pairing!
We’ve got a range of wooden decorations made from our sustainable Hoop pine and Tasmanian oak to adorn your Christmas Tree. Get the whole fam to have some fun and decorate the trees with our cute wooden decorations. We have two cute decoration sets appropriate for the festive season:Santa and Bauble.
Our popular Bauble Set is available in seven Australian-themed shades. While our Santa Set is available as a set of Red Santa Hats, Mocha Reindeers, White Angels. Each wooden decoration set includes three large and two small sizes or available as mixed packs of 20, 50 and 70 pieces – suited to your Christmas Tree decorating style.
Apart from our unique dowel prong decorations, we also have traditional hanging baubles available to order as well.
Hold on, your tree isn’t complete just yet! It isn’t a Christmas tree without an angel perched up at the top. Finish off your beloved Christmas Tree with our Tree Top Angel with its clean and crisp minimalist design. If angels aren’t your thing, we’ve also got an adorableTree Top Star in a refreshing lemon shade.
These decorations also work well as an awesome gift for your friends and family. Whether you like your Christmas Tree lined up or splayed apart, the wooden decorations are a sure-fire way to embellish your tree just in time for the festive season.
The festive season always gets us reminiscing about where we first started. Four years ago, we made our first family Christmas tree out of leftover hardwood and the seeds of One Two Tree were sown. We realised we had created something wonderfully unique: an eco-friendly, sustainable, stylish and quality handmade alternative to the throw-away traditional tree. Unlike the plastic ones, we made something that would last a lifetime. One of the perks of this job is seeing all the beautifully creative ways the One Two Tree Christmas Tree can be decorated and re-decorated every year.
We’re constantly conscientious about the impact we have on the planet and the purchasing decisions we make. As a result, we’re inspired by quality natural materials, movers & shakers of handmade craft and honest design. We’ve always stuck to our roots of creating beautifully finished handmade objects and simple design solutions for the home. Our products are made from sustainable woods right here in Australia. Staying mindful is the key – and this time of year should be no different. Here are some of our our tips for decorating and celebrating Christmas in a creative and conscious fashion:
Buy quality items to last
Shop locally: support your local community, local craftspeople, designers and small businesses!
Shop second hand for vintage / unique kitsch decorations
Use your hands and get hand-crafting: there are stacks of tutorials and templates you can find online to get you started. See our previous blogposts for inspiration.
Research sustainable products and materials: involve natural materials for that rustic / fresh feel – think sustainable woods, clay, yarn, organic fabrics, sea shells, pine cones, native plants and flowers
If you have kids, get them involved for a fun crafternoon activity
Incorporate decorations from previous years for a fresh feel
Refresh decorations from previous years by giving them a little facelift: a fresh lick of paint, watercolours or adding some glitter
Energy efficient LED lighting
Limit plastic, packaging and cheap disposables
Recycle and redecorate wrapping paper / packaging / gift boxes
Simplicity: less is more
This Christmas, remember to watch the waste – everything we use, buy and discard everyday makes an impact. ‘Tis the season for giving, so give a little back to the Earth what you have taketh during this year’s passed. We hope these tips get you inspired this season.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and festive season, from the One Two Tree family to yours.
It’s that time of year again: a time to stress out on what to give your loved ones this Christmas! Fret no more because we got you covered – the suggestions we have for you below will surely put a huge grin on their faces as they unravel their presents on Christmas Day. Why get your loved ones generic presents from department shop giftoriums when you can shop with us? Because there’s simply nothing better than giving 100% Aussie made sustainable gifts for the ones you love.
Gifts for dad
Dad will always hold a special place in your heart, but is often the trickiest to buy for. One Two Tree’s Large Christmas Tree would be the perfect treat for dad. We recently added The Large Christmas Tree, which now stands at 150cm tall and would be a great addition to the family living room for many festive seasons to come. We think he will definitely appreciate its minimalistic and timeless design.
Gifts for mum
To complement mum’s gift to dad’s (like how they complement each other), try getting her our wooden Christmas tree ornaments. The adorable decorations come in the Bauble Set or the Santa Set in different sizes and packs. Our signature Christmas Tree will stay on-trend with the help of mum’s decorating skills.
Gifts for the brother
Our linen prints are a fun addition to any room and we think any brother would appreciate the nautical ones. The nautical linen prints are perfect to hang above the bed or simply on the wall to add a nice a naval feel. They’re available in a variety of colours and prints for every kind of brother out there!
Gifts for the sister
The latest Treasure Boards range could not be a better gift for the sister. These fantastic Treasure Boards are available in different shapes and sizes: Play House, Wally Wombat, Dream Cloud, Rain Cloud, The Circle and Australia. All of the Treasure Boards come with shelf inserts that cleverly (and safely) locks together so she can conveniently display all her delicate trinkets.
Gifts for the bestie
Besties aren’t necessarily family but they are the family you choose and for that, they deserve a special gift. We suggest you get her one of our wooden Message Boards; it’s simple and easy to personalise with our Custom Wooden Letters. Like our famous Christmas Tree, the Message Boards are 100% Aussie made and environmentally friendly. What more could one want from a gift?
Gifts for the little one
For the last but definitely not the least! The littlest one needs a pressie too and we got just the perfect thing. Treat your little one to some (or all) of our furry friends from the Little Aussie Treasures collection. It ranges from our native Kangaroo to theKoalato even a Rainbow and they are super cute available in an array of pastel shades. If you like to keep it simple, they’re also available in their natural wooden shade. Bonus tip: this collection of wooden goodies goes hand-in-hand with the Australia Treasure Board!
“Where do you get those beautiful paper baubles from?”. This has been a popular question for many of our customers. The answer is: Poppies for Grace
They are called the mini honeycomb tissue balls and they come in every colour under the rainbow. They also come with little a white tie string so you could easily hang them on your One Two Tree branches too. We decided to lose the string and just causally place them on top of each branch in a spiral formation of colour and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Poppies for Grace is the work of besties Alana and Sara. Their business is quite simply a celebration of colour and paper. So if you are celebrating they have you covered with an array of beautiful paper decorations. Their range has it all from lolly bags to stationary, from confetti to wedding invites. It’s a well orchestrated collection of everything you need to soiree in style.
We will be stocking their honeycomb tissue ball very soon, but in the meantime check their website out. Both Alana and Sara are ever so helpful and will literally bend over backwards to help you out.
If you’re loving the decorations you see in the picture above well so do we. So much so we are now stocking the Crystal Pyramid Poms online in our shop right now for you to purchase.
Made by the talented artistic duo Dear Plastic they come in a DIY pack of four with easy to follow instructions and beautiful twine string to hang them straight onto your One Two Tree.
We discovered Dear Plastic online and instantly fell in love with their colourful creative ways. Handmade with a watercolor finish each POM is truly captivating and so vibrant and they truly complement our One Two Tree.
We asked Yumi and Taki from Dear Plastic five quick questions
1. How did Dear Plastic form? Dear Plastic started organically. Just the two of us creating and developing ideas together and making things for friends. I guess 3 years ago we decided that we wanted to develop it further and work on our ideas full time.
2. Is this a full time career for you both? Yes.
3. How does sustainability and the environment play a role in your work? The environment and nature is a big influence on our work. We both have a strong connection with Shinto belief and the idea that everything has a Spirit or God. This respect for everything around us leads to sustainable ideas. I guess that keeps us always thinking of ways of creating ideas that have the least impact on the environment.
4. What does POM stand for? POM is the sound of fireworks exploding in Japanese! Our POM’s turn from 2D to 3D over and over again by pulling a string and we think it similar to fireworks going off!
5. What’s next for dear plastic, new products? exhibitions? We are working on a window installation for Pieces of Eight gallery in Melbourne at the moment. That will open on the 3rd of Dec. We will have a stall at the upcoming Markit at Fed Square in Melbourne and then at Finders Keepers in Sydney. We’re really interested in collaborating and working on larger spaces for installations.