A Plastic-Free Way of Life- Be Part Of The Change

Do you think it’s possible living a plastic-free life? Here are a few ways to help you take a new approach.

Zero waste living comes with a conscious effort. We live in a world controlled by plastic packaging and changing the lifestyle or habits would take tremendous effort.

The future generation needs to see a plastic-free environment and in order for that to happen, small changes need to be implemented now. Plastic-free comes with an added cost, yet using these products enables you to take a step by step approach towards zero-waste living.

Residing without waste doesn’t suggest you need to stay without life’s luxuries, it’s merely a method of greater awareness of your choices. By saving money on wasteful expenditures you eventually reduce your own environmental footprint, and you would be doing yourself a favour.

Wooden Christmas Tree from One Two Tree Designs
Plastic- Free Living

Here are 10 ways you can go plastic-free

  1. Say no to plastic bags
  2. Shop for environment-friendly products
  3. Buy wooden/ handmade toys for kids
  4. Give up plastic bottled water and carry your own reusable bottle
  5. Shop from your local manufacturers
  6. Shop for plastic-free presents
  7. Encourage a plastic-free Christmas tree
  8. Plan plastic-free birthdays and return gifts
  9. Preserve food without plastic
  10. Use plastic-free cookware

It is equally important for children to get involved and understand the process of plastic-free living and encourage eco-friendly habits as they grow older. This practice starts at home and hence involving them in hands-on activities is a way of teaching them.

Plastic- Free Playhouse Treasure Board in Omri's Room - One Two Tree Designs
Handmade Treasure Board for kids

You can streamline your life by streamlining your shopping list and what you embrace inside your home. You will find that you have more time to do the things that matter as a result.

You will also help solve the flourishing plastic epidemic of our world by refusing to buy items stored in single-use plastic. It really is a great start to living a plastic-free way of life.

Great Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

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.

Australia Treasure Boards - Floating Wall Shelves by One Two Tree Designs
Display your favourite toys, trinkets, and collections on our Treasure Boards
Child Friendly Wooden Shelf - Floating Wall Shelves by One Two Tree Designs
Our child- friendly Treasure Boards to gift your loved ones
Christmas gift ideas -An interior shoot of the Wally Wombat Treasure Board, by Petite Interior
Treasure Boards as Christmas gift ideas

Minimal changes can make a big impact in reducing our environmental footprint during the holiday season.

Christmas Tree Baubles Set - Tree Decoration Ornaments by One Two Tree Design
Handmade Bauble Set
Christmas Tree Decorated with Wooden Reindeer, Santa Hat, and Angel Ornament Set
Wooden Santa Ornament Set
Hand Made From the Love - Mini Sandwich Message Board from One Two Tree Designs
Custom Message Boards

Buying sustainable gifts can be part of the holiday season ritual

Simple ways such as the following can help the environment

  • Buying a wooden Christmas tree
  • Consider buying sustainable gifts
  • Shop locally
  • Buy eco-friendly Christmas decorations
  • Wrap gifts with recycled paper 
  • Buy plastic-free presents 
  • Use LED lights
  • Minimize food wastage
  • Send out handmade cards or Ecards

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.

Introducing our new Wooden Open/ Closed Signs

 

If you were a fan of our Message Boards, have we got something for you— introducing our new Open/ Closed signs! As you all know, we’ve recently relocated to Precinct 75; and with our new studio now able to accomodate walk-in customers, we realised how necessary it was to have to have a sign that clearly stated whether or not we were open.

 

open/ closed signs

 

Our Open/ Closed Signs are designed with both convenience and style in mind. With the plaques carved with ‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ on either side, they can be easily flipped to display whichever word suits. It also comes with a optional woven rope, giving you the option to either hang the sign up on your storefront, or have it sit pretty on the counter of your business. Like all our other products, these signs are sustainable and lovingly handcrafted in Australia using only premium Australian hoop pine plywood.

In terms of style, we wanted to stick to our roots and keep it simple. We specifically designed our Open/ Closed signs with a minimalist aesthetic, so that it’ll be sure to fit in with any existing decor. Whether you’re running a cutesy artisan store, a tranquil yoga studio, or even a modern hairdressing salon, our Open/ Closed signs will be a superb display piece.

We’re also thinking of designing a ‘Back in 15’ sign, so if this is something that you’d be interested in, give us a shout— we’d love to hear from you!

Christmas is Coming again with One Two Tree

Just quietly it’s the 1st of August. Can I be the first to say Christmas is coming! Well it is for us. Just so you know we are getting ready to produce another Eco Friendly Forrest of Christmas Trees for you and your families to enjoy this Christmas. Hooray! Including all of our hand made, hand painted, Australian, sustainable wooden decorations. They are apart of our Christmas Collection and they are the kind of keepsake decorations that you will treasure and proudly bring out year after year. Then one day when your children are older and beginning families of their own they will absolutely cherish these Christmas decorations as they are the very symbolic icon of their Christmas memoirs.

Our Wooden Christmas Baubles are available with sit on dowel prongs (especially made for our Christmas Tree) or in a hanging variation as pictured for all Christmas Trees.

Christmas is Coming, celebrate with our wooden baubles