One of the best parts about the holidays is the moment you get your family together to play some Christmas music and decorate the Christmas tree. With the twinkling lights, a glass of egg nog, classic Christmas carols playing in the background and the joy of seeing all of your favorite ornaments, it's truly one of the most magical holiday moments! If you're looking for some creative and eco-friendly ideas for adding more ornaments to your collection, you'll love these 10 upcycle ideas. From wine bottle corks to Scrabble pieces and MORE, the beauty of these upcycle ideas is that they're great crafts to do as a family over the holiday break so you can make memories while re-purposing odds and ends that you'd typically throw in the trash.
Get crafting and have some fun with these 10 Upcycle Christmas Ornaments!
This is one of the most creative ways to re-use an empty pill bottle. Simply paint it white, decorate it with buttons, sticks, fabric and a Sharpie marker for the face, and you've got yourself an adorable upcycled snowman decoration!
If you and your family members are passionate about traveling, a unique idea is to cut out all of the places you've adventured to from an old recycled map of the world and use the pieces to create holiday ornaments. This is a great tradition to keep; as each year goes by, you can create new ornaments as a way to remember all of the places you've been to as a family!
Instead of tossing your old bottle caps, a great upcycle idea is to collect them so you and your kids can create these adorable snowmen Christmas ornaments! All you'll need to make one snowman is three bottle caps, some ribbon, a button and markers - it couldn't be easier!
With all of the holiday parties, events, get together's and dinners, it's safe to say that you'll accumulate your fair share of wine bottle corks. Instead of throwing them in the trash, a unique and eco-friendly way to re-purpose them is to use them to create this beautiful circular Christmas ornament!
Charming and unique, single Scrabble letters can come together to make the most beautiful upcycled Christmas ornaments. While this "Let it Snow" combination is fantastic, you could also make some that say "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," or even "Silent Night!"
Here's an upcycle Christmas ornament idea that the kids will definitely be excited about! Using a few old puzzle pieces, arrange them in the shape of a reindeer head and get them to paint it a brown color. After that has dried, attach some eyes, ribbon and, of course, the red nose!
When it comes to creating upcycle Christmas ornaments, some of the most unlikely objects, odds and ends can make the most beautiful ideas. Case in point, these recycled furniture pieces! While we're fans of the rustic look of the ornaments in the photo above, you could also paint them red, green or gold to make them more traditional.
It can be frustrating when your outdoor Christmas lights burn out, but instead of throwing them in the trash, you can re-purpose them by transforming them into upcycle Christmas tree decorations! With a little ribbon and glittery paint, your burnt out lights can become some of the prettiest pieces of decor.
If you're looking for a beautiful way to re-use some of the beautiful pieces of festive artwork on your Christmas cards, cutting them out and gluing them inside of a mason jar lid is a unique and eco-friendly idea. Not only will this help the sentiment of your loved ones well wishes live on, but you'll also help save the environment by not throwing the cards in the trash!
Perfect for knitters and crafters, this upcycle idea is a fabulous way to get rid of some of the excess yarn you have laying around. Simply knit it around a regular bulb ornament and you'll be able to add texture and warmth to your Christmas tree without wasting precious yarn!
Looking for more ways to add eco-friendly beauty into your home for the holidays? Take a look at this Upcycle Holiday Wreath made with old Christmas ornaments - you won't believe how easy it is to create!
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