I love a homemade Christmas. One year I made all of our tree ornaments from fabric scraps turned into "lollipops" another year I crocheted and starched string snowflakes.
Each year I try to do something homemade for Christmas because I think that is what the holiday is really about, sharing the gift of yourself with friends and family.
This year I'm continuing with my handcrafted Christmas tradition with a recycling twist. I'm finding fun and fantastic ways to make recycled decorations and sharing what I've found with you.
Over at About.com, Sheri Osborn will teach you how you and your children can turn those old puzzles into very cute ornaments for your tree
Ehow has a quick and easy tutorial to make a drum ornament from common "throw away items"
Happy Bird's Crafting Haven has a real easy project for recycling your old cards into tags for Christmas. You could use the same idea to make tree ornaments too!
Here's an easy and beautiful way to reuse your old scratched up ornaments
Have an old computer keyboard? Try this ornament made from the recycled circuitry. Suprisingly beautiful!
Turn an old soda can into a beautiful 3 dimensional star ornament
Or you can make the whole Christmas tree out of cans like they did over at http://mdewtree.com/
Here's the video from YouTube
Heres another 3 dimensional star, make this one from recycled Christmas cards.
You can use recycled paper and then follow along with iespila to make a 3 dimensional snowflake
This might be my favorite one.... Recycle a wool sweater into an adorable polar bear ornament from Fun in the Making
You'll never believe these pretty stars are made from recycled plastic bottles!
WOW! This is amazing. She just used glue, glitter, garland and Toilet Paper Rolls and made gorgeous tree ornaments!
Let me know your green holiday ideas and don't forget to enter the Green for the Holidays FatBottomBag Giveaway