Monday, November 09, 2009

Recycle Crafts for Christmas

Christmas is coming!  Don't panic, there's still time, but if you want to have a homemade Christmas, it's time to get crafting.

Today I'm sharing some easy Christmas crafts that I've found on the internet.  Each of these projects incorporates recycling so you can make your holiday a bit more green.

This craft is from I really liked this idea to make a cute Christmas tree decoration from a recycled paperback book

Here's a good one for you beachcombers.  Trinket and Dreams made some beautiful seashell angels No instructions here, but from her photos you could easily figure out how to make these cute Christmas ornaments

Over on That Artist Woman Blog, Gail Bartel  shows us how to make an old fashioned orange pomander you can even have the kids help on this project! has instructions for recycling your old Christmas cards into cute little boxes.  These would be real cute in staggered sizes stacked together as a tree ornament, or use them alone as gift boxes instead of wrapping paper.

Over at Instructables, you can learn how to recycle your wrapping paper to a pretty holiday wreath.

As always, Martha Stewart has some fabulous Christmas Crafts.  Here she shows how to turn those old holiday sweaters into Christmas stockings!

Design Sponge has a tutorial to make folded paper ball ornaments.  Why not use some pretty magazine pages to make these into a recycled ornaments.

Do you have a stash of left over ribbons?  Recycle them into these beautiful gift bows.  DIY from The Container Store

Here's another bow tutorial from How About Orange.  This easy project turns colorful magazine pages into really pretty gift toppers!

Make this recycled CD Disco Ball as a tree ornament.  It will look beautiful reflecting all your LED christmas lights!

So there you go!  Now go get crafting and help to reduce the footprint of your holiday.

Do you have any recycled Christmas projects?  Care to share? Just leave a comment below with a link and your tutorial may be featured in a future blog.


  1. Great ideas. I'll have to try some. Hello from a fellow SISTA!

  2. Thanks for posting all of this. One of my next tv shows will be about having a greener holiday. I love these ideas. If you don't mind, I want to post a link to your blog post in my show notes.

  3. Thanks! Kristy feel free to link to this blog. I can't wait to see the show on YouTube and get even more green holiday tips!


Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear what you think!


Share |
Related Posts with Thumbnails