Recycled Christmas Ornaments: 60 Ideas and DIY Step by Step

With the arrival of Christmas, in addition to the preoccupation with the gifts and the dinner of supper, it is necessary to look for inspirations to decorate the house. Finding alternatives that fit your pocket and balancing your priorities is the best solution for anyone who wants to put together the useful and enjoyable for this era! A simple technique is to recycle materials or packaging that can be reused to provide a decorative object for the home, without the need to make high investments. Today we are going to talk about the recycled christmas ornaments :

Simple objects such as scissors, glue and scrap are indispensable for any kind of recycled christmas ornament . For the rest, let your imagination flow and create with what you own at home, like scraps of cans, plastic items, debris papers, toilet paper rolls, egg cartons and even those old CDs.

Let the Christmas mood come into your home in a simple and original way. Nothing better than having a piece made by yourself! And if you have children at home, put them to this activity that is much more fun than riding the traditional Christmas trees.

60 ideas of recycled Christmas ornaments for you to get inspired in 2018

To facilitate your understanding, find out how to recycled christmas ornaments with 60 wonderful ideas that we have specially selected for you:

Picture 1 - Christmas ornament recycled: decorative boxes made with cardboard.

Decorative boxes made of cardboard


For this idea, abuse of colored cardboards and sticky ribbons to decorate the packaging.

Picture 2 - Aluminum cans result in a beautiful calendar to await the arrival of Christmas.

Aluminum cans result in a beautiful calendar


Cover the cans with numbers printed and mount on the wall in Christmas tree format.

Picture 3 - Turn the ice cream sticks into a Christmas tree of garnish.

Christmas ornament tree made with sorvetess sticks


Paint sticks and decorate with stationery items. The more colorful, the better the effect of composition!

Picture 4 - Guirlanda made with burned lamps.

Enjoy burnt out lamps to make garland


With a round bezel, it is possible to fix the bulbs in the contour until they cover the entire rim.

Picture 5 - Chocolate + Christmas = perfect combination!

Match Christmas with chocolate.

Picture 6 - Paper scraps create a different effect for the wall ornament.

Recycled Christmas Ornament with Papers

Image 7 - Assemble the decorations through the technique of cutting and gluing.

Christmas ornaments with cut and paste

Picture 8 - Crib made with roll of toilet paper.

Roll of toilet paper to make the crib

Picture 9 - With disposable cups a beautiful Christmas setting is set up.

Christmas scene with recyclable cups


In addition to glass jars, mount this small ornament with the clear disposable cups. They look great to decorate the sideboard of the living room!

Picture 10 - Christmas tree made of tire.

Christmas tree with tires


This idea is perfect for anyone who wants to build a big tree. Paint the tires to stand out!

Image 11 - Snowmen made of cork.

Dolls made of cork

Image 12 - Cardboard plates form small Christmas trees.

Small Christmas trees with cardboard


Paint and wrap the cardboard dish in a cone shape and decorate with woolen yarn.

Picture 13 - Turn the lamp into a beautiful Christmas tree ornament.

Penguin-shaped ornament made with lamp

Picture 14 - Ride a creative and unique tree!

Assemble a creative and original tree by recycling plates and microchips


With remnants of TV and computer cards it is possible to mount an original tree for the geeks.

Picture 15 - The roll of toilet paper can turn into a fun ornament for the entrance door.

Fun embellishment with roll of toilet paper

Image 16 - Recycled Christmas ornament with tin ring.

Tin Rings for Christmas Ornament


Use a styrofoam ball to glue the canister rings. You can paint the rings with spray paint, but with the natural color also resemble the Natalino mood.

Picture 17 - Put the children to paint the symbols of Christmas.

Put the children to paint the Christmas ornaments


With a ready base, let the children have fun at this stage of painting. Put creativity into action and abuse colored pens!

Picture 18 - Recycled Christmas ornament: Christmas star made with toothpick.

Christmas star made with toothpicks

To fix the tips use colored stickers that remind the colors of Christmas.

Image 19 - Recycled Christmas Ornament: Reuse coffee capsules to grace the tree.

Coffee capsules reused for Christmas ornaments

Picture 20 - Or maybe a beautiful blinker.

Fake Christmas Flasher with Coffee Capsules

Picture 21 - Canudos transform into colorful ornaments recycled to tree.

Canudos turn into colorful recycled tree ornaments.

Image 22 - Recycled Christmas ornament made with magazine / newspaper sheets.

Recycled Christmas ornament made with magazine / newspaper sheets

Picture 23 - Recycled Christmas ornament with bullet paper.

Recycled Christmas Ornament with Bullet Paper

Picture 24 - Recycled Christmas Ornament: Paint the sheets of the newspaper or magazine to give the colors of Christmas.

Recycled Christmas Ornament: Paint the sheets of the newspaper or magazine to give the colors of Christmas

Image 25 - Christmas tree made with roll of paper towel and tea pack.

Roll of paper towel and tea packaging to make Christmas tree

Image 26 - Recycled Christmas ornament with magazine.

Recycled Christmas ornament with magazine

Image 27 - Christmas tree made of tin.

Christmas tree made with cans


Cut the aluminum cans to form shallow pots and insert plants to give the green touch of the tree.

Image 28 - Mobile made with line and scraps of paper.

Lines and scraps of paper to make the mobile

Picture 29 - Recycled Christmas ornament: Christmas ball made with styrofoam and bottle caps.

Bottle caps for the Christmas ball

Picture 30 - Christmas ornament made with buttons.

Buttons as a base for the Christmas ornament


Sewing lovers can take inspiration from this garland made with green and red buttons. You can do a smaller version to decorate the Christmas tree.

Picture 31 - With the garden tending in the pot, also set up a Christmas garden inside the old lamps.

Christmas garden in old lamps

Picture 32 - Recycled Christmas Ornament: Glass jars can be beautiful candle holders.

Candle holder made of glass jars


Paint the glass pots leaving a crack in the shape of a Christmas tree for the passage of candle light.

Picture 33 - Build a Christmas mini-set to decorate some corner of the house.

Boxes to mount a Christmas scene


Pack boxes with scraps of paper and mount this scenery next to the Christmas tree!

Image 34 - Recycled Christmas Ornaments: Mount a wall tree with disposable cups.

Cups for mounting a wall tree


The cups help create this 3D effect of the tree with the wall, leaving much more striking in the environment.

Image 35 - Christmas tree made with wine stopper.

Wine Stoppers to Mount a Recycled Christmas Tree

Image 36 - Recycled Christmas ornaments: the traditional candy packaging wraps around this garland made with scraps.

Recycled Christmas ornament with candy packaging

Image 37 - Cut different pages to form this composition of colors and prints.

Christmas ornament with cutouts

Image 38 - With the remains of the gift papers it is possible to assemble a mix of props.

Mix of props with papers


For lovers of origami and folding, they can venture into beautiful embellishments made with gift wrapping paper. The cool thing is to opt for prints that combine to leave the composition harmonic.

Picture 39 - You can use remains of wood or popsicle sticks to mount a rustic garland.

Rustic garland with ice cream sticks

Image 40 - Christmas ornament made with popsicle stick.

Beautiful recycled Christmas ornament with popsicle sticks

Image 41 - Christmas ornament made with CD.

Recycled Christmas Ornament with CD


Cover the CDS with a fabric that reminds of Christmas. It can be smooth in green and red, or with plaid or plaid prints.

Picture 42 - Recycled Christmas ornaments: use book or magazine sheets to assemble decorative folds.

Decorative folding with magazine

Picture 43 - Christmas ornament made with coffee cup.

Christmas ornament with coffee cups

Image 44 - Packaging and soda lids can turn into props for the Christmas tree.

Props for the tree with soda packaging

Image 45 - Christmas tree made with disposable spoon.

Disposable spoons as a base for the decorative tree

Image 46 - Custom wall decorations.

Decorative Wall Stickers


The round base can be a disposable plate, the color is with the printed napkin and the glitter with the glitter inks.

Picture 47 - Mount small trees to make a composition.

Small trees decorated and recycled

Image 48 - Christmas tree made of cardboard.

Use the cardboard to assemble the Christmas tree

Image 49 - Garland made with roll of toilet paper and crepe paper.

Crepe paper and paper roll for garland mounting


Cut the roll into several pieces and cover with crepe paper. After drying, cover the entire environment of a round base and finish with a loop to form a door garland made from recyclable materials.

Picture 50 - Christmas ball made of magazine.

Recycled Christmas ball made with magazine paper


Cut the sheets of magazines into small strips and roll them over the styrofoam.

Image 51 - Christmas tree with mirrored balls.

Mirrored Balls

Image 52 - Paint the aluminum cans to give another look to the ornament.

Paint the cans to give a new look to the Christmas ornament


Spray paints are best suited for painting this type of material. With wires and balls of wool it is possible to decorate this Christmas tree made with cans.

Picture 53 - Flasher made of plastic.

Flasher made of plastic

Image 54 - Turn the popsicle sticks into snow symbols.

Snow symbols with ice cream sticks

Image 55 - Recyclable Christmas tree.

Recycled Christmas Tree Template

Image 56 - Recycled Christmas ornament: garland made of cardboard and spray paint.

Cardboard and spray paint to mount the garland


Mount the garland with the rollers in different diameters to create a more beautiful effect for the decorative item.

Image 57 - Woolen rolls can be the basis for a composition of small Christmas trees.

Christmas tree with woolen rolls


Wrap the thick yarns of wool until it completely covers the roll and then attach some colored buttons to remember the Christmas balls.

Image 58 - Make themed candlesticks with bottles!

Candlesticks with bottles


Paint and decorate the glass bottles to decorate the supper table.

Image 59 - Mount a wall Christmas tree with paper towel / toilet roll and printed sheets.

Christmas tree wall


Cut the rolls into 25 pieces and paste the days of the month into each. Attach one by one on the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree to form a beautiful ornament in the environment.

Image 60 - When the door spices turns into a beautiful Christmas ornament.

Christmas ornament with door spices

How to make recycled Christmas ornaments with video tutorials

Now that you've seen all these ideas and inspirations of recycled Christmas ornaments, check out how to make yours at home with some practical ideas in the following video tutorials:

1. Ideas for Making Christmas Ornaments with PET Bottle

2. Christmas DIY with recycling

3. Christmas gift bag with recycled material

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