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Making Recycled Christmas Decorations

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Make Christmas decorations by recycling items you have on hand. This is a guide about making recycled Christmas decorations.


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December 12, 20051 found this helpful

These are some swags I made for our porch where we keep our firewood. For each swag I took two branches from our old artificial Christmas tree. I laid them on top of each other, with one slightly higher. To hold them together I tore a piece of duct tape in half widthwise so it was narrow and then taped them together. I then hot glued on the pinecones which I got from my neighbor. For the bows I used an old jumper dress that I cut strips out of. I also painted the tips of the pinecones with a little bit of white paint after they were all assembled.


I think they're a little Martha Stewartish and even better because they were completely free to make:) My local thrift store sells the trees for $6. So maybe if you don't have a tree to work with you can pick one up for cheap.

By Mom 2_5 from IL

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December 13, 20050 found this helpful

You put Martha Stewart to shame. I don't think she would have ever bought a thrift store tree and used what she had on hand like you did.

You did a great job, keep up the good work.


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December 20, 2011

Instead of trashing those broken Christmas decorations, try to create something useful and meaningful. The leaves were a total waste because of being dirty and very old. Some of the Christmas balls were broken and not good for hanging.

I washed all the plastic leaves with soap and hung them to dry. I've fixed the broken Christmas balls. I got an old pot and put styrofoam inside. Then I arranged the leaves according to my style. With the help of glue stick, I fixed the Christmas balls on all the leaves.

Now these discarded materials have become useful and help decorated my home.

By MaryJane from Lachine, QC

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November 20, 20120 found this helpful

How can we make Christmas decors using recycled papers? I would like ideas and instructions. Thank you.

By Joel

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