29 Recycled Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas
For a budget-friendly Christmas that helps save the environment, check out these amazing recycled Christmas crafts.
The holidays are always a little bit merrier when you can make recycled crafts that will save you time and money. Recycled Christmas crafts can be some of the most creative and exciting projects you can imagine. Whether you're looking for DIY ornaments to make or festive DIY wall decor to deck the halls, there's something on this recycled Christmas decorations and gift ideas list for you.
It always feels good knowing you can turn something old or something you'd normally throw away into a fabulous recycled craft idea. Turn that old lightbulb into something to trim your tree with. Don't let those bottle caps go to waste when you can make fun DIY wall art instead. With these Christmas crafts on your nice list, you wont be disappointed.
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Recycled Gift Ideas
Don’t worry if you’re in a pinch to get those presents wrapped this year. Here are a few Santa-approved DIY gift wrapping ideas to get you started. Make this year memorable when you use these recycled Christmas crafts to finish off your Christmas wrapping. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy and fun it can be to find solutions for all your homemade Christmas gift endeavors. Delight your friends and family with these jolly ideas. You don't have to spend a ton of money when you have ideas like these at your fingertips. The holidays will be a breeze with these Christmas crafts.
Create these cuties with some holiday motifs for a truly Christmassy gift or personalize it. Either way, it will be a hit.
Repurpose bath towels to make these adorable and festive Christmas character bath mitts! These are great for hosting family for the holidays.
Upcycle a boring old glass jar into a beautiful candle holder gift for your friends, family, co-workers, partners or for the kids' teachers.
Turn an old T-shirt into a fun gift bag for this year's gifts!
These tins are great gift card holders or useful for any other small gifts this season!
These cheerful keyholders will ensure the recipient never loses her keys again!
One gift in a jar that is sure to be a hit is an edible gift like this one! Include most of the ingredients for a great soup recipe in this jar and let the recipient enjoy a delicious dinner this season.
This is a fun one for the teens! Just the pit of an avocado to make jewelry!
This is another great easy jewelry craft that will help you make use of old jeans!
Show a loved one you care by making these easy DIY gift boxes without having to spend a fortune!
Sweep your friends away with this genius Christmas gift wrapping idea.
In all honestly, you will probably have to tell your friend you made this because it looks so professional!
Recycled Christmas Ornaments
Nothing brightens up your home quite like homemade Christmas ornaments. Get inspired with some of the best DIY ornaments around. Recycled crafts never looked so merry than when decked all over your Christmas tree. Whether it’s lightbulbs or metal lids you’re using, there’s something here to suit you. These cheery ideas should get you excited for the season of giving. Make your holiday season memorable for you and your family with this stunning selection of Christmas craft ideas.
These Recycled Lightbulb Ornaments are easy to make but pretty enough to display with pride.
This DIY ornament is a super cute recycled craft that can save you some money during this expensive season. Plus, you can make this DIY ornament in under an hour with drying time included.
Transform old, unused phone books into something you actually want to show off with this Christmas craft idea.
Learn how to turn old, unused candles into charming Christmas ornaments.
This adorable little idea uses fake snow and glitter to create a shimmering scene for your tree.
Let it snow recycled crafts this season when you check out this adorable DIY ornament.
Use old maps of special places to make this charming and inventive recycled Christmas craft. Don't have a map? Just print one out.
This ornament is simple, sparkly, and (best of all) made from recycled items.
This adorable reindeer craft idea uses materials you have laying around the house to create a too cute reindeer for your tree.
Recycled Christmas Decorations for Your Walls
It doesn’t get much more festive than DIY wall decor you can make yourself from everyday materials. Nothing will go to waste with these merry and bright Christmas crafts. Recycled craft ideas come in all shapes and sizes, but these are truly exceptional. Don’t fret about your beloved holiday puzzle that’s missing a few pieces. If you want a fun way to reuse a gift bag, there’s a craft for that. Whatever you have on hand, you’re sure to find something here that will produce some amazing recycled Christmas decorations.
Want to create a winter-themed front door wreath? Make a variety of snowflakes from an old puzzle, add a small craft mirror in each snowflake's center, and layer to form an eye-catching decor.
Use your left over Christmas gift bags to create festive decor items or gifts.
Start saving up plastic bottle caps for this craft and have the perfect amount when it is time to create these cuties.
Learn how to recycle plastic bags and turn them into a true work of art. This is a great craft for kids to make, so set up the supplies and get to work one afternoon when the kids get home from school.
While this is not strictly a Christmas craft, it would be perfect to showcase your holiday trinkets.
Sheet music that has darkened with age is welcome when it comes to this craft!
Recycled Christmas Decorations for the Home
If you’re on a budget but still want to spruce up your space for the holidays, your search ends with these amazing, easy Christmas crafts. Recycled crafts are a great way to save money and help the environment along the way. Whether you’re looking to cut up an old sweater or have some old laundry scoops lying around, you’ll find something here that will make you smile. Look no further for amazing DIY Christmas decor than this lovely list.
Your kids or grandkids will love playing with and even helping you make this sock snowman craft.
Have you ever considered reusing your k-cups into a holiday craft?
Use old sweatshirts and other clothing to create these charming little tabletop trees.
You'll be so pleased with this jar craft, you may want to leave it out long past Christmas.
This popular project is shockingly beautiful for being made with laundry scoops! The translucent material makes a great frame for your little Christmas scene.
Got wine corks lying around? Paint them white and glue them together to make this simply adorable snowman!
Got an old door frame, some metal bottled coffee lids, and antiquing supplies? Get going on this adorable set of tabletop trees!
This adorable and beautiful project is a wonderful way to repurpose those beach findings from a cherished place.
You can't see them, but this centerpiece comes together with the use of tin cans! Keep them out of the recycle bin and use them for this cheery centerpiece.
Recycle old clothes into these adorable trees! They make great gifts as well, especially to fellow coworkers.
Upcycle sweaters into these beautiful Christmas stockings! They look incredibly impressive and are so easy to make.