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29 Recycled Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas

For a budget-friendly Christmas that helps save the environment, check out these amazing recycled Christmas crafts.

By: Alison Soley, Editor, favecrafts.com
Recycled Christmas Decorations and Gift Ideas

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 with, there's something on this 19 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.

Recycled Christmas Ornaments

Silver and Gold DIY 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.

Recycled Lightbulb Christmas Ornament

These Recycled Lightbulb Ornaments are easy to make but pretty enough to display with pride. 

Snowman Family Recycled Craft Ornament

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. 

Phone Book DIY Ornaments

Transform old, unused phone books into something you actually want to show off with this Christmas craft idea. 

Recycled Candle Ornaments

Learn how to turn old, unused candles into charming Christmas ornaments.

 Winter Wonderland Mason Jar Ornament

This adorable little idea uses fake snow and glitter to create a shimmering scene for your tree. 

Snowflake Clothespin Craft

Let it snow recycled crafts this season when you check out this adorable DIY ornament. 

Repurposed Map Ornaments

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. 

Mason Jar Lid Reindeer Crafts

 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

Decorative Vintage Paper Wreath

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.

Snowflake Puzzle DIY Wreath

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.

Wrapping Recycled Christmas Crafts

Use your left over Christmas gift bags to create festive decor items or gifts. 

Bottle Cap Christmas Art

Start saving up plastic bottle caps for this craft and have the perfect amount when it is time to create these cuties.

Recycled Plastic Bag Snowman Portrait

 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.

Craft Stick Shelves Wall Decor

While this is not strictly a Christmas craft, it would be perfect to showcase your holiday trinkets.

Recycled Christmas Decorations for the Home

Recycled Laundry Scoop Christmas Scene

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.

Adorable Snowman Sock Craft

Your kids or grandkids will love playing with and even helping you make this sock snowman craft. 

Recycled K Cup Holiday Gnomes

Have you ever considered reusing your k-cups into a holiday craft? 

Felt Sweater Christmas Trees

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. 

Recycled Gift Ideas

Bottle Cap Christmas Tag

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.

Toilet Paper Roll Gift Boxes

Show a loved one you care by making these easy DIY gift boxes without having to spend a fortune! 

Secretly Cheap DIY Gift Boxes

Sweep your friends away with this genius Christmas gift wrapping idea. 

Brassy Broad Recycled Necklace

Make this DIY necklace for your most stylish friend. It's trendy and cheap.

How to Make a Pendant from Soda Cans

In all honestly, you will probably have to tell your friend you made this because it looks so professional!

Personalized DIY Milk Glass Bottles

Create these cuties with some holiday motifs for a truly Christmassy gift or personalize it. Either way, it will be a hit.

Upcycled Photo Stands

Fill these stands with treasured photos for a nonstalgic and thoughtful gift idea.

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