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52 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items


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Fun Filter BookWith this list of 52 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items, you'll save your hard-earned cash and the planet, one project at a time.

Inspiration can strike at any moment, and you never know when you'll find a plastic bottle, metal can, or piece of scrap paper that you can turn into a Christmas crafts. For instance, you can make Christmas trees out of old wine corks, coasters out of washers, and pieces of home decor out of Christmas cards.

If you need ideas for your next gift exchange, try creating recycled Christmas gifts. Many of these projects are kid-friendly, so gather your little ones and show them how much fun recycling can be.

52 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items

52 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items
Table of Contents

Christmas Crafts from Recycled Materials
Upcycled Decor
Recycled Christmas Gifts
Christmas Card Crafts
How to Make Recycled Gift Card Christmas Earrings


4 Wreaths Made from Recycled Materials


Looking for more Christmas crafts from recycled items? Take a look at 4 Wreaths Made from Recycled Materials. You'll find easy Christmas crafts that look super festive, too. There's never a bad time to make a wreath, so be sure to save this list of Christmas crafts ideas for a later date. Even when the Christmas season is over,  you can make one of these decorative wreaths - it's a fun way to celebrate, no matter the season.




Christmas Crafts from Recycled Materials

With enough know-how and a little imagination, you can create amazing Christmas crafts from recycled materials. If you're not convinced, check out these projects for some inspiration. From homemade Christmas ornaments to kids crafts to mini books and more, you'll love making these crafts from the contents of your recycling bin.

NEW! Upcycled Copper Wreath

NEW! Vintage Cork Wreath

NEW! Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Night Sky in a Bottle 50 Cent Ornament Art

Tissue Box House Ornament

Toilet Roll Yule Log Ornament

Recycled Penguins

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Fun Filter Book

Upcycled Plastic Cup Snowman Ornament

Yogurt Bottle Snowmen

Cardboard Cutout Snowman Ornaments

Snowman Light Bulb Ornament

Stunning DIY Lanterns

Snowballs from Bedspreads

Night Sky in a Bottle

Wire Christmas Tree

Cork and Paper Ball Ornament


Upcycled Decor

Don't spend a fortune on brand new Christmas decorations. Instead, opt for DIY Christmas decorations like these upcycled decor projects. These Christmas crafts allow you to deck your halls without breaking the bank. Plus, these elegant upcycled crafts are sure to impress your guests this winter.

NEW! Santa Candles Mason Jar Christmas Crafts

NEW! Reclaimed Wood Card Display Board DIY Christmas Decor

NEW! Recycled Round Placemat

Winter Coffee Filter WreathRefashioned Wine Bottle Candle Holders

Winter Coffee Filter Wreath

Wire Jingle Bell Door Hanger

Snowflake Washer Coasters

Anthro Inspired Snow Globes

Faux Lighted Wine Bottle

Super Simple Coffee Cardboard Wreath

Wine Cork Mini Christmas Tree

Brown Coffee Filters Wreath

Giant Coffee Filters Snowball Light

Fabric Napkin Rings from Cardboard Tubes

Christmas in a Mason Jar Decoration

Way Easy Wine Bottle Light


Recycled Christmas Gifts

The holiday season can get expensive, especially when it comes to gift-giving. In the end, what you give isn't as important as the sentiment behind the gift itself. Instead of spending big bucks on a generic purchase, take a look at these Christmas craft ideas. Each project is fun to create and very inexpensive. Enjoy the spirit of the season without the financial stress, all you need is this list of Christmas crafts from recycled items.

Knit Night Caps Quick and Easy Soda Can Earrings

Candy Pick Hair Bows

Paint Stick Soap Holder

Thumbprint Reindeer Coffee Mug

Christmas Candy Can

Recycled Cereal Box Christmas Tote

Stunning Lace DIY Necklace

Knit Night Caps

Washi Tape Wrapping

Decorative Painted Wine Bottle




Christmas Card Crafts

When Christmas is over, what do you do with all of your holiday cards? Instead of throwing them in the recycling bin, create easy Christmas crafts. This is a great option for the frugal crafter because you don't have to invest in paper or cardstock. Help the environment, cut clutter, and make a craft that's green–literally and figuratively.

Christmas Card LettersChristmas Card and Lid Ornament

Christmas Card Letters

Classic Card Gift Box

Homemade Photo Ornament

Recycled Card Gift Tags

Holiday Card Decor

Recycled Greeting Card

Recycled Card Ornament


5 Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids: Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts

For more Christmas craft ideas to do with the whole family, take a look at 5 Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids: Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts. Make your own recycled Christmas ornaments using everything from bottlecaps to pinecones. You can also save big on supplies and make make your own salt dough ornaments using commonly-found materials you have around the house. These Christmas crafts from recycled items are so fun and festive, you won't know what to make next.





Free Craft Video: How to Make Recycled Gift Card Christmas Earrings



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5 months until Christmas! I'll be referring to these creative ideas to make homemade Christmas presents very soon!

LOVE these ideas! They are great ways to save money and the environment just in time for everyone's favorite holiday.

Such fun and cute ideas for family decorating!

hard to do

love love love this craft site ) its sooo family friendly



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