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57 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items


Giant Coffee Filter Snowball LightWith this list of 57 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 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.

All of these Christmas crafts from recycled items are incredibly unique. Your friends and family members will marvel at your creativity when they take a look at your holiday decorations. Repurposing items is such a joy and these free Christmas crafts take the cake. You will be amazed at what you create from items already laying around your house.




57 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items

57 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.

Upcycled Copper WreathUpcycled Copper Wreath

Vintage Cork Wreath

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

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 OrnamentCardboard Cutout Snowman Ornaments

Snowman Light Bulb Ornament

Stunning DIY Lanterns

Snowballs from Bedspreads

Wire Christmas Tree

Cork and Paper Ball Ornament

NEW! Sparkly Snowflake Recycled Christmas Ornament

NEW! Recycled Bird Ornament



12 Toilet Paper Crafts for Christmas

When it comes to Christmas crafts from recycled materials, you really can't live without toilet paper rolls. Learn how to make everything from ornaments to wreaths with 12 Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Christmas. This collection features Christmas crafts that kids and parents can work on together. You'll never want to discard a toilet paper roll again now that you have this list of crafty ideas. 



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.

Santa Candles Mason Jar Christmas Crafts

Reclaimed Wood Card Display Board DIY Christmas Decor

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 Ruffled Book Page Tree Have you seen this?



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.


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

Stenciled T-Shirt Sleeve Pouches





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



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



You've Never Seen This Christmas Craft Project!

Recycled Newspaper Advent Calendar

Recycled Newspaper Advent Calendar

There's a reason to subscribe to your local newspaper, and it's not to get the latest news. Instead, use this material to create recycled Christmas crafts like this advent calendar. You won't believe how easy it is to throw this project together. Luckily, this DIY Christmas craft looks traditional and beautiful, so no one will know just how easy it was to complete.

What types of materials do you like to work with when creating recycled Christmas crafts?


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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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