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100+ Easy and Creative DIY Recycled Christmas Decorations

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DIY Christmas Decorations

Transform old items into festive decorations this year! Instead of throwing it away, reuse it and make something beautiful out of it.

For example an old cheese grater can be turned into a snowman with some simple supplies including paint a battery operated fairy lights. A muffin tin can be turned into an advent calendar - and those old tires laying around your garage can be turned into wonderful Outdoor Christmas Decorations. Check out these ideas for inspiration.

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Snowman Cheese Grater

Make this snowman out of a cheese grater. The eyes are black buttons. The nose is a piece of tin cut into a triangle that is slightly crimped over a pencil alternating on each side. Add battery-operated fairy lights underneath for a festive glow.

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Saw Christmas Tree

If you have some old tools lying around such as defunct saws for example, then why not make them into this wall art idea? You could hang them as a wreath on your front door as a festive focal point.

Instructions

  1. Simply lay them in a tree shape
  2. Place epoxy along the edges, pressing until set
  3. Adorn with decorations and remember to keep out of reach of small children
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Give old tires new life by transforming them into this adorable Santa Clause. It makes for a great Christmas yard decoration for outdoor festive decor.

Supplies

  • Old tires
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paints
  • Sealant

Instructions

  1. Begin by spray painting your tires red
  2. You can then use white acrylic paint to paint the white trim
  3. Finish by adding the Santa face detail
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The Twelve Days of Christmas

This is such a fun idea for recycling a muffin tin into a Christmas decoration. Adorn each container with little festive decorations. You could even make a mini advent calendar by filling each space with a little gift and then covering it with paper and a number.

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Potato Masher Christmas Scene

Pretty much any old utensil you have lying around your kitchen or home can be turned into a festive decoration as this picture shows. If you have an old masher, then adorn it with mini festive ornaments to transform it into this wonderful idea.

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Paint Brush Characters

Give tired paint brushes a new look by turning them into festive ornaments. Make sure you clean your old paint brushes off first before you paint them like festive characters such as elves and snowmen.

String some twine in the hole at the top so that they can be easily hung. They would also make great little gifts to give out too.

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Decorated Bowling Pin

If you have old bowling pins lying around or if you live near a bowling alley, you could ask them for their old ones to make this idea. All you need is some paint and some additional decorations such as faux winter berries and garland.

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Light Bulb Christmas Ornament

We all have old light bulbs lying around. Instead of throwing them out, why not transform them into an adorable light bulb one-eyed Minion painted Christmas ornament? You can then store it the same way you would other glass ornaments.

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