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Christmas Decoration Ideas From Used Hospital Items

Hearty Cindy is a registered nurse from the Philippines who learned to love writing while working online part time.

Christmas Decoration Ideas: Recycling Used Hospital Items

Lately, I have visited one local hospital here where my father was admitted (thankfully, he is doing okay now). What I have noticed was their decorations, which are all recycled hospital items like bottles, caps, plastics wrappers of syringes, used vials and more. They have used these as their decoration instead of buying new ones. They have made these because it was actually a contest. They had to decorate using recycled hospital items. Whether it's a contest or not, I think these are pretty neat Christmas decoration ideas.

So, I thought of featuring those Christmas decorations here in the hope that it could help other be environmentally friendly and maybe help others do something about all the trash inside a hospital. These are not items that are toxic by the way. These decorations can be a great help to our planet.

I hope these decorations will inspire us all to have a change of heart and recycle. Hope you will enjoy it!

Used Bottles Made Into a Bottle Lantern

Used Bottles made into a Bottle Lantern

Used Bottles made into a Bottle Lantern


Empty Vials in a Choir

These are actually empty vials that have been wrapped with colored paper and then decorated to look like a choir singing. This is another creative way of making use of used and empty vials instead of just being thrown away.


Empty Syringes Without Needles

These are empty syringes. The needles have been thrown or discarded or burned. The syringes are placed with some colorful stardust and then hanged in a twig Christmas tree. It's a pretty creative Christmas ornament to have.


IV Tubings as Christmas Buntings

These have been cleaned and collected to be decorated as Christmas buntings or linings in the doorways, stairways and table edges. They looked great when they have been twirled around in circles around the edges. It's a very creative idea as a Christmas decoration and very resourceful too.


Christmas Angels From Empty Vials

These empty vials have been wrapped with gift wrapper to act as the dress for the angels. They have been decorated with wings so as to really look like an angel.


Christmas Star Lantern

The star is made up of empty syringe wrappers that have been assembled and made into a star. These have been placed with stardust and other colorful decorations items so as to look neat when hanged. The small items are once again empty vials that have colorful marbles inside. They are pretty neat.

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Empty Syringes as Christmas Decorations

I am not sure what to call, this but this is a light along the hallway that has been covered with a blue paper and hanged with colored empty syringes. This looks much cooler in person, but since I don't have a clear picture here (I am using my father's phone), this is all I can get.


Empty Vials as Hanging Decorations

These empty vials have been decorated and are ready to be hanged as Christmas decorations.

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Dale Anderson from The High Seas on October 30, 2019:

Thanks for the ideas. My wife actually has access to a lot of things like this so this helps our thinking.

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on January 05, 2015:


Michael Higgins from Michigan on December 31, 2014:

Great hub! I like the way that you see another useful purpose in the things around you. Very creative ideas here. Voted up!

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on December 23, 2012:

@Elsie Hagley: Thanks so much, you inspire me to make more wonderful lens... thanks!

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on December 23, 2012:

What a nice lens. It is amazing what has been achieve here, hands up for such a resourceful way of making christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

PrincessMe18 on December 22, 2012:

very resourceful..great ideas!

getmoreinfo on December 16, 2012:

Thanks for the Christmas Decoration Ideas

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on December 14, 2012:

@Brandi Bush: Thanks!

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on December 14, 2012:

@chattersharon: Thanks!

chattersharon on December 14, 2012:

Great ideas!

Brandi from Maryland on December 14, 2012:

These Christmas decorations are very creative and a great recycling project! :)

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