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The Best Upcycled Christmas Ornaments

Besides the day itself, my favourite part of Christmas is the crafting. Every year I love to make some new upcycled Christmas ornaments for the tree.

There are no fancy colour schemes of matching baubles on my tree. Instead, it is a mismatch of quirky upcycled ornaments, many of which have a story to tell.

This makes it an interesting tree to look at. And often sparks conversation as people ask me about particular ornaments.

I’ve even personalized some of them too. By decoupaging them with maps of favourite places. Or by using personal objects such as loved ones old eyeglasses.

There is no need to visit the craft shop and buy a load of expensive materials to craft with. It’s amazing what you can make with the stuff you already have.

There is something very satisfying about upcycling and making your Christmas decorations for free. Not only does it save you money, but you can feel a bit smug about being more environmentally conscious and not wasting resources.

I’m a huge fan of upcycling and repurposing crafts and I’m always on the lookout for new ideas.

Some of the upcycled materials used to make the Christmas ornaments are obvious ones to repurpose. Such as wine corks and tin cans. Others, however, really think outside the box. Who’d of thought you could make an upcycled Christmas ornament out of a switch plate or eyeglasses?

Best Upcycled Christmas Ornaments

It’s not just Christmas ornaments that can be made from repurposed materials, many of the cool adult Christmas crafts in this list are also made from them. You might want to check out this fabulous collection of Christmas crafts made using old jeans.

For Christmas crafts that use materials from the natural world, check out these Christmas nature crafts.

If you have made any upcycled Christmas ornaments I’d love to hear about them in the comments. The more unusual material repurposed into a Christmas ornament more I’d love to hear about it.

The Upcycled Christmas Ornament Ideas

If you are looking for an alternative upcycled Christmas tree to hang these upcycled ornaments then check out these cool ideas. Also, there are many cardboard Christmas craft ideas here.

Alternative & upcycled Christmas trees

Michelle Leslie

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Those repurposed curtain fixings of yours are still one of my all-time favorite ornament upcycles. I would keep them up the whole year

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Thank you, they were fun to make and would probably look OK all year round and not just for Christmas.