Christmas recycling inspiration

On my web searches lately I’ve been seeing a lot of very creative Christmas decorating ideas using discarded items or just plain rubbish.

Apparently even plastic lunch bags and soft-drink can ring pulls can be turned into beautiful Christmas ornaments… It’s probably a bit late now to get your DIY on for this Christmas, but here’s a bit of Christmas craft eye-candy and perhaps some inspiration for next year.

One of my Instagram friends, Anne, made this incredible Christmas tree from an old ladder. Perfect to display her Christmas villages! Very clever.

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This egg-carton tree is not just for the birds…

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And this book tree is giving me ideas for next year. I need to start using my books as furniture, or a tree.

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Egg carton and book Christmas trees from  clabtrouse.com

And then there are the Christmas wreaths…

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This tin can wreath from  Etsy

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Don’t toss those ring pulls! This little ornament comes from dumpaday.com

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Plastic lunch bag wreath from allfreechristmascrafts.com

Christmas fun in general

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Plastic drinking cup snowman from Greenmoxie.com

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Bottle lids can be made into cute little snowmen. These are from Greenmoxie.com

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A very creative use for shower curtain rings at creative green living

Merry Christmas!

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