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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Upcycled and Other DIY Cristmas Ornaments

When I was growing up, we  didn't have the money to buy  any fancy ornaments  for Christmas decorations so we kinda make our own out of the materials that we have  at home and  believe me there  are the kind of materials that is trash to other people such as  candy wrappers. the  goil that you find in a cigarette  box and so on.  Nevertheless, we still have the great time every time despote the lack of material things because we celebrate as a family.  Having said that, here are some  ornaments that  are upcycled  and from other recycled things.  
 This  snowman is made from a lightbulb.  Someone  has this creative idea to decorate a lightbulb and  make a really pretty snowman.  Materials include  twigs, buttons, yarn, plastic, glitters, and play dough.
 For those  who have a lo of bead at home, this cute angel is a great project to do.  Materials needed are beads, safety pins, and string.
 This one is made  from a type of dried grass that is kinda like the one they use to make a broom sweeper.  For the pop of colo, they use plastic balls, artificial holly and pine leaves, and ribbon.
 For old gloves, you can turn them into a  covering for your old balls and make it as an ornament as well.  It is one way of preserving  memories of their  snow fights during winter time.  Instead of  throwing  it, reuse it.
 This  cute ange ornament is mounted on a  popsicle stick.  One of the kids  did this as a project  at their  art class in school.
 For colorful  candioes that  your kids don't eat,  put them in a small jars that you don't need and  you can use it as a decor as well.  My kids does not like skittle candies but they always got it as a treat so I put them in the cute containers that I saved  and it make cute accent even in the kitchen.
 All of the  pine cones that I used in my Christmas ornaments are  picked up from our walks during summer time.  We painted some of them and  leave some  plain.

My daughter  and I painted these   few years ago and they turned out really pretty.
 I filled the  candle jars with colorful balls and they make pretty accent .  It adds color to the holiday.
 This tree is made from the materials that you use when you make tutu.  I won this from a  giveaway few years ago and  the kids especially my daughter likes it.  The cute snowman perfectly match the color of the tree so I put it on top.  I also found  those cute  ornaments from an auction site.
 If you have old magazines at home, you can make cute trees out of it.  Jazz it up a little bit with some stuff and  they  are pretty!
 This is another  cute prijects that my daughter did at her art class in school.  They used play doguh for this project.That's her handprint.
 My son  made this priject as well at his art class in school.  These are the things that we make us miss their old teacher who just recently retired.  She did so many neat projects with thekids and now that she's not in school, they don't do these kind of things anymore.
 The kids  painted this nativity set last year.  They got it as a gift from one of our neighbors and have been part of our decoration ever since.
 This was given to use by my father-in-law.
 Now, if you are wondring what to do with your old Christmas cards, you can make this kind of ornament.  My daughter made this  at her gifted program class.
 She made some again this year at home.
 I remember, we used to do this kind of things  as a kid but we  make bells instead.  We didn't have the materials that  we have now but we make it work back then.
 Well, that's about it.  Till next time again.  Thanks for  dropping by and leaving your thoughts.  Maybe you can share some projects you did with your kids.

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Masshole Mommy said...

Using pinecones is a great idea. I literally have about 349,289 of them in my front yard right now ;)

Alli Smith said...

The snowman lightbulb is my favorite! I love to repurpose things into ornaments. Sometimes they are much more special than the store bought kind.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Those ornaments look fantastic.I think upcycled ornaments are such a great idea.

Jeannette said...

Pinecones just remind me of christmas. I to put some for the fake snow on it and put them all over the tree.

Ashley Whipple said...

What great ideas! I love the angel with the safety pins and beads. It's so cute!

Liz Mays said...

These look awesome! I love how you use those pine cones you picked up in different ways! The magazine trees are awesome too.

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

We have two of those magazine trees on our bookshelf right now! My boys each made one at school many years ago, and we bring them out every Christmas. I love how colourful and unique they are!

alexandria waning said...

Very fun ideas. My mom made her own ornaments forever ago and has never had to get new ones. They're so pretty and nice looking.

Miss Angie said...

Cute! I love when ornaments mean something.

Lisa said...

Can you come decorate my house! You did such a great job!

Deal Match Maker said...

wow.. you did an amazing job! I love the ornaments and color theme, beautiful

Ourfamilyworld said...

Those are pretty ideas. You are so creative. I love the snowman made from a light bulb.

Michele D said...

Wow! It looks so awesome! Love all your ornaments. I bet the kids are so happy :)

Ricci said...

I love hand making ornaments!! They always turn out way better than store bought ones!! Cute tree!!

Ann B said...

These are great ornaments. I love to make homemade ornaments for our tree.

Lynndee said...

Such pretty ornaments! So unique especially that snowman that is made out of a material that is used to make tutu.

Cherri Megasko said...

I did the same thing as a kid and to this day still appreciate hand-made ornaments. One time in my office we had a contest to see who could make the coolest ornament out of office supplies. We got some great ones!

Sicorra Richardson said...

Your ornaments are beautiful and make everything look so festive and ready for the Christmas season.

Thirty Something Super Mom said...

I thought we were the only ones with a story behind every piece. It's nice to see other families doing this as well!

April Mims said...

These are all great ideas to upcycle different things. They are so creative and so cute!

kat b said...

These are so neat! I really love that snowman. It's so nice that you are upcycling! I always try to recycle as much as possible. I'll have to make some ornaments from products around the house. My girls would love this!

mail4rosey said...

You really did some nice ones here. It reminds me of my gram. She used to keep my creations forever and a day. :)

Kara Wert said...

I had a few mis matched mittens, I should have pinterest-ed some ideas before I tossed them! These are really cute ideas, and my kids are all about decorating the house!

Bonnie Gowen said...

All those ornaments are so pretty. I love how you upcycled items. What a great idea!

Shaney Vijendranath said...

These are awesome ideas. I've never done this before but think this would be a great tradition to start at home.

Travel Quest said...

Your very creative sis it reminds me of home by looking at your decorations. I love how you painted those cone such a good idea I really enjoy it.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Those ornaments are adorable! I love the idea of upcycling ornaments. Wonderful post!

Becka said...

I love them all. I can decide which I like best. That snowman light bulb is so creative and the book trees! Your house is so festive!

Erin Shebish said...

That snowman is made from a lightbulb??? You're kidding! I love that idea, I may have to try that!

Yona Williams said...

Oh wow, that ornament made out of a lightbulb is so cool. I would have never guessed. I've made wreaths before, but not ornaments yet.

Ckrusch said...

Such pretty ornaments! I wish I was crafty like that! Such a great way to get things involved too! I'm thinking about asking my son to help me make some!

Soiree Design Studio said...

Okay, the bead angel is super cute. I bet my tween daughter would love to make that. She's such a DIY'er.

Deshawn Keiner said...

The DIY ornaments are a great way to have family time. I have my kids make their own ornaments every year. Every year we try to find a new creative way to top what we did the year before. I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing.

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