Published on December 9th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe3
Handmade Holidays: Recycled Cardboard Christmas Ornament
The weather is getting colder, and we have a handmade holiday on our minds! Handmade gifts have heart, are better for the environment, and, if you opt to buy, it supports independent artists!
To help get you in the handmade holiday spirit, we’ve been posting about recycled gifts and giftwrap you can make yourself and great handmade finds for sale!
So you’ve probably got your sights set on a Christmas tree, if you do that sort of thing, and you’re brainstorming some eco-friendly decorations ideas! Infused Goods has you covered with a super-detailed tutorial for making lovely cardboard ornaments! Here’s how:
Green it Up
The obvious way to make this a green project is to raid that recycle bin for cereal or beer boxes. Really, any sort of light cardboard will do. You might also want to use EcoGlue for the adhesive that this tutorial calls for.
You can up the green on your Christmas tree even more by using energy-saving LED lights in place of conventional ones.
If you’re totally slammed this year and don’t have time to make ornaments, no worries! Here are a few lovely recycled ornaments straight from Etsy:
- Cherry Lane Jane makes beautiful ornaments from recycled wool.
- We’re digging these Scrabble tile ornaments from Lark Studios.
- How sweet are the recycled magazine ornaments by seller Artsy Rubbish?
- Seller Recycled Parts is rocking our socks with these sweet little birds made from recycled felt scraps!
Image Credit: White Christmas. Creative Commons photo via slack12