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Published on December 9th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

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Five Christmas Tree Projects From Recycled Materials

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Christmas tree projects from Recycled Materials

As you could tell from my How To: Make a Mini Christmas Tree post, I love making little Christmas trees to decorate around the house. The bad thing about many DIY mini Christmas tree projects is that they aren’t necessarily eco-friendly! However, I found five incredible eco-friendly projects that would be perfect around the house, on the Christmas dinner table, or even to give as a gift at a holiday party! Take a peek at these awesome tutorials and be inspired!

 1. Trees from Felted Sweaters by The Long Thread

We have several posts about recycling old sweaters and how to turn a shrunken sweater into an infinity scarf, so, if you have any extra sweater scraps from those projects– make an awesome tree like this one! The Long Thread explains how to turn your felted sweaters into a masterpiece! She even includes a template to make the different sized circles.

Can you imagine all of the color possibilities you could create with your old sweaters? Perhaps you don’t have any sweaters to sacrifice this year– don’t fret, the next project is made from book pages!

Next>>Rolled Paper Tree by Craftaphile

[Photo via The Long Thread, used with permission]


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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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