Five Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Green Your Holidays

painted tile ornament

5. Painted Tile Ornaments

Got some tiles left over from a renovation project? Small tiles are a lovely canvas for creating DIY ornaments. Just make sure you clean them well and use an oil based paint. To attach a ribbon to the back, use strong glue, like E6000.

If you don’t have any tile laying around and still want to give this one a go, try looking in reuse shops, like the Habitat for Humanity Restore, for odd tiles that need a little love.

Have you made your own recycled ornaments? Share away in the comments or in the Crafting a Green World Flickr pool!

[Image Credits: Cat Ornament. Creative Commons photo by pattipics, Apple Pomander. Photo by Julie Finn, Gift Holder Ornaments. Creative Commons photo by Urban Woods Walker, Bird Ornament. Creative Commons photo by stampinmom,
Tile Ornament. Creative Commons photo by pattipics

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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