Recycle! DIY Christmas decor – Part III and final!


HAD to make some more ornaments. It’s just addictive, isn’t it :)? Looking at all the beautifully decorated stores over here is making me feel very festive too. Christmas is not something we celebrate as a rule but the spirit is way too infectious. So here’s the last batch of ornaments. Actually we picked up a small tree today, at the insistence of Sid, and he’s already put up the decorations we made the last time!

One very easy ornament to make is gold (or any colour you please) globes. I used bubble wrap left over from packaging we had at home. Just cut up into size, or use bits and strips, it really doesn’t matter. Shape into a small globe with your hands and tape scotch tape over them to make little globes.

bubble wrapThen I wrapped some gold tinsel paper around it, as tightly as possible and taped the ends. Stuck a silver string on. Hmmmm they’re not perfect circles, but what the heck, they still look festive :).

gold globeI’ve been thinking about using bangles that have been lying around at home. Picked up a couple of lovely blue and gold ones and stuck the globe inside them. Tied the silver string to the bangles to hang the ornament. Post Christmas, the bangles are still usable :). Use 1 thick one or many thin ones, they’ll look great!

globe with banglesThen of course, there’s plenty of shiny, coloured paper in Sid’s craft supplies. So cut some round shapes. Also had a piece of cardboard packaging that had holes punched through. They make great donut ornaments. This was fun! i cut another circle around the hole and stuck colour paper on both sides.roundSo the tree is up! This evening there’s a small celebration in our apartment complex where kids will get their gifts from a Santa! Promises to be a fun weekend!!! Hope yours is turning out great too :). More pics of our tree soooon!

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4 thoughts on “Recycle! DIY Christmas decor – Part III and final!

  1. Oh–for the bangles, Sayantani of a homemaker’s diary had posted a lovely votive holder made of recycled bangles–If I had that many I would definitely have tried my hand at it. Love your DIY ideas as always.

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