How to recycle household ítems for handmade ornaments
The holidays can be expensive but here’s how you can save a little money on new ornaments by recycling some common household items.
Decorate a CD. we all have lots of CDs we don’t listen to anymore. Glue glitter or a paper cutout onto both sides of the CD and then string a piece of ribbon through the center.
Cut up water bottles: this is another thing that you probably have lots of so cut out the bottoms of two used water bottles and trim them into star shapes. Glue the two cutouts together. Push a needle through the top and lace a string through to hang it. If you have several water bottles, cut out different shapes and hang them all on the same string to create a garland.
Reuse greeting cards: if you have saved several special greeting cards you can reuse them for ornaments. Cut the cards into any shape you’d like and use a hole punch to run a ribbon through them to hang. You can also cut the cards into strips and glue the tops and bottoms together to form a ball.
Make a mini-Santa: cut out a single compartment from an old egg carton. Use a marker to draw eyes and a smile on the outside of the compartment and glue cotton balls to the top and bottom for a beard and hair. Finally, glue on a piece of red felt to make his hat. Stick a piece of thin wire through the top behind the hat to hang and make his elves with the remaining compartments. You don’t need to buy new felt or cotton balls if you use the inside of an old pillow or some clothing you no longer wear.
Glue bottle caps: save up your used beer or soft drink bottle caps and then sse a hot glue gun to glue the caps together in whatever shape you’d like. Glue a ribbon around the outer edge of your shape leaving the ends of the ribbon long so you can tie them together. Happy Holidays!
In 1979, to honor American hostages in Iran, only the top ornament of the National Christmas Tree was lit.
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