10 Upcycled Christmas Decoration Ideas

Do you have a family tradition when it comes to Christmas decorations? We have decorations which are inherited from my late mother in law, ones made by all the boys, and some from the op shop. Today we are sharing some great ideas from our Recycled Interiors community with 10 Upcycled Christmas Decoration Ideas.10 Upcycled Christmas Decoration Ideas

Upcycled Cardboard Stars – from the Upcycle Bandwagon

upcycled cardboard stars for Christmas decorations

Upcycled Blanket Christmas decorations  – the Upcycle Bandwagon

1. Get an old blanket, double over and cut out a tree shape or circle shape so you have two of each shape.
2. Sew buttons on one side of the tree then join together both sides with a blanket stitch using a bright coloured wool. Do the same with the circle but leave a small gap to add some stuffing (I used old fabric scraps). Once stuff sew over the gap.
3. Put a small hole in the top with a large needle and tie with some twine or ribbon to hang on the tree.
upcycled blanket christmas decorations

Handmade Aussie Christmas Stockings – by Sue

handmade christmas stockings

  1. Make a template
  2. Make outer and inner lining
  3. Embellish with thick Ric Rac
  4. Add ribbon for hanging
  5. Add a treat to go inside!

Handmade Stick Angels – from Kaye

handmade stick angels for christmas

Handmade Origami Stars from Homemade Gifts Made Easy

handmade origami paper stars christmas decorations
Love these! See how to make them here at Homemade Gifts Made Easy

Upcycled timber Christmas Tree Decorations by Marli

handmade wooden christmas tree decorations
Made from timber around Marli’s farm – LOVE!

Handmade Jute & Pine Cone Christmas decoration

Use an old decoration or a ball or some type and wrap with jute twine or string, glue to the ball. Then glue on pieces of pine cone.
handmade twine christmas decoration

Handmade Fabric Tree

I have no idea how to make this but it looks great! I presume there is a centrpiece and you create the leaves with fabric and glue to the centrepiece – if you have any ideas how to do it please share!
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Handmade Fabric Heart Christmas decoration

handmade fabric heart chrismtas decoration
Cut out template for the heart shape, fill with old pieces of rag in strips, stitch together and sew on a button!

Handmade Popsicle Stick Tree Ornament

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Pretty self explanatory!
Do you have any to share?


  1. Joan Montgomery on December 11, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Very cool little trees.

  2. Sarah Bray on December 11, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Super cute U0001f384U0001f384U0001f49c

  3. Fiona Lee on December 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I made these yesterday as a distraction from the heat! A Jane Austen book recycled into lovely decorations for a friend’s outdoor Christmas Day.

    • Helen Edwards on December 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

      how wonderful!

  4. Jayde Cesarec on December 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Angela Cesarec your tree next year!

  5. Angela Cesarec on December 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Ha ha what a great idea. We have plenty of wood in the backyard!

  6. Amanda Paul on December 20, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Gorgeous! Here’s a link to the crochet love hearts I made for the tree and to decorate gifts 🙂

    • Helen Edwards on December 21, 2015 at 8:35 am

      thanks for sharing!

  7. Recycled Interiors on December 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    thanks for sharing

  8. Sal Reid on December 21, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Saskia Sparshott youd be clever at this!! Can imagine u knocking this up…

  9. Saskia Sparshott on December 21, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Woohoo! More crafty fun for us!

  10. Nanette Donlon on December 21, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Here’s my tree 🙂

  11. Nanette Donlon on December 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    It’s my favourite Christmas thing!

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