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Decorate With Recycled Christmas Ornaments
If you’re looking for Christmas gifts made from recycled materials, recycled Christmas ornaments are perfect. They’re easy, often very pretty, and can be personalized. Christmas ornaments from recycled materials are usually one-of-a-kind, so here’s some great choices.
Below you’ll see some ornaments made from recycled metal, glass, circuit boards and another special material.
These recycled metal ornaments are Fair Trade, handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums:
Continuing this collection of great recycled Christmas ornaments with the best of the best: elephant poop. For those of you wondering, these elephant dung ornaments do not smell. Before it’s made into ornaments, the elephant poo undergoes a process to ensure it is fit to handle. It’s typically full of short to medium-grained fibrous materials from the elephant’s diet which, when processed, makes excellent paper.
Ding dung, ding dung, Christmas bells are ring-ging! Below is another example of odorless, 100% recycled elephant poo ornaments. Important questions: What comes after 5 golden rings in that song- 4 falling turds? Will elephant poop paper will replace mistletoe in the coming years?
Continuing our look at recycled Christmas ornaments, check out this handmade tree, also Fair Trade and made from recycled glass beads.
Artist Stephen Kitras’s handmade angel, hand-blown from recycled glass, fused with color. This ornament will hang or stand by itself.
Here are some awesome ornaments made from old circuit boards:
And finally, for the inner geek in all of us, find cool circuit board jewelry and ornaments handmade at Geekware. Don’t miss our exclusive interview with founder Nicola Harper to learn about her process, where she sources her salvaged computer parts, plus discounts and special orders.