Decorate With Recycled Christmas Ornaments
If you’re looking for recycled Christmas gifts, 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.
We’re starting 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 Christmas ornaments from recycled materials, check out artist Stephen Kitras’s handmade snowman, hand-blown from recycled glass, fused with color. This ornament will hang or stand by itself.
Also made by Stephan Kitras, these recycled glass ornaments can be used outdoors, year-round. Comes ready to hang with fishing line or can be set on a flat surface.
Made from reclaimed tin from the roofs of old barns in Canada, each recycled angel ornament is cut, pressed, painted and finished by hand. Like so many recycled products, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary. These are great for use indoors or outdoors.
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.