The Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge: Make Christmas and Holiday Ornaments From Recycled or Reused Products Fleece Sweater Ornam
Posted Dec 15 2009 12:35pm
Due to the economic down-turn, this year has been tough financially for many. Finding creative ways to save money – like making creative and recycled Christmas ornaments seems like a simple way to celebrate at the holiday in a non-materialistic way. This Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge is the perfect way to get started.
To be placed on our incredible sustainable holiday tree, the decorations have to qualify by following the below rules:
Recycled Holiday Tree Challenge Rules – the components must be -
Garage Sale Purchased, or
From a Resale Shop, or
From the Natural Environment
Any craft parts beyond glue, staples, and needle/thread also need to be from a resale shop or disassembled and reused from a previous source.
Above is a photo of cute embroidered snowmen ornaments remade from the used fleece snowman sweater you see in the photo.
How To Make An Ornament From a Fleece Sweater and A Paper Plate
Clean used fleece sweater or shirt
Used paper plates which are not oily or greasy
Hole puncher or sharp tool
Ribbon or string
Cut out embroidery or design on sweater in circles or tree shapes which are smaller than six inches.
Glue onto old paper plate.
Paper plate acts as a firm backing.
Glue the back (paper plate side) of ornaments to another strip of fleece.
Cut out ornaments exactly the same as the top shape.
Punch a hole in the top using hole puncher or sharp tool and thread with ribbon.
Hang on tree.
Please send photos and links so we can see what you have done with holiday trees to help save the landfills. Thanks!