10 Simple DIY Ornaments Made from Reused Materials

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It’s that time of year: people are heading to the Christmas tree lot or bringing their fake tree out of the basement. If you’re looking to do something new to decorate your tree this year, why not look for ways to reuse what you already have on hand? Check out these 10 ornament ideas made from materials you probably have around the house to make your tree original and eco-friendly.
 

1. Plastic Bottle Icicles

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Admit it, even if you typically use a reusable water bottle, every once in a while you buy a plastic bottle of water. For this project, that’s okay, because it reuses plastic bottles.

The crafters over at the online craft community Cut Out and Keep offer a unique tutorial for how to turn an empty plastic bottle into icicle ornaments. Their instructions explain how to use a candle to heat the plastic enough to reshape it. With only two bottles, they made 36 ornaments, so a little material will go a long way.

What else can be made from plastic bottles? Check Out: New Balance Makes Plastic Bottle Sneakers

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