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Bottle Caps and Scraps: 5 DIY Ornament Ideas

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Amy Thomson
12.09.15

If it’s your first year in a new house or you’re just looking to jazz up an old ornament collection, here’s your chance to upcycle some old craft remnants. You can probably find most of these supplies in your recycling or around the house!

Here are 5 ways to make upcycled ornaments from some savvy bloggers:

Punched Tin Can Ornaments

Image Credit & Full Details: The Thinking Closet

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Grab a tin can from your recycling and embark on this afternoon project. These can be made as candle holders, too!

Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments

Image Credit & Full Details: One Artsy Mama

Are you looking for an excuse to buy a nice 6-pack? Because this tutorial requires bottle caps, and they don’t only come from fancy ginger ale.

Recycled Paper Ornaments

Image Credit & Full Details: Craft and Creativity

These paper ornaments can be made with old newspapers, book pages or even bright, fun junk mail! You might notice the tutorial is first listed in German – never fear – the English translation is just below.

5-Pointed Star Origami Ornaments

Image Credit & Full Details: Homemade Gifts Made Easy

Check out these instructional videos on origami stars! There are multiple ways to make origami stars based on your liking. These are a fun use of an old newspaper and can easily be turned into ornaments for the tree or window.

Ribbon Scrap Tree Ornaments

Image Credit & Full Details: Fireflies & Mud Pies

Are you still holding on to 1999’s ribbon scraps? Here’s your chance to use them! Put together some fun ribbon scrap tree ornaments, and don’t be afraid to go against the grain with bold colors.

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