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Recycled Paper Ornaments

Hold on to old magazines and colorful recycled papers to create these fun, child-friendly Christmas tree ornaments.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
Paper Heart Is Made From Recycled PaperDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Look out for wallpaper samples, pages from magazines and various old wrapping papers, and recycle the cardboard from items such as tea and cereal boxes to use as the backing material for each decoration. It's worth making your own tree decorations, as bought decorations are often chemically treated or made from non-biodegradable substances.

Materials Needed:

  • recycled paper in festive colors
  • recycled cardboard
  • eco-friendly adhesive glue
  • scissors

Step 1

Place the template on the piece of paper and draw around it. Cut out a piece of cardboard roughly the same size as the piece of paper.

Heart Shape Drawn On Recycled Paper Using TemplateDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Glue the piece of recycled cardboard onto the back of the paper and leave to one side for a while for the glue to dry completely.

Back Recycled Paper With CardboardDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Cut out the paper shape neatly with scissors. Trim the shape if necessary so that no pen or pencil marks are showing.

Cut Out Heart ShapeDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Thread both ends of the string through a bead or button to create a loop. Glue the string loop to the back of the card and allow to dry.

Bead Used To Form Hanger On Paper HeartDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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