5 Christmas Tree Ornaments You Can Make From Trash

From burned-out light bulbs to empty paper towel rolls, learn how to transform your unwanted stuff into unique Christmas tree ornaments.

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Turn trash into beautiful Christmas ornaments with our easy steps.

1. Light Bulb = Snowman

Upcycled Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

Upcycled Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

Don't trash those burned-out light bulbs! Upcycle them into sparkling snowman ornaments for your Christmas tree instead with just a few materials: glitter, glue, paint, pipe cleaners and wire.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Don't trash those burned-out light bulbs! Upcycle them into sparkling snowman ornaments instead. Get step-by-step instructions >>

2. Mason Jar Bands = Mini Wreaths

DIY Mason Jar Band Wreath Ornaments

DIY Mason Jar Band Wreath Ornaments

Are spare Mason jar bands from past canning projects cluttering up your kitchen drawers? Upcycle them into adorable mini wreath ornaments for your Christmas tree using materials like moss, jute and ribbon.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Are spare Mason jar bands from past canning projects cluttering up your kitchen drawers? Learn how to turn them into adorable mini wreath ornaments. Get step-by-step instructions >>

3. Wine Corks = Christmas Tree

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornament

Upcycle wine corks into a charming ornament for your Christmas tree. Simply glue the corks together in a Christmas tree shape and screw in a small eye hook at the top, where you can thread a ribbon for hanging. For an extra pop of color and pattern, glue circles of festive scrapbook paper to the ends of the corks.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Save your wine corks from the holiday party season and transform them into Christmas tree-shaped ornaments. Get step-by-step instructions >>

4. Paper Towel Rolls = Snowflakes

DIY Paper Towel Roll Snowflake Ornament

DIY Paper Towel Roll Snowflake Ornament

Turn trash into treasure by upcycling empty paper towel rolls into glittering Christmas tree ornaments. Cut the roll into 12 half-inch sections, then glue together into a snowflake shape. Finish with decoupage glue and glitter.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Upcycle a humble paper towel roll into a glittering snowflake ornament with just a few supplies. Get step-by-step instructions >>

5. Puzzle Pieces = Reindeer

Upcycled Puzzle Piece Reindeer Ornament

Upcycled Puzzle Piece Reindeer Ornament

Not sure what to do with that old puzzle that's missing a few pieces? Repurpose it into cute reindeer ornaments for your Christmas tree. Paint the pieces in two shades of brown paint (one for the face, one for the antlers). Glue them together, then finish with wiggle eyes, a pompom nose and a red ribbon.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Not sure what to do with that old puzzle that's missing a few pieces? Repurpose it into cute reindeer ornaments for your tree. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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