Children's crafts recycled christmas decorations

As Christmas it's so easy to get caught up consumerism, as a family we try to keep it simple and focus on spending quality time together. We love crafting all our Christmas decorations and making presents for each other. This year every decoration on our Christmas tree was handmade, the tree ended up looking like a fabulous explosion of colourful craft!


  • Milk bottle tops
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Match sticks
  • Other items to decorate like sushi soy sauce fish, gems, pom poms
  • Hot glue gun


Raid the recycling box and craft cupboard for supplies, the basic materials you will need are milk bottle tops for the base and wooden popsicle sticks to make the stars.

craft materials to make up-cycled star decorations

Use the milk bottle tops as a base then start gluing on your paddle pop sticks and match sticks to make a star pattern.

Recycled Christmas star decoration craft activity

Now add embellishments to your stars like gems, pom poms, feathers, buttons or any other pretty small parts you can find. Then add a string loop to the top so you can hang your star decorations on your Christmas tree.

Christmas star decorations handmade from recycled materials

Recycled Christmas star decorations kids craft

Up-cycled Christmas star decorations

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