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5 DIY Christmas Ornaments

handmade ice skate ornaments

Looking for handmade ornaments that you don’t have to make yourself? We’ve got you covered! Well, more specifically, the amazing crafters of Team Eco Etsy have you covered!

When you buy from a handmade artisan, you’re supporting the arts and helping that person use her creativity to support herself. Choosing eco-friendly handmade goods takes things even further by supporting artists that are mindful about their materials and their impact on the planet. Team Eco Etsy, a collective within the Etsy marketplace, makes it easy. The team is curated by a team leader who makes sure that members really do walk the talk when it comes to green crafts.

Buying handmade is a win all around! Check out these lovely ornaments from some Eco Etsians…

1. Recycled felt ice skates from recycledparts

2. Acorn ornaments with real acorn caps and vintage fabric bottoms from Moon Flower Creations

3. Recycled circuit board ornaments from Debby Arem Designs

4. Upcycled felt hearts from Sewn Natural

5. Vintage calendar tea towel bird from Montclair Made

There are lots more lovely recycled ornaments on Etsy! The trick to finding them is knowing how to search. Rather than just searching “ornament” or “Christmas ornament” try searching for “upcycled ornament,” “recycled ornament,” or “ornament teamecoetsy” to narrow your results down a bit more.

What are you doing to keep your tree trimming eco-friendly? I’d love to hear what you’re making in the comments!

Image Credit: Photo via recycledparts, used with permission.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:03PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

Cool green ideas :)

5:51AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

With six children(now grown) I have plenty of homemade decorations.

4:33PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

Thanks. There is nothing nicer than a tree decorated with all home made decorations.

5:47AM PST on Nov 27, 2012

Great ideas thanks .

5:54AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

I love the skates. Thank you for these great ideas!

3:54PM PST on Dec 18, 2011


4:47PM PST on Dec 11, 2011

Happy Holidays to everyone :)

4:46PM PST on Dec 11, 2011

great article, thanks for sharing

11:25AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

Thank you

8:38AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

rebecca, i had to look that up on the internet. sounds harder than most orgami, but worth the effort. it would be cool to do a whole tree of orgami ornaments and add to it each year. an international handmade ornament tree would be fun to. each year one could concentrate on different cultures. in chicago, there is a museum that decorates trees like that each christmas. a lot of the ornaments can be made by anyone interested in learning how from books or from the internet.

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This video was the 2nd one here that had a commercial first on it! Now we have to watch a commercial…

Gratitude for sharing!

Thank you Becky.


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