Christmas Decorations Projects

ChrisTmas DecOrations REUSING OLD ITEMS A recycling project in the English Class IES PEDRO ESPINOSA (ANTEQUERA)



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A recycling project in the English Class


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Santa Claus Decoration .......................... 1

Santa Paper rolls ................................... 2

Paper Christmas Tree ............................ 3

Recycled Paper Ornaments .................... 4

Christmas Wreath .................................. 5

Cristmas Tree ........................................ 6

Recycled Bell ......................................... 7

Christmas Bottle ................................... 8

CD Ornament ......................................... 9

Christmas Balls ..................................... 10

Santa Claus ........................................... 11

Christmas Bells ..................................... 12

A different Christmas Wreath ................ 13

Star Ornaments ..................................... 14

Cork Christmas Tree .............................. 15

Decorated Plant Pot ............................... 16

Christmas Coaster ................................. 17

Nail File Ornaments ............................... 18

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Santa Claus Decoration

Bored at home? Are you fed up of having useless cans and bricks? So, I have the solution, our magic Santa Claus!!

Materials 1 Can A brick of milk The inside back cover of a red notebook The padding from broken furniture The caps of little bottles

Instructions * The Sled

1. Take the brick of milk and cut and clean it.2. Cut the inside back cover of the red notebook and stick the

pieces onto the sled-shaped brick of milk.3. Take another piece of the inside back cover of the red

notebook and put it behind the sledge to form the rear.* Santa Claus

1. Take the caps of the little bottles and stick them into a biggercap, both red if possible.

2. Stick the ‘head’ onto the can (the body) and stick the beardtoo.

3. Make the coat with the rest of the brick of milk and stick it intothe can and decorate it.

4. Use some of padding to make the knitted cap.

Note: Don’t forget to cut everything with the right measures.

Rubén Arcas


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Santa Paper Rolls

What’s better than reusing things that you have at home and you don’t use anymore. Let’s make something with this, for example: a Christmas decoration.


Toilet paper rolls Paint Paint brush Cloth, fabric or felt Cardboard Glue


1. Collect toilet paper rolls.2. With paper, make a Santa Claus costume.3. Paint its face4. With fabric or felt make a hat.5. Glue the hat to the body.

Note: you can also make the “Three Wise Men” using the same instructions. In fact, you can make a whole Nativity Scene with the rolls.

Ricardo Beltrán Muriel


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Paper Christmas Tree

This is a simple paper Christmas tree to decorate your bedroom, home or your class.


Old magazine or newspaper Scissor Pen


Collect an old magazine or an old newspaper. Draw the contour of a Christmas tree. Cut out the Christmas tree.

Notes: if you want, you can also paint the exterior of the Christmas tree.

Juanjo Benítez Ardila


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Recycled Paper Ornaments

What better source of ornaments than our rolls of kitchen paper! Let's make some Christmas decorations from reused items!


• Paper or cardboard• Paint or marker• If you use paint, you must use a paint brush• Thread


1. Search for cardboard or old paper you don't use.2. Make lines separating every centimetre.3. Paint the selected area without marking the lines previously made.4. Cut along the lines.5. Join the rings to form a ball with them.6. Put a thread at the top of the ball.7. Hang.

Note: the balls make beautiful decorations in rooms or on a Christmas tree.

José María Calvano


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Christmas Wreath

Let’s make some Christmas decorations!

Materials: Two sheets of paper Aluminium paper Pieces of streamers for decoration Adhesive ribbon A piece of fabric

Instructions: 1. Fold the sheets of paper several times to form two large

papers.2. Link the two papers with the adhesive ribbon.3. Roll them with aluminum paper.4. Link the pieces of streamers for decoration with the adhesive

ribbon5. Finally, make a loop at the top of the stream.

Note: It’s very easy to make and using only recycled materials! You can hang it on your front door or in other part in your home.

Jesús Cordón


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Christmas Tree

Don't you have money for a Christmas tree? Here you are a great idea to have a cheap one!

Materials: Plastic cup Paint can (for painting) Buttons

Instructions: 1. Obtain a plastic cup. You can find one in parties for example.2. Collect Buttons.3. Paint the plastic cup in green to make a tree.4. Glue the buttons onto the plastic cup with celophane tape.

Note: This Christmas tree is a great decoration if you don't have money to buy one. Also, you can put a star on top to make it more like a true Christmas tree.

Casandra González


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Recycled bell for Christmas

If you don´t have much money and you want something similar to a bell for your bedroom or to hang it on the Christmas tree, here you have a good option.

Materials: -A plastic cup -Paint - A button -Paint brush -Scissors -A needle -A bow -Thread

Instructions: 1. Take a plastic cup and cut it with the scissors.2. Paint the cup in yellow with the paint brush and let it dry.3. Make a little hole at the bottom of the cup with the needle, but becareful, don´t hurt yourself!! 4. Introduce the piece of thread through the hole and tie it.5. Tie the button at the end of the piece of thread.6. Tie a red bow around the cup.7. Hang it wherever you want.

Note: If you want you can change the colours and you can put the needle into the bow so you can ensure it won´t untie

Alberto López Sánchez


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If you want to decorate your home but you don´t want to pay too much: let´s make a Christmas Bottle!


A Glass Bottle Sugar A piece of paper Plastic sheets from a Christmas tree. Glue


1. Glue the plastic sheets from a Christmas tree at the bottom ofthe bottle.

2. Fill the bottle with sugar.3. With paper, cut out a star.4. Draw a smile on the piece of paper.5. Glue the piece of paper at the top of the bottle.

Note: You can cut the piece of paper into any shapes and you can draw what you like on it.

Miguel Molina


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CD ornament

What better source of ornaments than your old CDs! Let's make some Christmas decorations from reused items!

Materials: A CD Scissors Thread Pencil

Instructions: 1- Draw a design with a pencil. 2- With the scissors start to cut slow. 3-File the imperfections. 4- Place a thread through the hole and tie it. 5- Hang.

Note: You have to be careful while you are cutting the CD because it's easy to break.

Natalia Navas


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Christmas balls

Let's make some Christmas balls from reused items!

Materials: -Cardboard -Shoe box paper -Watercolors -Paint brush -Glitter -Glue -Scissors

Instructions: 1. Cut 1cm cardboard strips and paint them2. Make balls from shoe box paper3. Put the cardboard strips around de paper balls with glue4. Paint the visible white areas5. Add glitter with glue

Note: You can add other things like stickers, you can draw on the cardboard strips and make it as colorful as possible for your Christmas Tree!

María Palomo Jiménez


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Santa Claus

What better source of ornaments than our own drawers! Let's make some Christmas decorations!

Materials: • Socks• Rice• Transparent paper

• Buttons• Cotton• Pearls

Instructions: 1. Fill two socks with rice and make two balls2. Stick the balls together with thread3. Wrap one ball with transparent paper4. Stick the buttons on the face5. Put a hat on the head and cotton balls on the face6. Puttwo arms on the body

Note: The 'Santa Claus' also makes a beautiful home decoration. You can put it on the table, under the tree or other places, making them very pretty. This is a Santa Claus decoration!

Saray Pozo


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Christmas bells

These are fantastic Christmas bells, using only recycled materials.

Materials:✗Plastic cups✗Tree ornaments that you don't use✗

One flowerRibbons to wrap presents.

Instructions:✗Make one perforation at the bottom of the plastic cups.✗Pass the ribbons through the perforations.✗Tie the ribbons at the end of the ornaments and put inside of cups.✗Frizzle what is left of the strips.✗Glue the flower between the two plastic cups.

Note: The bells are very beautiful as Christmas decorations and have a lot of Christmas spirit.

Marta Ramírez


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Christmas Wreath What better source of ornaments than our own drawers! Let’s make a Christmas Wreath!


Old paper Christmas balls Glue Silicone


Take the necessary material. Cut out a circle of paper. Roll the papers in the form of a cone. Glue the cones in a circle. Putt he balls in the middle of the cones. Glue the balls with silicone.

Note: The Christmas Wreaths are very beautiful and traditional at Chrisrmas. Make your Christmas Wreath!

Natalia Ramírez


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Star Ornaments

What better source of ornaments than our own home! Let’s make some Christmas decorations from reused items! 


Cardboard tube


Paint brush




Old newspaper

Instructions:  1. Collect cardboard tubes.  2. Cut the tube into small rings.  3. Glue the rings.  4. Paint the stars with a brush.  5. Set on scrap paper (newspaper) to dry.  6. Tie thread at a corner.  7. Hang. 

Note: You can make stars of different sizes and colours. If you make many stars, you get a very nice effect. 

Jaime Repiso 


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Cork Christmas tree

It’s a good  idea  for decorating your home cheaper than the things that you can buy in the shops. 

Materials:  ‐Corks.‐Paint. ‐Ribbon. 

Instructions:             ‐Collect corks.             ‐Paint one side of the corks.             ‐Glue the corks together in the shape you want. 

Note: This can be used as a Christmas tree decoration, or maybe only for     decorating your home. 

David Rubio 


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Decorated Plant Pot

Christmas is coming, and there's nothing better to decorate your house than our Christmas Plant Pot! Just take an old plant pot and use your imagination to have the best ornament with only reused items!

Materials: 1. Plant Pot2. Paint3. Paint brush4. Glass beads5. Glitter

Instructions: 1. Choose some old plant pots.2. Paint borders.3. Take glitter and put in some parts of the plant pot.4. Let it dry.5. Put glass beads on it.

Note: They are very cool and fantastic for Christmas. You can make some to decorate your house, and you can choose the colours and glass beads that you like.

Laura Ruiz


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Christmas coaster

Have you noticed that you have lots of scratched CDs? Have you noticed that you don´t have anything to put your cups on? We can fix that: Materials:


Pieces of different colored foam rubber.

A glue gun.


Imagination and patience.

Instructions: 1.- Trace the shape of the CD on three pieces of foam rubber. 2.- Cut two of them and stick them to both faces of the CD using the glue gun 3.- Draw a Christmas star on the third shape and cut it out 4.- Stick the shape to a side of the coaster

Note: You can draw anything that you want. Let your imagination fly!

Carlos Sánchez


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Nail File Ornaments

I've made this Christmas ornaments, a snowman and Santa Claus with nail files, which I used to decorate the Christmas tree and the rest of the house.

Materials:• Two nail files• Old buttons• Glue and scissors• Tempera• Pieces of old clothes

Instructions:1. We takes nail files and paint them in different

colours(red, black, white..)2. We stick the buttons on them.3. We decorate them with pieces of old clothes.4. We make a hole in the nail file and put a card throught

it.Note: These ornaments are nice and easy to make. You can also use ice cream sticks.

Marta Varo18

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