Recycled Christmas Tree Ornament

This month we are joining Project: Recycle & Create with reusing old clothes!

christmas tree ornament reusing old clothes

Since it is almost Christmas time, I’d thought it a good idea to come up with an ornament, using some old fleece tops of the kids.


This was rather easy: I cut up the fabric into blocks, making the blocks smaller and smaller. I just cut them free handedly, but you could us a template(square cardboard) and then cut the cardboard smaller and use it to cut the fabric block. I cut small slits to the middle of the block and my little helper threaded it through. Lastly, she added the buttons to the bottom and the star button to the top.


I added the string so it could hang on the tree, but it does stand by itself, so it could be used as table decoration or name placement ornament too! We send ours off to an overseas exchange buddy as part of her Christmas gift. Now that just gives us an excuse to make more of these cuties!

If you have missed some of the previous Recycle & Create Projects, you can see them in this category!
You have to see this awesome Christmas Ornaments book! Click the image below for details:

Christmas Ornaments

And for more Chrismassy ideas check this collection of recycled Christmas ornaments!

You need to see this fabulous book called Learn with Play, full of great activities and Christmas ideas too!


  1. Quent1 says

    Good recycling
    You used old fleece of your kids it’s a good idea
    But I think you dont use the totaly of the fleece no?
    What did you do with the fleece next and have you other idéar to recycle them?


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