Christmas is in the air! One of my favorite holiday traditions is creating festive decorations for our home with my son. We especially enjoy taking items headed for the garbage or recycling bin and giving them new life as something bright and cheery for the holidays.
Making a fun, colorful wreath for your front door is a great way to welcome visitors with cheery decor. I recently rounded up several recycled wreaths that I could make on a weekend afternoon with my son. Here are seven very cleverly crafted wreaths that I came across which utilize everything from recycled wine corks and leftover pieces of wrapping paper to broken holiday lights and dad's least favorite neckties! Read on to see all of these inspiring wreaths and pick one out to create with your children this coming chilly winter weekend.
#1: Wrapping Paper Wreath
This wreath was made using leftover pieces of wrapping paper – which I absolutely love for this time of the year. It seems like every time I wrap a gift, I am left with wrapping paper scraps. Now, I have the perfect project in mind for those leftover pieces. This wreath can be made using an assortment of colors to match your design aesthetic.
#2: Magazine Wreath
If you’re looking for a wreath that you will definitely enjoy not only during the holidays, but all year long, this magazine wreath fits the bill. It’s elegant enough to hang in your home indefinitely and the design makes quite a statement!
#3: Wine Cork Wreath
Do you have a large jar of wine corks in your home like I do? I am always looking for new and creative ways to use those corks. This recycled wine cork wreath would be perfect for using a large quantity of corks in one project. I like that it can be customized with a design that could be enjoyed year round or dressed up with holiday colors.
#4: Holiday Light Wreath
My husband loves old-school large bulb lights for the holidays. The only problem, so many of them burn out that we are usually left with a box of duds. Instead of tossing them, transform them into a holiday light wreath to really brighten any space!
#5: Necktie Wreath
Does your husband have a necktie or several that he doesn’t wear anymore? Why not use them to make a fun and festive wreath? I love how customizable this project is and it would make a fun gift for grandpa!
#6: Organic Tea Wreath
This wreath may be my favorite of the bunch. It includes tea and could double as a gift. I think this wreath would be fun to make for the kitchen and you could customize it with your family’s favorite tea or even small cocoa packets! If you’re giving it as a gift, keep the tea bags in tact. Or if you plan on making one from used tea packets, just take care when you open them to keep them in wreath-worthy condition!
#7: Toilet Paper Roll Wreath
I have been collecting toilet paper rolls for quite some time and this wreath seems like the perfect project to use them up! I think this would be just as much fun for the kids as the adults. The best part, if you only want to use it for one season, that’s OK — simply recycle it when you’re finished enjoying it.