Christmas wrapping paper upcycle ideas

We use a lot of gift wrapper during the holidays. Think about how much Christmas wrapping paper gets discarded in your home, and then multiply that by the millions of households across the country. Shocking, isn’t it?

You may have heard the phrase, “reuse, reduce, and recycle.” Turning used items into practical or beautiful things is taking recycling a step further, and it’s called “upcycling.” Here are some crafty ideas from Pinterest.
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DIY Halloween Decorations

This year’s crop of Queens is even more of a scream with Kings thrown into the crazy mix. Get ready to have your creative bone tickled, as each one tricks out an artificial Christmas tree with DIY Halloween decorations. All hail to their crafty majesties!

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A home tour featuring a DIY candy corn tree

This Halloween I have not one, but two candy corn trees! The original OG candy corn tree and one I made myself using my Treetopia orange, yellow, and hot pink trees! Yup, you can make your own candy corn Halloween tree using parts from 3 different colorful Christmas trees.

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Halloween Queens DIY Ornaments

Treetopia’s recent Halloween blog hop took us through a journey of crafting and DIY. Drawing inspiration from the classic icons of the season, our blogger friends waved their wands to create magical works of art that embodied the spooky Halloween spirit.

We’ve gathered how-to videos taken by some of our participants to inspire even the most novice crafter. Watch them below and create your own ornaments for October 31! (more…)

Find ways to turn duplicate gifts you received into new home décor items or Christmas ornaments

For any occasion we celebrate, we’re bound to receive generic presents from people who did not have enough time to think about what to get for their family or friends. Instead of just storing these items or recycling them as generic gifts for some other occasion, why not repurpose them into trendy and useful home décor. Check out these four commonly given gifts and what easy DIY projects you can do with them:

recycling gifts

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