Austin Dirty Work: 5 Awesome DIY Christmas Decorations Made From Junk

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Here at Dirty Work, we’re dreaming of a junk-filled Christmas! And we aren’t the only ones…

Here’s 5 of the coolest DIY, upcycling Christmas ideas, we’re seen floating around online.

Song Bird Blog shared this simple idea perfect for beginner upcyclers. All you need is a few old beer bottles and candles, some twine, some evergreen twigs and a few small Christmas tree ornaments. Target even sells entire packages of the ornaments on the $1 aisle! And by using recycled beer bottles, you could make this entire decoration for less than $5 and 20 minutes!

Upcycled Christmas Decorations

This awesome ironing board Christmas tree comes from Beyond the Picket Fence. It’s a unique and adorable way to display your Christmas cards and photos. Becky, the author of the blog post, found the ironing board at a thrift store and includes step by step instructions to help you make your own!

Upcycled Christmas Decorations

 Looking for a great DIY wreath? We love this one from Sustaina Blog. All you need is some old wine corks, some beads, a bit of ribbon and a piece of mistletoe. All things that you probably have around the house or can buy at your local dollar store! And if this wreath doesn’t quite speak to you, Sustaina Blog has 9 other awesome DIY Christmas wreath ideas!

Upcycled Christmas Decorations

My Salvaged Treasures created one of the most unique pieces of Christmas decor that we’ve seen! It’s a little more complex to make than some of the other ideas, but it’s an awesome way to save some random knick knacks from the trash can. My Salvaged Treasures has step by step instructions for how to create this tape measure Christmas tree decoration on their blog.

Upcycled Christmas Decorations

We saw this adorable and simple DIY Christmas decoration on Pinterest, but we aren’t quite sure where it came from originally. (If you know, let us know and we’ll give credit where credit is due!) Anyways, we love it! It would be simple to make out of an old picture frame, which you can find for cheap at almost any garage sale, and some old Christmas lights that don’t work anymore!


What do you think about these ideas? Love them or hate them?

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Or if you want to just see more awesome upcycling ideas like this, find Dirty Work on Pinterest or Tumblr. We share them there all the time!

  1. […] I’m really excited to show off this repurposed Christmas craft! The first of many. Who knew industrial springs could be turned into the perfect holiday DIY. It is very ‘country chic’ and has a fun rustic feel. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for some springs so I can make one of these trees too! Grab the full tutorial here… Organized Clutter – Holiday Junk: Repurposed Rusty Spring Tree Materials Needed assorted rusty old industrial springs scrap boards wood scraps wire pliers star shaped item Heirloom White spray paint glue Additional Resources: Looking for more mug cake recipes? Don’t miss the roundup by Daily Burn and also this post by Dirty Work Services. […]

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