A Bunch Of Crafty Ways To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

20 Crafty Recycling Projects You Can Make With Your Christmas Tree

There really is nothing like a fresh tree for Christmas. It smells wonderful and brings a bit of the outdoors inside for a short while. When Christmas is over it’s time to hack it up for recycling but it seems to me that there is a more fitting end for something so special. Not one to waste the bounty which nature provides, I will be using my tree for its trunk and branches to make a bunch of creative projects. Here is a list of my favorite crafty recycling projects to give an old Christmas tree new life.

recycling projects to make with your Christmas tree

Getting rid of a beautiful tree after the holidays can be a sad event, but there are plenty of creative ways to recycle your Christmas tree when her job is complete indoors.

1. Branch Coat Rack

Branch Coat Rack

2. Mini Branch Planter

Mini Branch Planter

3. Wood Slice Flowers

Wood Slice Flowers

4. Wood Ornaments

Tree Branch Ornaments

5. Twig Wreath

 Twig Wreath

6. Twig Flower Pots

Twig Flower Pots

7. Wood Slice Walkway

 Wood Slice Walkway

8. Twig Push Pins

Twig Push Pins

9. Affordable Wall Art

Affordable Wood Wall Art

10. Branch Chandelier

Tree Branch Chandelier

11. Rustic Windchime

Bamboo glazed ceramic and branch wind chime

12. Branch Candle Holders

Branch Candle Holders

13. Branch Table Runner

Anthropologie Qingke Wood Table Runner

14. Outdoor Lamp

Outdoor Lamp

15.  Rustic Twig Frame

 Twig Frame

16. Branch Coasters

Branch Coasters

17. Wood Slice Mirror


Wood Framed Mirror

18.  Starburst Wall Art

Vivaterra Wood Slice Starburst Wall Art

19. Wood Wall Clock

Wood Slice Wall Clock

20. Stylish Bug Hotel

Wood Slice Bug Hotel

Make your Christmas Tree into ornaments, wall art, frames, candle holders, coasters and many more ideas

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Debbie
    DebbieDecember 30,12

    You’ve posted some fabulous ideas for recycling the trees! I’m pinning and will be looking at which ones I will do with our tree when it comes down. Thanks for sharing!!
    Debbie :)

  2. Amanda - Cupcakes and Corndogs
    Amanda - Cupcakes and CorndogsJanuary 6,13

    Love the frame. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Suzan
    SuzanJanuary 10,13

    Wow – such brilliant ideas!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. yolcu
    yolcuAugust 26,13

    awesome and cute

  5. Mary Isolani
    Mary IsolaniJuly 12,14

    You have some great ideas…any How-to instructions?? ie; how to seal the coasters, how to hollow out the candle holders, how to make the candle holders not burn when burning a candle in them, etc..

  6. Stephanie
    StephanieJuly 12,14

    Mary, all the DIY instructions are in the links through the post. Each photo has a link that you can click that takes you to the original project. All of Garden Therapy’s projects have full tutorials but some of the others do not. Maybe I will make them and post the instructions one day!

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