By Liesl Clark
Most of our ornaments are handmade or free finds we’ve rescued from the landfill. That’s not to say our tree looks like it’s decorated with junk. Quite the contrary, each little piece has a story to it: where it was ‘recovered’ or who created it.
One trash hack we love to do is find small dolls the children are finished playing with and turn them into ornaments. This one’s so easy it takes all of 30 seconds to make…er…once your glue gun is heated up.
All you’ll need is:
An assortment of dolls
A glue gun
Glue the ribbon together into a loop. Then glue the loop to the back of your doll. Ours have hats which make the gluing really easy. Now hang your dolly-ments onto the tree!
We have lots of frugal Santa ornament-making ideas on our Trash Backwards app. Please find more inspirations there!
And if you have an upcycled ornament you want to contribute, please send us your URL and we’ll include it in the app!