5 cool etsy repurposed christmas ornaments for 2012

5 best etsy repurposed christmas ornaments for 2012
by Mitchell Eismont

I am extremely interested in repurposed artwork. I think it has something to do with my humble up bringing and being poor. We could find uses for a lot of objects that people would throw at. As I grew into an artist, I repurpose a lot of things. As a matter of fact I collect old sign letters, and I am working on an alphabet in my design studio. Anyway here are my favorite repurposed etsy.com Christmas ornaments.

 #1 Orange Crush Star Christmas Ornaments by LizardSkins

Orange Crush Stars Christmas Ornaments Soda Can Upcycled Repurposed Gift Topper by Lizard Skins
Orange Crush Stars Christmas Ornaments Soda Can Upcycled Repurposed Gift Topper

Lizardskins has a ton of different styles of this pop can ornament. (Yeah  we say pop instead of soda in Pennsylvania). You can by about any ornament in any aluminum can ever.

#2 Handmade Ball Ornaments Vintage Music Score by StartTalkingVintage

Handmade Ball Ornaments Vintage Upcycled Music Scores Set of Eight, Photography Props, Christmas Tree, Wedding Decorations
Handmade Ball Ornaments by StartTalkingVintage

I am a big fan of old paper, and reusing something like score sheets is pretty genius. The other thing I like about these is the fact that the music notes create a really interesting texture.

 #3 Paper Christmas Ornament Polish Star by HullStreetGreen

Paper Christmas Ornament Polish Star Upcycled Book Page Ornament
Paper Christmas Ornament Polish Star Upcycled Book Page Ornament by HullStreetGreen

Again, I am a big fan of printed items. These stars are made from old dictionaries, and again you can see the interesting texture that the type makes on these.

#4 Bicycle  Chain Star Ornament by SpokenStitch

Bicycle Chain Star Ornament - Upcycled Bike Chain
Bicycle Chain Star Ornament – Upcycled Bike Chain

Who doesn’t love this ornament. It reminds me of being a young kid riding my bicycle around the block, causing terror.

#5 Upcycled Brown Paper Kudusama Flower by DIYdesigngirl

Upcycled Brown Paper Kudusama Flower Ornaments for a Truly Green Christmas
Upcycled Brown Paper Kudusama Flower Ornaments for a Truly Green Christmas

This one is perfect for the minimalist in all of us. It also has a very natural feel to it, if you are going for a more organic style tree.

Written by Mitchell Eismont
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3 Responses to 5 cool etsy repurposed christmas ornaments for 2012

  1. Jessica Marie says:

    thanks for featuring my ornaments! :)
    great collection!

    -Jessica
    StartTalkingVintage.etsy.com

  2. Elena says:

    I just discovered that you posted my ornament! Very excited to be mentioned on your blog! Thank you!

    • eismontdesigns says:

      You are very welcome. If you are doing one in 2013. Send me a link. I plan on doing this every year. People need more notoriety for the cool work they are doing on etsy.