November 1, 2022

Easy Upcycled Crochet Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is fastly approaching, so I figured it was time to get to work on some ornaments to add to my Seattle Seahawks themed Christmas tree. I usually buy a few new ornaments, but this time I thought it would be more eco friendly to create some new ornaments by upcycling some old ornaments that have lost their shine. I wanted to find a way to bring new life to some old ornaments that I haven't used in years, so I searched Pinterest and found a pin for a quick and easy way to upcycle ornaments with crochet. Since I have a Seahawks themed Christmas tree, I grabbed some blue and green yarn and a crochet hook and got to work! 
I gathered a bunch of teal ornaments that I no longer use.

Several of them had bad spots with missing paint.

I used Red Heart Team Spirit Navy/Green and crocheted a chain that was about 60 inches long.

I added a dab of hot glue to the ornament and then wrapped the crochet chain around the ornament.

I added more glue as needed.

The first ornament I made was half navy blue and half green.

Then I made one that's just navy blue. While wrapping the chain around the ornament, I realized my chain wasn't long enough, so I crocheted more chains. 

The navy blue ornament is all done.

So far, I've made four of these super easy upcycle crochet ornaments. They're really quick to make, so I'll definitely make more soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my Upcycled Crochet Christmas Ornaments!


Welcome to the November Sustainable Pinterest Challenge! The purpose of the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge (hosted by Julie @ Sum of Their Stories) is to create a sustainable/eco-friendly project that is inspired by a wonderful pin you found on Pinterest. This month's theme is Christmas, so I brought new life to some old ornaments with crochet. I hope you'll visit the other participant's crafty, eco-friendly Christmas creations below!↓

NOVEMBER SUSTAINABLE PINTEREST CHALLENGE COHOSTS:
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet

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20 comments:

  1. What a cute idea and a fun way to update old ornaments! Even I can crochet a chain, lol! That's the only thing I actually learned from my mil when she tried to teach me how to crochet! Happy Crafting Holidays!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Happy Holiday Crafting to you, too!!!

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  2. These are great, T'onna and even I can do a chain stitch! I'm going to give this a try - thanks for sharing the idea.

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I hope you have fun making lots of these ornaments!

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  3. This is fabulous T'onna, such a great save for those slightly sad looking old baubles. They have a whole new lease of life and this idea could be used for any colour scheme or decor.
    I just love the texture using the crochet chain gives.

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    1. Thanks! I love the texture, too. That's what really caught my eye when I saw the pin on Pinterest.

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  4. So cute! My hubby would love it if I let him have an Alabama themed Christmas tree. We do have a few Crimson Tide ornaments. These would be great in any color. This is a crochet project I can do! Pinned!

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    1. LOL My husband like the Tennessee Titans, so he's not really a fan of my Seahawks tree, but I've stuck with that theme for a few years now, so he just accepts it. But yes, these ornaments would be great in any color combo. Thanks for pinning!

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  5. This is such a great idea to use old ornaments and turn them into pretty yarn ornaments. I will have to give this a try.

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    1. Yes, you should definitely give it a try. They're really quick and fun to make!

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  6. Thanks, Christine! I like how quick and easy this craft is, too.

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  7. I love this, I always thought crocheted ornaments were beyond my skill level, but no! I was wrong - so effective.

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    1. Yes, you should definitely give this a try!

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  8. I can probably do this one! I always enjoy your projects even though I don't crochet but I think even I can make a chain and recreate some old ornaments. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    1. Thanks! Chains are really easy to make, so you should give it a try!

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  9. Love this, a great way of reusing all those Christmas decorations to rematch a new colour scheme!

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  10. This is fantastic! A lovely way to prolong their life!

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    1. Thanks, Maya! This is also a great way to keep from buying new ornaments. I really need to downsize my ornament stash. lol

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  11. These are super cute! ❤️

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