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Recycle Plastic Cotton Reels – Upcycled Christmas Decoration

Recycle Plastic Cotton Reels – Upcycled Christmas Decoration
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I’ve finally hit upon an idea for recycling cotton reels… upcycled Christmas decorations. I hate throwing cotton reels away, but generate quite a few over the course of the year. I have to admit I love this idea!

You will need:

cotton reels

double sided tape

scraps of wool

embroidery floss

beads

spray paint

To make:

Spray the ends of your cotton reels to cover up the writing.

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Once dry wrap double sided tape at the bottom and top of the barrel. Cut lengths of wool and place along the barrel.

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Thread beads onto your embroidery floss. Wrap this around the barrel, spreading the beds our randomly as you go.

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Using invisible thread or whatever you have to hand, thread a needle through the middle of the cotton reel, through a large bead and then back through the cotton reel. Thread a second bead on at the top and create a loop to hang the Christmas decoration.

Upcycled cotton reel transformed into upcycled christmas decoration, click through to the blog for the full tutorial

Whats colours will you choose? Do you have a favourite upcycled christmas decoration?

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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