Saw this great post on the library as incubator project blog on folks at North Park University’s Brandel Library using discarded library materials to create holiday decorations:
This post that lead me to a link of a Pinterest board of many library recycled holiday craft ideas:
But I also have to give a shout out to my own library and Ms Elias’s amazing creations using recycled sheet music:
Thinking about next years holiday already? Maybe not but you could start now reusing old or broken decorations or natural items found around your yard. Get creative in the new year and have fun – at your school or public library, host a hands-on program for people to make upcycled/recycled holiday decorations You can even put out a table of goodies, welcoming back college kids to the library, allowing them to get creative and enjoy being back on campus.
The How Do I Recycle This? blog offered a great ideas in 2010 (button wreaths, origami decorations, tin stars, star lights, and other fabulous ideas.) and now offers more for end of 2011 like old newspaper ball ornaments, ornaments from old sweaters, Christmas trees from twigs, paper chains from old maps, and old newspaper wreaths.