Utilize Recycled Materials to Make Christmas Tree and Ornaments. If you are having so much unused items in your house, you can try to reuse the item by modifying those items to be much better. You can repaint the item so it will look shiny. This is an alternative theme to make ornaments using items such as unused bags, cans, and a few other things. It would be a great thing you can do to find unique Christmas decorations.