I was looking for ideas myself just the other day you can recycle old ornaments by.
1. spray paint & glue glitter on them
2. glue or decoupage printed pic of your family onto the ornament (print them in Sephia or black & white for a cool effect) seal with clear spray from the $ store
3. Glass ornaments can be soaked in soapy water to clean then decorate how you want-even add some lace, babies breath, or even make mini snow globes inside would be very cute. They have spray glitter that would works well.
4. Use old apples to feed the birds-cover the apple with peanut butter or honey & roll in bird seed, hang from your trees with bright ribbon.
5. Christmas Card Ornaments
Using old Christmas cards. You will need at least three pictures.
Using a glass, trace a circle around the pictures you would like to include. Cut these out.
Fold each circle in half.
Glue or staple the three circles together with the pictures facing out so that it forms a triangle-like shape.
Punch a hole through one of the sides, place an ornament hook through it. Hang it from the tree.
just a few ideas