Repurpose Items For Holiday Decor

Dated: December 1 2020

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Repurpose Items For Holiday Decor

Before you spend your holiday savings on tinsel and twinkle lights, take another look at items you already have. By searching through your cabinets and closets, you can easily repurpose common household items into yuletide decor for your abode. Need a little inspiration? These design experts share how they style up everyday objects into festive flourishes.

 

Dig through the craft closet

 

If you’ve got extra cloth or burlap, you can use it for anything from tablecloths to a Christmas tree skirt. You can roll out brown or black butcher paper on your table like a runner. You can also tie ribbon on everything, thread it through chandeliers or banisters, or put festive printed fabric in frames.

 

Check the kitchen

 

You can fill a large glass serving bowl with whatever seasonal item you have. This is an easy way to repurpose decorations and switch up how you would normally display them.  If you have flower vases, stick glass ornaments inside with a string of White lights.

 

Use food

 

Dried fruit garland is easy and classic. Use a needle and thread some popcorn, cranberries or dried sliced oranges, and string it up wherever you see fit. Cut up fresh fruit and put it in a pitcher before adding flowers for a centerpiece. Throw in some cloves and cinnamon sticks for added flair.

 

Forage in the yard

 

Instead of placing a star at the top of your Christmas tree, find some sticks and tie them together at the top of the tree with a bow.  You can then layer pinecones throughout the tree to balance out the ornaments for an organic, natural feel.

 

Look around

 

You can give a corner of your home a holiday touch by adding seasonal pillows you can store the rest of the year, some evergreen cuttings from the yard, and a stack of wrapped gifts. Consider repurposing a metallic vase into a holiday greenery display.

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