When it comes to the holidays, I think we all appreciate it when find something that triggers one less thing on the to-do list. I know I do. With this in mind, Michael’s asked me to share three ideas for refreshing old holiday decorations, allowing each of us to use what we have on hand instead of going out and buying everything brand new. Saves time. Save money. I’m down!
For starters, I love this new take on tinsel garland. Why does it need to be a string? Cut it up into 3″ pieces and use the puffs as ornaments all over tree! Adds color, texture, and this makes fro fantastically inexpensive tree filler. You could also use these on wreaths, or use double stick tape to add some sparkly pompoms to the windows. Don’t you like that?
I knew you would.
Speaking of tinsel garland…
I made these Victorian style bird elements by making a sandwich of three elements; bird clip art (can be trimmed from old Christmas cards for a double upcycle win-win!), tinsel, feathers, and a couple of flattened out muffin cups. You can make a dozen of these for very little cheese and they will change the entire appearance of your tree. And while you are in there, throw in some sequins for color. Go on now. Thow ’em!
And this. This is what you can make with an enormous wreath form and your grandma’s collection of ornaments (in case you don’t want to put them on the your granny themed tree!) This will take some time and effort, but holy cats, IT’S IS WORTH IT. I made this wreath a few years back and people complement me on it to this day. If you have a box of ornaments in your garage that don’t quite mesh with your current collection, but they are too sentimental to toss, packing them into a wreath is a fantastic option!
So those are Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog,The Glue String.