Decorating your house for Christmas doesn’t have to be costly. You can re-purpose what you already have from year to year to give it a fresh look for the season. The centerpiece above was made from an existing basket, some decorative picks, a candle, floral foam, some pine cones, a length of ribbon and some gold spray paint. All of these items were already on hand so the cost was free and just took about 30 minutes to create not counting the time for the paint to dry. I pulled these picks off of a old decorated wreath from several years ago. Steps to create are as follows:
- spray paint basket and let dry for at least an hour
- hot glue floral foam inside basket in the center
- stick decorative floral picks into foam to disguise edges
- insert candle into center of foam (optional – glue to secure)
- wrap a length of ribbon (this one is wired) around the handle and hot glue the end to hold
- you can also tuck some green garland in around the top to hide the open spots
Everyday objects can be repurposed for holiday decor as well. The little tree above is made from a wire brush, a 3″ seedling container, floral foam & gold spray paint. Isn’t it adorable?
Here is what they look like on my corner cabinet in the kitchen. Some red glasses, a metal decorative platter, and the traditional Santa & Mrs Claus shakers make for a nice display.