How To Use What You Already Own To Decorate For The Holidays

by dose, 6 years ago | N/A

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The holidays mean cozying up inside for movie marathons complete with cocoa and carols. And no home is quite complete without an all-out decorating job that makes your space look like the snowy ski lodge of your dreams.

It’s easy for your decorating budget to get out of control, but by repurposing a few simple items you already own, you can take your holiday décor to expert with plenty of cash to spare on gifts, too!


Nothing makes a home quite as cozy during the holiday season as warm, fluffy blankets perfect for curling up with cocoa or a book. Use them as a display in the bedroom or living room and have them on hand anytime you need to cozy up quick!

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Picture Frames

If you aren’t into round wreaths, use a picture frame to make a rectangular imitation wreath instead. Or if you aren’t into wreaths at all, ditch the greenery and use a few ornaments and ribbon to create a more unique door decoration. Frames also make a great decorative border for a cheery holiday phrasing with a bit of calligraphy practice.

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Globes have become a trendy accent piece in studies and classy living rooms everywhere, but to give it a bit of holiday cheer, just top it off with Santa and his sleigh!

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You can probably spare an ornament or two from your packed Christmas tree, so choose a handful to use in more creative ways, from place card holders to centerpieces or jar displays.

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Throw Pillows

Your everyday floor pillows aren’t necessarily holiday-friendly, but with a simple slipcover and a few DIY options like lettering or sweatering, your throws can be seasonally versatile and add an extra holiday touch.

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Any assortment of candles you own can be given a little holiday flair with glitter, birch wood, sweater sleeves or sprigs of greenery, depending on your home’s feel.

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Candlesticks can also be repurposed into a less traditional use for snowglobes or patterned paper trees.

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Tree Trimmings

You’ve already put up your Christmas tree, but all those bottom pieces you had to chop to make room for presents are perfect to bring a bit of festive green into the rest of your home. Mini wreaths, small sprigs and even pinecones and be repurposed just about anywhere with fishing line or hot glue.

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You’ve already wrapped your presents, so why hide them when they could be used in your holiday decor too? Wrap your gifts in complementary colors and stack them anywhere for a festive display.

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