Just like clothing styles trend, how you dress your Christmas tree might also change over time. Don’t ditch those old glass balls or other unwanted ornaments that no longer have a place on your tree this year. You can use them to make an unexpected holiday decoration and accessory. After spotting a bucket of red glass ornaments for sale at ReStore, we combed through Pinterest to see what the possibilities are. Below are some links to some great DIY craft ideas, appropriate for the whole family. So reuse, recycle, upcycle, what have you … just get creative!
One-up your competition at this year’s Ugly Sweater Contest by adding an ugly headband to your ensemble. Simply grab your glue gun, a strong plastic or fabric-covered headband and as many out-dated ornaments as you can find. In fact, the more you can squeeze on here, the better. Take a look at the how-to on this blogspot and get gluing!
Magnetic fridge ornaments
Your refrigerator is jealous. You greet it a dozen times a day yet it is not properly dressed for the season. Let’s fix that by making magnetic ornaments that you can stick to your fridge’s door. Buy some small magnetic disks and glue one to the back of each ornament. (Glue gun or liquid nails would work best here.) Once dry, they are ready to take their place in the kitchen.
Glass jars filled with color
If you have some large glass containers hanging out in the basement, fill them with brightly colored glass ball ornaments. You can then use these containers to decorate your mantle or tabletops. You can cheat a bit if you don’t have enough ornaments to fill the container. Simply place an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll into the center of the container to take up space. Then place your ornaments around it.
Okay … You’re ready to get super fancy
You’re up for a more “involved” type of DIY project with your ornaments. This Christmas tree on screen frame might be up your alley. Directions are on the blog linked below. If you don’t have a screened frame lying around the house, you can browse ReStore’s door and window aisles to see what’s available. Or, simply use a plain picture frame (of which ReStore has many) to frame your free-floating design. Just cut out a tree shape on a posterboard and glue your Christmas ornaments to the board.