Updating Your Christmas Decorations

Just because you change your tree lights or ornaments this year doesn’t mean you have to buy new accent pieces. Tying in your other decorations with your tree can be fun and inexpensive.

Tired of the white lights on your tree? Want a little color in your life? Changing to multi colored lights and ornaments can richen a room, especially when you carry it to other areas. The wonderful jewel-like colors of the bulb in stores now can be fun to work with. The rich purples, greens and bright blues are festive and beautiful. Large containers of assorted colored bulbs can be found in most store for a reasonable price. Buying an extra tub to updated those wreaths and garland can give your room a designer look with little effort. Here are some ideas to update those tired looking decorations with sparkle and flare.

Wreaths

Start with a clean slate. Clip off any berries, apples, pics, or pine cones. Get your glue gun ready. Select some of the bright colored bulbs from your tub that you see on your tree, using at least 3 or 4 different colors. Plan your pattern before you start to glue. Mix large and small. Even tiny ones can make a shiny cluster of berries when grouped in threes together, and thats our goal. MAKE IT SHINE! A star or two here and there can tie it all together. A curly hanging bow from your gift wrappings can replace the more traditional bow for a fun look. Glue everything on. Make sure to turn your bulbs down so the hook side doesn’t show. When you’re through you will have a wreath as unique as you are.

Centerpieces

A tray sprinkled with snow or potpourri can make a simple and elegant statement on your table. Adding candles, a statue of Santa or Frosty can be the perfect touch. Don’t overload the tray. A SPRINKLE of snow rather than a foot of it will do the trick. Filling the tray with big chunks of potpourri is always nice and will send the smells of the holidays throughout your home. Add a couple of those bulbs again to tie in with your new look.Your home will have the magical feel of the holidays. Have fun with it.