Decorating your home for Christmas is a lot of fun. Children love to watch the Christmas decorations go up as this sets the mood for this festive time of year. Add joy and pizzazz to your old Christmas decorations by changing them up a little bit to make them stand out and look like new again. All of those ornaments that have been hanging on your Christmas tree for several years can be changed up a little bit to add a fresh, updated look to your Christmas tree.
Open up your box of Christmas ornaments and sort through them, tossing the ones that are broken. The ornaments that are worn can be repaired easily with a little bit of glue, tinsel, ribbon and fabric. Your old ornaments might be heirlooms, passed down from your grandmother or other people that mean a lot to you. If you can fix them up a little bit, you can pass them down to your children and other people that mean a lot to you.
If there are a couple of important or heirloom ornaments that are broken, glue them back together and use some fabric to cover the cracks. This way you can still display them. Do you decorate your Christmas tree the same way every year? Instead of getting new ornaments, you can make them look like new again by changing the color of the lights on the tree. If multi-colored lights are your standard tree decoration, switch your lights from multi-colored to white with green or white with red. Changing the color of lights will make your old ornaments stand out like new ones.
Another easy way to make your Christmas ornaments stand out is to decorate the tree with other things like tinsel, beads, bubble lights, flowers and feathers. Practically everything you can think of can be added to a Christmas tree to give it a new and unique look. Small stuffed animals are another great add to your Christmas tree, especially if you have smaller children.
Some of the other old decorations you can change include your Christmas carolers and nativity scene. With some fabric and paint you can make some new clothes for your Christmas carolers. Freshening up their faces with a little bit of paint will make them look new again.
Use your old Christmas wreaths to freshen up your home. Grab some new pinecones and glue them to your Christmas wreath. Get some new ribbon to tie a bow and glue it onto the wreath. You might also consider gluing some of your old Christmas ornaments to the wreath as this will make them appear new and it’s a great way to get them off the tree so they don’t you’re your Christmas tree look dated.
Printing off a few new family pictures and gluing them to your ornaments, wreaths and other decorations is another way to make your old decorations new again. Family pictures are always welcome as they add to the spirit of the season. Place some photographs and ornaments in different rooms around the home such as the bathroom, the kitchen and the stairwell.
To protect your ornaments and to make sure they stay around for a few years, store them well. Use bubble wrap to pack the ornaments properly. Instead of using cardboard boxes, use plastic totes as they are more durable and less liable to crush under pressure. Pack your ornaments in an organized manner and label them so you don’t have to dig when you are searching for a particular ornament.