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3 ways to update old holiday decor

Hi everyone! Micheals gave us 5 common holiday challenges for this month and asked us to find either a clever hack or a creative way to fix them! Mine was 3 ways to update old holiday decor!

3 ways to update old holiday decor

I decided to find things around my house in my own decor that could use some sprucing up and go from there. I love a good decor update like I did on these Santas and made them into faux sugar Santas.

burlap tree with pine cones

The first one was this cute frosty tree I had. It’s super cute and perfect for a small space, but the plain burlap base was a bit blah.

plaid ribbon is added with a vintage pin to update the mini tree

Michaels has this awesome plaid ribbon on a giant wood spool that I found. I secured it with a vintage pin so give it a quick change up and a bit of color.

add a vintage pin to a swatch of ribbon for a cute update

I sort of love it even more than I thought I could.

Wintery vignette with deer

My second refresh was for my deer. I know I could have whipped out a can of spray paint and glitter and gone to town, but I really like him the way he is now.

Christmas cards with a pretty holiday pattern

I decided instead to take these fun holiday cards and make him something new to wear.

punch out the front of old holiday cards with a snowflake puncher

I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and punched out the pattern on the front of the card.

glue punched out snowflakes onto a pipe cleaner

I glued the snowflakes on a pipe cleaner. They were so cute in the package, they look just like little pine branches.

Mini paper wreath made form punched out card fronts

After that, I cut out the message on the inside of the card and glittered the edges and glued it on.

update a standing deer with a mini paper wreath

I just wired it around his neck and gave him a cute wreath to wear.

My third update was for a little tree I had.

Door used a a picture frame

You can see it in my decor from last year.

I decided it was too plain and needed some color-blocked jingle bells.

jingle bell update with glitter

They are super cute and easy to make. I used Martha Stewart’s glitter sampler and brushed glue on the bottom half of the jingle bells only.

Jingle bells color blocked with bright glitter

I gave them a coat of glitter and let them dry.

Jingle bells color blocked wth glitter and added to a tiny tree

Once they were dry I just hung them with a thin wire. I also gave him a transplant into an petit urn I had laying around.

color blocked bells with glitter

They look so pretty with the silver and pop of color.

It gave my little tree  a big,fun update!

Michaels has tons of holiday project ideas and instructions on their Michaels.com, including gift wrapping, home décor, last minute gift ideas, hostess gifts and more.Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog, The Glue String.


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3 Comments

  1. I love the wreath you made for the deer. I would never have thought to cut up a card like that. Very creative! I also like the glitter on the top of the bells. I would have done the entire bell – but yours look so much better. I just don’t have that creative eye, which is why I enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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