I wanted to share with you a way to update old holiday decor! Instead of spending money, it’s easy to add some sparkle and paint and make it look like brand new! In this post, I share with you how to give new life to a faux mini-Christmas tree, make a fun mini-wreath with left over Christmas cards, and finally give jingle bells a modern look with color-blocking!
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.
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.
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.
I sort of love it even more than I thought I could.
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.
I decided instead to take these fun holiday cards and make him something new to wear.
I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and punched out the pattern on the front of the card.
I glued the snowflakes on a pipe cleaner. They were so cute in the package, they look just like little pine branches.
After that, I cut out the message on the inside of the card and glittered the edges and glued it on.
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.
You can see it in my decor from last year. I decided it was too plain and needed some color-blocked jingle bells.
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.
I gave them a coat of glitter and let them dry.
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.
They look so pretty with the silver and pop of color. It gave my little tree a big,fun update!