After New Year’s Eve there’s a scramble to clean up the holiday decorations that you so gleefully put up just the month before. Taking away all that festivity can be a sad affair for those of us who enjoy a little sparkle in the cold months. My family had a lovely Christmas season, and I just want to hold onto it a little while longer.
So while I know that the tree must come down before my teen’s birthday sleepover this weekend, I’m determined to make the rest of our holiday decor stay up for the rest of the year … in an acceptable way. And to my delight I found some great ideas for reusing holiday decorations.
One way to reuse deocrations is to adapt them for other holidays. There are myriad ways you can revamp a Christmas wreath for other holidays like Valentine’s Day and Easter. For example, this Valentine’s Day ornament wreath requires pink and red ornaments, but this Valentine DIY, which uses red and green can more easily transition from Christmas to February.
My very favorites, though, are the twinkling lights! Why spend all that money on Christmas lights, just to store them for 11 months a year? Here are 15 fun ways to use holiday lights all year long:
Photo Credit: The Colors of My Rainbow
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