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15 Ways to Reuse Holiday Decorations

By Just Heather |

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:

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How to Reuse Christmas Decorations

Bedroom Lights

I love the idea of white lights in a bedroom. I think it adds a bit of romance. It would also add a bit of whimsy and comfort in a child's bedroom.
Bedroom lights via Best Bedroom Designs

Photo Credit: The Colors of My Rainbow

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About Just Heather

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Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “15 Ways to Reuse Holiday Decorations

  1. Virginia Edwards says:

    I took all the old gumballs out of the big gum ball machine and filled it with “cool ” to touch lights, red,green and blue. It makes a very pretty center piece for teens table.

  2. Michelle says:

    Hey! Thanks for the mention!! I kept seeing this as a site that referred readers. Thought I’d check it out. LOVE all of the light ideas, especially the garden party lights with the cupcake liners. So cute! Thanks again!

  3. Sara @ Beautifully Contained says:

    Thanks for mentioning my Valentine’s Day Wreath! I am super excited that someone saw it :)

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