3 Ways to Repurpose Christmas Decor

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As we all know, holiday decorations don’t last forever. They get outdated and worn fairly quickly. So what do you do with these well-loved holiday decor items? How about repurpose them or give them a face lift! Here are 3 ways I updated or reused common Christmas decorations!

3 Easy Christmas Decor updates

3 Easy Christmas Decor Updates || Great ideas to reuse and update holiday decorations!

Garland Turned Snowman Wreath

Turn a Christmas garland into a Snowman Wreath. Cheap Christmas wreath idea! Or Winter Wreath.
If you  know me, you know I have a thing for wreaths!


Well, if you have an old ratty evergreen garland hanging around, you can turn it into a Snowman Wreath in a couple simple steps!

How to Make Snowman Wreath from a Garland


  • 9 foot Pine or Evergreen Garland
  • White Spray paint in Satin finish
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Thick Plaid Wired Ribbon

DIY Snowman Wreath tutorial using a garland. Cheap Christmas wreath idea! Or Winter Wreath.

  1. Shape your 9 foot garland into a snowman shape with the head being the smallest loop and the bottom being the largest loop.
  2. Tie twine around the garland between the loops. Wrap around a couple times and tie securely. Cut off excess twine.
  3. Spray paint the garland white. I did 2-3 coats and used almost an entire can of spray paint. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Wrap plaid ribbon around the snowman’s neck and hang on your door!

Updated Holiday Candle Holders

Update silver holiday candle holders with a coat of metallic gold spray paint

In case you haven’t noticed, gold is back in style! That means its time to update all that silver Christmas decor. ha! With a quick coat of metallic gold spray paint, I updated a set of silver metal candle holders in a matter of minutes!

Update silver holiday candle holders with a coat of metallic gold spray paint

Gold Charger Turned Christmas Decor

Christmas Charger plate decor idea. Would make a great handmade Christmas gift too!

Have an old charger? Or somehow end up with the wrong number of charger plates {broke one, lost one, etc} and need something to do with them? This is a fast and easy way to reuse an old charger! Plus it would make an awesome gift idea for neighbors and friends!

Christmas Charger plate decor idea. Would make a great handmade Christmas gift too!

Simply clean the charger and allow to dry. Cut out a 6″ x 6″-ish size Nativity or other Holiday image and cut it out in black vinyl. {I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the vinyl. Check out their Black Friday sale here!} Then use transfer tape to apply the image to the charger and you have almost instant Christmas decoration that can be used on the wall, on a shelf, on the mantel, or even as a handmade Christmas gift! Easy and fun, right??

So that’s how I updated a few common household Christmas decorations! I hope this inspired you to update your holiday decor without adding any stress to your creative life!


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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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    I love the snowman garland wreath! Seriously too cute!


    1. 1.1

      Thanks, Paige! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting so regularly. You’re awesome!

  2. 2

    LOVE IT!! That snowman wreath is ADORABLE. I guess I’ve been out of style for YEARS because all my Christmas stuff is gold! Ha! :) Merry Christmas!

  3. 3

    Everything is just beautiful