Thursday, January 16, 2014

6 Ways to Re-Use Christmas Decorations in Valentine's Day Decor

If you're like me you want to decorate for Valentine's Day, but without spending a bunch of money on decor.   Even DIY holiday decorations can add up...so this year I challenged myself to decorate for the holiday of love by re-using my Christmas decorations.

Here are 6 easy ways you can upcycle from one red and white holiday to the next.

I used the round Dollar Store wreath I had hanging on the chair on my front porch and turned it into a heart.


It's at the dollar store for a reason - it's pretty cheaply made.  That makes it easy to bend the metal frame from a circle into a heart.  I even grabbed a piece of the burlap garland I had wrapped around my tomato cage Christmas trees and used it to hang my heart.  Make a few 3D paper hearts and your Christmas wreath is instantly a Valentine's Day wreath.

A serving tray used during the Christmas holiday season is updated with a Valentine's theme in February.   This white tray is updated every season and holiday with just one simple and inexpensive change - a piece of paper!


A simple flip of my Pottery Barn Christmas table runner and I have a solid red runner.  I added a piece of burlap to create a layered effect and added my Valentine's Day twig center piece and my table is almost instantly updated for Valentine's Day.  I even left my $1 Pottery Barn knockoff table settings in place.




The red pillows I use to decorate for Christmas don't scream Christmas which allows me to re-use them in my Vday decor.



A round berry garland taken from my spray painted letters NOEL decor is paired with an 'X' made of twigs (held together by floral wire) and wa-la it transforms into the language of love.


Finally, the DIY wood pallet box I made that was filled with garland, Christmas balls and pinecones during Christmas was emptied and now holds a Valentine's day candle display.





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