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Use What You Have: Upcycle Household Items Into Holiday Decor

By: Liz Gray
May 29, 2015
Prepping for holiday guests? Shop your home and turn old stuff into creative new Christmas decorations.
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Puzzle Pieces = Napkin Ring Bling

We all have that maddening puzzle that's missing five or six key pieces. Reinvent those extras as snowflake napkin holders. Spray paint the pieces white, then glue several pieces together and attach to basic rings with hot glue. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

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Tin Cans = Cake Stand Risers

You don't have to splurge on an expensive cake stands in order to create an eye-catching display. This 3-tiered stand is made by stacking cake drums (available at baking supply stores) of different diameters onto stationary-wrapped food cans. Secure each tier with hot glue, then top the rounds with fake snow. Design by Cristina Riches, Bird's Party

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Ceiling Medallion = Textured Wreath

These pretty accents aren't just for remodeling projects; you can also use them as unexpected holiday decor. Leave a medallion white for a modern look, or spray paint in your favorite glossy hue. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

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Old Door = Dining Table

Holiday parties can have hefty guest lists, but that doesn't mean you have to splurge for a new or rented dining table. Top your smaller version with an old door or a piece of plywood cut up to six inches larger than all sides of your table, then cover with a tablecloth. Voila, seating for a crowd! Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

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