Reviving Memories (And Decorations)
Let’s face it, when we pull out the holiday decoration boxes and dust them off for the new season, we can’t help but reflect on memories from years past. Old decorations, handmade ornaments, holiday villages, and stockings fill us with nostalgia, and as hard as it is to see our old faithful front yard Santa looking so run down, somehow we can’t bring ourselves to toss him. But luckily, we don’t have to! While it’s important to replace our holiday string lights every few years, the same does not go for most of our other treasured decorations.
Old plastic candy canes that proudly line the walkway, and Rudolph with Santa propped up on the roof or prancing on the yard, are welcome sights. This year, make them look brand new with Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New! A simple wipe will take years off while holding on to fond memories a good while longer. As you unpack your treasures, set aside all the ones that could use a little upgrade, like the star or old decorative balls and plastic signs, and then revive them with a quick wipe down with ReColor.
If you are looking to change things up a little this year, there are loads of fun ways to decorate using everything you already have, just in a new way! Some things are traditional and should remain so, but if you are willing to mix things up a little, here are some fun ideas:
- If you have an old wreath that’s seen better days, consider spraying it with white frosting spray paint.
- Take a handful of pretty ornament balls and place them in a glass vase or bowl to create a beautiful centerpiece.
- Take the garland you might normally place around the fireplace and let it line a doorway instead.
- Add pretty ribbon to ball ornaments and hang them in a group of varying lengths.
- Find a pretty branch, place it in a vase and hang small decorations and candy canes, or tie a festive ribbon to the branches.
- Fill a clean and empty wine bottles or glass vase with battery or solar mini twinkle lights for a gorgeous effect.
- Create a centerpiece by laying an old wreath flat a large plate or tray, and then place a group of candles of various heights inside of it.
Wishing you and yours a safe and festive holiday season!