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Decorate with What You Have for Christmas

Deck the halls this Christmas by repurposing items you already have on hand. Getting creative with your existing decorations and accessories lets you give your home a new and festive look this holiday season without spending a lot of money.

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Cute Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

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Natural Tabletop Christmas Trees

Add a special touch to your Christmas decor with these pint-size trees made from simple, natural materials.


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    • Wreath Topiary

      Hot-glue several layers of pistachios in their shells to the ring, then push the wreath onto a dowel and insert it into a planter that has been fitted with a piece of foam.

    • Scented Tree

      Glue a dowel to the bottom of a small cardboard box, then cover all sides of the box with rows of cinnamon sticks that have been cut to size.

    • Peppercorn Tree

      Red and green peppercorns are hot-glued onto the balls and anchored in a terra-cotta pot that has been painted green, sealed, and fitted with a piece of foam.

    • Crystal Topiary

      For a fresh centerpiece, build a tiered tree with crystal candlesticks and plates. Use a mix of antique and new finds, or purchase clear pieces that match. To make the arrangement dazzle, add rings of boxwood and a mercury-glass bird.

    • Bleached Beauty

      Make this pinecone tree stand out by softening its rugged look. Fill a bucket with bleach, add the pinecones, and let them soak overnight. Then hot-glue the bleached pinecones to a grapevine cone that¿s glued to a weighted box.

    • Tinseled Twist

      Wrap a spiral-wire topiary with tinsel garland, and place it in a pot filled with florist¿s foam to create this golden beauty.

    • Country Mittens

      Antique feather trees can still be found at antiques stores and flea markets. Decorate yours with little mitten shapes, twig stars, or miniature pinecones.

    • Pinecone Topiary

      For an elegant decoration, fill a metal urn with florist¿s foam cut to just below the rim. Hot-glue a giant pinecone atop the foam. Insert greenery stems and wired artificial berries around the base, then hot-glue or place nuts or seedpods to empty spaces in the greens.

    • Sugarplum Visions

      A fruit tree is a traditional holiday decoration. This version gets a twist with a vibrant color scheme and ivy leaves rather than pine greenery. Make it from real fruit, or simply hot-glue artificial fruits onto a foam form, then fill in the gaps with smaller pieces and silk leaves.

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      Like Minded

      Decorations with a consistent theme make a graphic statement on a tabletop tree. To show off the ornaments, choose a tree with short needles and sparse branches. Don't be afraid to trim boughs to create display space.

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      Wire Wonder

      For a holiday tree with a country twist, start by shaping cones out of ordinary chicken wire. Next, insert artificial roses or use fresh roses in water tubes. A base of fresh apples adds another punch of red.

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      Leafy Tree

      Fresh bay leaves -- they curl naturally as they dry--turned upside down give a fairly good impression of a holiday tree. Pin them onto a form and top with a simple star. Artificial berries at the base add a pop of color and texture.

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      Santa By the Spoonful

      Spoons become adorable tree ornaments when you paint Santa faces on them, then attach them to a small tree with raffia bows.

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      Ivy Topiaries

      Purchase live topiary trees from a florist, garden center, or grocery store. Since ivy branches lack the heft of pine trees, use lightweight decorations. Curls of sheer ribbon add to the holiday look but won't make leaves droop.

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      Sweet Rosemary

      An aromatic alternative to pine, a rosemary tree brings the heady scent of the herb garden indoors for the holidays. In warmer climates, place your tree outside next to the door.

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      Beautiful Handmade Christmas Ornaments

      Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments made by you and your loved ones. Hang our easy-to-make ornaments on your tree for generations to come, give them as gifts to friends, or use them to amp up your Christmas wrapping ideas.
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