10 Ways to Reinvent Your Christmas Decor

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Each year I invest in a few new pieces to add to my Christmas decor collection, but for the most part we use what we have.   I’m guessing this is standard practice for most people out there.

However, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring and frustrating to decorate for Christmas.  Let me show you 10 Ways to Reinvent Your Christmas Decor and infuse some new life into those older pieces you own.

10 Ways to Reinvent Your Christmas Decor:

Handmade Holidays by sheholdsdearly.com

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Upcycling Winter Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

1) Decide which colors you are going to focus on and leave the rest of the items in storage.  We went with white, three shades of green and the tiniest touch a red. Also, birch wood and touches of gold can be found.

Upcylcing Holiday Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

2) Consider simplifying your tree this year for a more Scandinavian look.  Last year we had nothing on our tree, no lights, no ornaments. Zip. Zero. Zilch.  This year I only used one strand of lights and three garlands with a berry sprig at the top instead of a tree topper.

Farmhouse Chrismas by sheholdsdearly.com

3) Switch out your pillow covers.  Or turn an old sweater into a pillow, I show you how in my Simple Sweater Pillow Tutorial.

Christmas Front Porch by sheholdsdearly.com
Sweater Pillow Porch Decor by sheholdsdearly.com
Repurposing Holiday Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

4) Upcycle your old wreaths, garlands and trees by adding flocking!  It is super simple to DIY.  This flocking powder is the BEST!  I used this tutorial from Kristen at Ella Claire.

Reinventing Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com
Reinventing Holiday Decor

5) Don’t be afraid to give something a coat of white paint.  This $2 garage sale nativity scene got a little makeover this year.   Rustoleum makes my favorite Heirloom White spray paint.

Garage Sale Nativity by sheholdsdearly.com
Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

6) Turn something you love into a garland.  This sheet music is from my late grandfather’s music stash.  I love honoring him in this way and showcasing it on our tree.

Handmade Christmas by sheholdsdearly.com

7) Incorporate vintage toys into your decorating.  This doll house was made (from a kit) by my son when he was only eight years old, I love pulling it out each year to use at Christmastime.

Doll House Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

8) Display all your white pillows and anything crocheted to give the feeling of snow.  I put this dust ruffle on our church pew, which incidentally reminds me of a sleigh!  And if you look closely you will see that our tree skirt is just a round table cloth with slit cut in it.

Crocheted Blanket Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com
Reinventing Winter Decor

9) Pull together a collection of all your vintage books in your color scheme for this year.

Repurposing Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

10) Take any big pieces of decor you have and try to use them up high somehow, this gives more impact than having them on the ground. 

Homemade Christmas by sheholdsdearly.com

Upcycling Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com
Repurposing Winter Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

So, there you are, 10 Ways to Reinvent Your Christmas Decor!

Don’t be discouraged if you are pulling your holiday decor out of storage and feeling like it is a little too boring.

Porch Light Christmas Wreath by sheholdsdearly.com

There is so much you can do to bring it back to life and create a whole new feel this season!

Homemade Holidays by sheholdsdearly.com


Front Porch Christmas Decor by sheholdsdearly.com


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    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 4:44 PM

      You betcha, thanks for stopping by!

  1. December 4, 2017 / 6:03 PM

    Wow, it’s all beautiful. Thank you for sharing these photos and ideas!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 4:54 PM

      Patti, thank you so much for your kind words, they mean so much.

  2. Brenda
    December 5, 2017 / 7:53 AM

    Again, you are encouraging others to use what they have in new and creative ways. In a day when many decorating blogs are listing pages and pages of shopping sites for decor items, you are inspiring your readers to look at what they have and to be intentional in their choices.

    Your artistry always has a “calm” about it. It is so refreshing.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 4:55 PM

      Thank you, Brenda! I hope that people feel encouraged xoxo

  3. December 5, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    This is very timely. Each year I haul out every Christmas decoration, including the precious ornaments our adult children made when they were. So what I end up with is all things red, white, green, red, silver and everything in between. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 4:56 PM

      You are so welcome. I hope it helps you narrow down your choices with what you have.

  4. Tanya Hulbert
    December 5, 2017 / 1:09 PM

    Oh, my! How lovely it all came together! Thank you for inspiring me to use what I have, making it fresh and “new” by using it in a different way or area. I always appreciate your creative ideas. Thank you, Friend.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 4:58 PM

      Tanya, I’m so gald you enjoy the tour, I love your decorating style and you always do such creative things with what you have.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 4:59 PM

      Thank you, my dear. It was so much fun to figure out. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  5. February 24, 2018 / 12:22 AM

    Hey Sarah, The list is just awesome loved it.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 13, 2018 / 6:07 PM

      Oh, I’m so pleased

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