It’s always fun to shop your home!
I love finding ways to repurpose my every day items into holiday decor.
It’s like a game to me.
“What do I have that is designed for one use but I’m able to come up with another?”
There are certain things that are absolute chameleons to me… items I can transform over and over again.
I thought I’d share a few ways I use various items and incorporate them into my holiday home. They’re everyday items that you might have at your house too. I hope these ideas give you some inspiration when you start your holiday decorating.
Baskets Are An Easy Place To Start
Who doesn’t love a basket? And can I tell you, I don’t think you can ever have too many!
Here’s why I love baskets. You can use them to organize. You can use them for storage. They’re great for displays. And of course, they’re wonderful for creating holiday decor.
That’s why I wanted to share a couple of ways I’ve been using baskets to decorate this season.
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This rectangular serving basket is one of my favorite baskets. It’s by Longaberger Baskets (they’re back in business making baskets in Ohio! Check them out HERE)
It’s such a nice size and I use it for so many things. Before I used it for this harvest display in my kitchen, I was using this basket as a “catch all” for our phones and keys. I originally bought it to use in my home office to corral small note pads, pens and my stapler.
Oh! It’s been a bread basket too. That’s the beauty of a great basket. It can be anything you want it to be!
I’ve been noticing that a lot of home decor bloggers are using “collars” around their Christmas trees instead of traditional tree skirts. Sometimes they use both.
Imagine my excitement when this oversized basket that I was using to hold rolled towels in our bathroom turned out to be the perfect size to create a similar wrap look with my flocked tree. I added the ribbon and love the look!
Ribbon is another simple way to transform your everyday items into holiday style. In fact, it’s probably one of the easiest ways to change the vibe to fit into your decor scheme. It’s amazing what a little color and pattern can do!
More Easy Holiday Transformations
What do picture frames, a lazy susan and cheese domes have in common?
Take a look at how I use all of these items in my holiday decor in just a few easy steps!
Baubles and Bowls
Earlier in this post, I wrote about how easy it so transform items with ribbon.
Here’s another easy decor idea that is a close second to the ribbon tip — find any bowl or container and just fill it up with ball ornaments.
Got an old wooden salad bowl? Perfect! A crystal bowl from your wedding? How lovely! A big white mixing bowl? Yes, that will work too. And don’t forget to wrap that bowl with a ribbon!
I filled this glass hurricane with a bunch of silvery, shatterproof ornaments and it’s perfect on the kitchen counter. Easy to move, reflects the light and took all of about 30 seconds to put together.
There’s Always Light!
I think the one thing that people love about the holidays is the lights. And with flameless candles, battery operated light strands and illuminated everything, it’s pretty easy to light up your life!
But don’t be afraid to use small colorful jars to hold tea lights or simply cluster an eclectic collection of votives on a tray and use that as a centerpiece. This is one of my favorite holiday decor looks.
One Last Holiday Decor Idea
I recently shared how I’m decorating our dining room for the holidays. You can check out the tour HERE.
The inspiration for my decor was my parent’s wedding china. It’s amazing what you find when you open a few cabinet doors.
I’m sure you have items in cupboards or cabinets that you save for special occasions or just don’t use at all. Reimagine what you might be able to do with that cake plate or vintage jar. You never know…. you may just unlock the door to holiday magic!
Happy Holiday Decorating! ‘Tis the season!
From my holiday home to yours,