|Tray and candle holders from Goodwill|
- Candle holders from Goodwill
- Tray from Goodwill
- Christmas lights (two strands)
- Christmas ornaments (balls - glitter, metallic and snowflake ornaments)
- Ribbon (one roll 2")
- Spray Paint (Krylon Chrome and Glitter Blast)
- Candles (tapers and votive)
We have a large staircase railing and it needed a little something. I took a roll of ribbon, one strand of lights and 2 packages of snowflake ornaments (4 snowflakes per package at $1 each) and decorated the railing.
|Staircase railing - 1 roll of ribbon, 2 packages of snowflake ornaments and one string of lights that we already own|
We have a shelf in our entry area that holds our charging station, boxes of scarves and our keys. It is usually decorated with a large red vase with reeds. I grabbed a clear vase from the cabinet, stuffed it with one strand of blue lights and topped it with glitter ornaments. I ran the chord behind the vase and plugged it in.
|Entry way Decoration - Clear vase that we already own, a few ornaments and one string of blue lights|
|NYE Decorations - Goodwill candlesticks (some painted), A few candlesticks we own (spray painted), Christmas ornaments, Candles from the dollar store, and one candle that was a gift|
I think I amazed myself a bit with the transformation of this tray. It was a blah wood tray and now it's a WOW tray. I love it! This one will stay on our coffee table for many months to come. I added a few ornaments and the holiday theme continued. A $3 tray and a ($4, originally $7.99 before coupon) can of Krylon Chrome became a great coffee table focal point.
Using some tape and the same glitter and metallic ornaments I used on the entry way, I created a decoration for our entertainment cabinet. I stuck the ornaments together, using the tape and placed them on the cabinet. The ones hanging are attached using the strings that came in the box.
- Candle - Goodwill $9
- Candle holders (own) $0
- Mosaic candle (gift) $0
- Vase (own) $0
- Tray - Goodwill $3
- Christmas lights (two strands - one purchased) $4
- Christmas ornaments (balls - glitter, metallic and snowflake ornaments) $14
- Ribbon (one roll 2") $3
- Spray Paint - Krylon Chrome and Glitter Blast $8 (with coupons)
- Candles (tapers and votive) $5
The bonus is that all of the items can be used again. I also have enough spray paint left for other projects. For less that $50 I decorated the entire house for Christmas and New Year's Eve. You can find great buys at your local Goodwill or thrift stores. With a little spray paint and some creativity, you can decorate your home any time of year.
I have more DIY coming soon. What's your next project?