Here's a secret: You can use supplies you already have around the house to create delightful Christmas decorations. Think: snowflake lights made from paper doilies, ornaments made from cookie cutters and wrapping paper, and favor boxes made from paper rolls.
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Make a winter wonderland indoors using snowflake-like bouquet holders and a string of holiday lights. To make one of these garlands, slide a store-bought paper bouquet holder over each bulb.
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Cookie Cutter Ornaments
These cookie-cutter ornaments make great, sentimental gifts. Use inexpensive aluminum cutters and choose patterned papers or pictures photocopied onto card stock. Trace cutter on top; cut out. Dab white craft glue along cutter's edge. Press paper in place; let dry. Thread narrow ribbon through needle; poke between paper and cutter, and wrap ribbon around top of cutter. Slip a bead over ribbon's ends; knot.
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You can also repurpose old holiday cards into these adorable and festive globe ornaments. You'll cut the cards into strips, stack them and bend them into a C shape. Fan them out until they've become a globe and secure with string.
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Holiday Card Gift Tags
Recycle holiday cards from yesteryear by turning them into gift tags. You can cut out designs from the holiday cards, glue them to store-bought or handmade gift tags and now you have unique gift tags for your holiday presents.
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Sweater Christmas Stockings
Have a sweater (or a flannel shirt) that you no longer wear but can't bear to part with? You can reuse the fabric to make Christmas wall stockings to decorate banisters and fireplaces. Add holiday embellishments like ribbon and buttons for festive flair.
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These adorable mini Santa Favor Boxes will hold all of your treats. You'll need empty toilet paper tubes, cardboard scraps, cupcake wrappers, construction paper and craft glue to make these little jolly fellows come to life.
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You can take Mason jars or empty jelly jars to make these snow globes. If you don't have ceramic figurines to place inside of them, consider making your own figures using cardboard or colorful card stock. Jut make sure to secure your figures with glue to the base of the globe. You can also reinforce the back of the card stock figures using Popsicle sticks. To make shimmery snow, you can cut white paper into small squares (as tiny as you can make them) and mix with glitter.
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Turn your clutter into something beautiful! If you have a lot of old magazines lying around, then these Christmas trees made from magazines could be the perfect way to repurpose them as decorations. Make them shimmer with glittery spray paint.