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Every year I unpack the Christmas decorations collected over the years; I think up ideas to keep them ‘fresh’.

‘Tis the season to be jolly and we’re seeking to create an atmosphere that is true to the festive season. Joy, Love, Peace, Believe, and lastly Christmas!

Young and old love the feeling of when the Christmas tree is the only light in the room. And so, you know that Christmas is more than just a season. It’s a feeling. 

God made Christmas happen; friends make Christmas beautiful; music makes Christmas festive; giving makes Christmas joyous; love makes Christmas complete.

Upcycle Christmas Decorations

Without further ado, let’s look at how to upcycle artificial wreaths and how to use our final product to create that magical Christmas feeling.

What you need

  • Artificial wreath
  • Festive balls in Christmassy colors
  • Pritt’s Stick Stuff

'Tis time to get creative!

  • Artificial wreaths have little plastic pins that are normally used for attaching the leaves. I took some of the leaves out and replaced them with balls.
  • Then I formed tiny balls with Pritt’s Sticky Stuff, just enough to spread it around the pin, immediately above the hook of the ball. In other words, you use the Sticky Stuff to prevent the balls from sliding off the pins. 
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Tip: The more variety you have in terms of color, shiny and matt, glitter, and patterned balls, the more attractive your final product will be.

Finally, last year’s Christmas decorations now add to the warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas joy. The upcycled wreath can be placed about anywhere, inside or outside your home. Any dull little spot that needs cheering up!

If you look for it you will find that Christmas feeling in the smallest of things.

A Christmas Poem

“I have a list of folks I know,
all written in a book
And every year when Christmas comes,
I go and take a look,

And that is when I realize
that these names are a part
Not of the book they are written in,
but really from my heart

For each name stands for someone
who has cossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting they’ve become
the rhythm in each rhyme

And while it sounds fantastic
for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I’m composed
of each remembered name

And while you may not be aware
of any special link
Just meeting you has changed my life
a lot more than you think

For once I’ve met somebody,
the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word
or of a friendly face

So never think my Christmas cards
are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list,
forgotten in between,

For when I send a Christmas card
that is addressed to you,
It is because you’re on the list
that I’m indebted to

For I am but a total
of the many folks I’ve met,
And you happen to be one of those
I prefer not to forget

And whether I have known you
for many years or few,
In some ways you have a part
in shaping things I do

And every year when Christmas comes,
I realize anew,
The best gifts life can offer
is meeting folks like you.

And may the spirit of Christmas
that forever endures
Leave its richest blessings
in the hearts of you and yours.”

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