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New use for every day item

Posted by swest2 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 16, 11 at 3:02

What every day item have you incorporated in to your Christmas decor?

I was in my husband's office and noticed a red wooden CD holder with three sections. I laid it on it's side and put it on top of our refrigerator. In one section I put a Hallmark snowman mug with a snowflake, in the second a Hallmark snowman mug with a bunch of red berries, and in the third a Hallmark mug with a little tree. On top I put some greenery. One of my favorite decorations.

I already had everything from Christmases past so there was no cost and about 5 minutes of labor. I'm not a craft kind of person so this was my kind of Christmas project.

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RE: New use for every day item

Great idea, swest! Sounds very festive! (do you take pics?...can't remember)...we can walk you thru it if you want instructions.

The latest 'everyday' item I've used is a set of those (3) wall box frames ...I bought at a consignment store & then put the (3) cutest little Elves in them on my Gr'ma's old treadle sewing machine top. The Elves were a garage sale find this summer ($3 for the box of 'em...porcelain!) I change the decor on the treadle quite frequently for Holidays!

I'll post a pic & attach the link to that post I already started a few days ago. TFS! Jeanne S.

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Here is a link that might be useful: Elves, Santas & Snowman

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Not exactly a ever day item, but one in my entertainment closet is this large lemonade jug with spigot... Put in my silver ornaments, turned the spigot to the rear and set it on top of the refrigerator

RE: New use for every day item

Using that CD holder like that sounds so neat! And good thinking on its potential. Wish I had that kind of vision, but that's what I have y'all on the forum for. ;o)

LOL, you keep asking me hard questions. I guess my cloche could be considered an every day thing, its out all year and I put stuff in it for every holiday and every season.

Cloche on bathroom counter, The polar bear and the penguin are two of my very favorite ornaments, so they are in here for 'safe-keeping'.  The back half of the penguin is silver, tho hard to see in photo.  My iceberg is styrofoam.

Fun thread you started. (other one too. Thanks)
hugs, Karen

RE: New use for every day item

LOL Karen, I remember your search for the cloche! Where do the years go?

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