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Upcycled DIY Holiday Decorations

The holiday season is here and there’s nothing like decking out your home with festive decorations to get into the spirit of the season! However, buying new decorations every year can get expensive. That’s why we’re here to show you how to create your own DIY holiday decorations with finds from our stores.

With a little bit of creativity, you can turn everyday items such as ceramic tiles, plates, glasses, doors, and other repurposed materials into beautiful and unique holiday decor pieces. So, grab your supplies and your creativity and let’s get started!

DIY holiday coasters made from ceramic tilesCeramic Tile Coasters

Visit our 9th Avenue location to discover a treasure trove of ceramic tiles! These versatile items can be repurposed into charming coasters for your holiday beverages, adding a festive touch to your home decor. With just a few simple materials – Mod Podge, holiday-themed napkins, and felt – you can transform these tiles into functional art pieces.

To begin, choose a selection of ceramic tiles that catch your eye. We have an array of sizes and colors, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style. Then, select your holiday-themed napkins. These could feature classic holiday motifs like snowflakes, holly berries, or reindeer, or perhaps more abstract designs in festive colors.

Once you have your materials, start by carefully cutting out the section of the napkin you want to use. The cutout should align with the size of your tile. Then, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the tile’s surface using a sponge or brush.

Carefully place your napkin cutout onto the Mod Podge-coated tile. Smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles with your fingers or a flat tool, ensuring the napkin adheres smoothly to the tile. Let this dry completely. Once dry, apply another layer of Mod Podge over the napkin to seal it.

While the top of your tile is drying, cut a piece of felt that matches the size of your tile. This will serve as the backing of your coaster, protecting your surfaces from scratches. Apply Mod Podge to one side of the felt and attach it to the back of the tile.

Allow your coaster to dry completely before using it. And there you have it! You’ve just crafted stylish and practical holiday coasters from repurposed ceramic tiles. These coasters not only serve as a protective barrier for your furniture but also add a pop of holiday cheer to your decor. They also make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for friends and family.

Plate Wreaths

Add a touch of unique charm to your holiday decorations with an innovative use of decorative plates found at our Carlisle Avenue store. This DIY project will transform these beautiful plates into a stunning holiday wreath that you can proudly display on your front door, welcoming guests with a burst of festive cheer.

To start, browse through our extensive collection of decorative plates at the Carlisle Avenue store. You’ll find an array of designs and colors to suit any holiday theme. Look for plates that share similar colors and patterns to create a cohesive look for your wreath. You might choose traditional holiday colors like red and green, or go for a more modern aesthetic with blues, silvers, or golds. The choice is entirely up to you and what fits best with your holiday decor style.

Once you’ve selected your plates, it’s time to assemble your wreath. Arrange the plates in a circular shape, ensuring that they overlap slightly. This overlapping will give your wreath depth and interest, making it more visually appealing. Use a strong adhesive to secure the plates together – a hot glue gun would work perfectly for this. You may want to glue them to a foam wreath from a craft store to make sure it is secure. Remember, it’s important to let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next step.

To complete your holiday wreath, add a festive ribbon. You could use this ribbon to create a bow at the top of the wreath or wrap it around the entire structure for an extra layer of color and texture. Again, the style and color of the ribbon are entirely up to you. Choose something that complements the colors and patterns of the plates you’ve chosen!

Hang it on your front door to welcome the holiday season and impress your guests with your DIY skills!

DIY snow globeGlass Jar Snowglobes

Step into the magic of the holiday season by crafting your own enchanting winter wonderland with repurposed glass jars. These DIY snow globes, filled with sparkling fake snow, miniature figurines, and a touch of glitter, are a delightful addition to any holiday decor. You can find all you need, including a wide selection of jars and glassware, at our home goods store near the York Fairgrounds.

Begin by choosing your favorite glass jars from our diverse collection. We have various sizes and shapes, allowing you to create a unique assortment of snow globes. Next, select the miniature figurines that will inhabit your winter wonderland. These could be festive characters like Santa Claus or snowmen, or perhaps a serene winter scene with deer and evergreens.

Once you have your materials, the fun begins. Start by arranging your figurines on the inside of the jar lid, making sure they fit within the boundaries of the lid. Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, adhere them securely using a hot glue gun. Be sure to allow enough time for the glue to dry fully before proceeding to the next step.

After your figurines are securely in place, it’s time to create the magical winter scene. Fill your glass jar almost to the brim with water. Then, add your fake snow and a sprinkle of glitter. The glitter will catch the light and give your snow globe an extra touch of sparkle.

Next, carefully insert your figurine-laden lid into the jar, ensuring a tight fit. For added security, use your hot glue gun around the rim of the jar before screwing the lid on. This will help create a watertight seal.

Voila! You have just created a charming winter wonderland encased in a glass jar. These DIY snow globes make for stunning decorations around your home or unique, handcrafted gifts for loved ones. Don’t forget to shake them up and watch the snow flurry around your miniature scene, bringing a touch of winter magic to your home.

Repurposed Door Decor

If you have a penchant for rustic or farmhouse design, we have the perfect holiday project for you! You can find an array of old doors waiting to be repurposed at our 9th Avenue location. These doors, steeped in history and charm, can serve as an ideal canvas for your DIY holiday creation.

Start by selecting a door that speaks to your style. You might be drawn to one with weathered paint for a more rustic appeal, or perhaps you prefer a door with a rich wood grain that highlights the farmhouse aesthetic. Once you’ve found the perfect door, it’s time to let your creativity flow.

Begin by considering a color scheme that complements your holiday decor. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders, transforming an old door into a vibrant backdrop for your festive adornments. Classic holiday colors like red, green, or white can imbue your project with a traditional feel, while a palette of icy blues or sophisticated metallics can lend a modern twist.

Next, gather your decorations. Holiday garlands are a fantastic way to add texture and visual interest to your door. Choose from evergreen branches, holly berries, or even eucalyptus for a unique touch. Lights are another key element that can bring your door to life. Opt for warm white lights for a cozy glow or multicolored ones for a more festive feel.

Don’t forget about ornaments! They add depth and personality to your design. You could use traditional holiday baubles, rustic bells, or handmade ornaments for a personal touch. Arrange them in clusters for visual impact or drape them across the door for a whimsical effect.

By following these steps, you can turn an old door into a stunning holiday decoration that reflects your unique taste. Not only will this festive piece add a touch of rustic charm to your home, but it also embodies the spirit of reuse and sustainability. We invite you to visit our 9th Avenue location today to start your DIY holiday project.

Re-Source York for Your DIY Holiday Projects

Creating your own DIY holiday decorations using Re-Source York finds is not only cost-effective but also eco-friendly. It’s the perfect way to add a personal touch to your holiday decor while making use of items that might have otherwise ended up in the landfill.

When shopping at Re-Source York, keep an eye out for items that can be repurposed into beautiful holiday decor. An old picture frame could become a festive ornament display, while an antique door can be transformed into a unique backdrop for holiday garlands and lights. Each item holds the potential to become a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration that exudes charm and character.

And remember – when you choose to shop at Re-Source York, you’re contributing to a greater cause. Every purchase supports Bell Socialization Services, aiding their efforts to provide housing support services to members of our community. Each quarter, we proudly make a financial contribution to Bell, reinforcing our commitment to our neighbors.

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