Making the switch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, may not have to involve such heavy lifting. Check out these easy transition ideas, which with a few simple swap-outs, can make your holiday decorating a breeze.
Consider a Holiday Tree
There is no rule about using a tree for just Christmas; make an official holiday tree! By selecting an artificial tree with white lighting, you can easily transition from each major holiday throughout the season. Here are some great picks for your decorations:
Fill a Lantern, or Vase
Lanterns are in these days, and it’s easy to see why. They offer just the right touch of rustic elegance, and can stay in your house all-year round. Although many open in the front, by laying a lantern down, you can fill it with some nifty stuff to make it a centerpiece of your holiday décor. The same goes for vases; just switch out the fillers as you transition through your holidays.
The Perfect Base
Having a designated holiday area, with the perfect table as a base, will make your decoration transitions even smoother. The area is your pick; we like the entryway or hallway. Vintage or thrift stores make the perfect hunting ground for the perfect base. Check out Art Angels Vintage Market, just outside of Osceola: artangelsmarket.com or Thrifting Orlando in Kissimmee: thriftingorlando.com
What you need: Styrofoam balls, quilt batting, white Colorfill vase filler, and tacky glue.
Making the magic: Cut a circle from the batting large enough to wrap around the Styrofoam ball, then brush a good amount of tacky glue to the ball before wrapping the batting around it. Cut off any excess batting, allow to dry thoroughly. Pour the Colorfill into a bowl, brush more tacky glue on the batting, dip the ball into the Colorfill, and gently press. Keep pressing until the ball is covered, and allow to dry overnight. Talk about the perfect no-melt snowballs!
Find ‘em in Osceola
JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores :
4801 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee
Michaels Arts & Crafts
3278 N John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee
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