Humility comes a long way. By being humble and compassionate we’re able to keep people in our lives, people that we meet in our daily activities and endeavors. May it be an old college seatmate who frequently ask if there’s a quiz or a plumber that occasionally visits the house for a check-up.
Every year, I usually change my Christmas themes depending on what’s trending. It’s like an overhaul of my Christmas decorations, a back-from-the-start sort of thing because I’ll have to obtain again different sets of Christmas decorations just to compliment with my theme idea every year and I never neglect my favorite Christmas ornaments! It’s always in my list no matter what theme I think of. I just simply love them!
My friends often told me that spending money too much just for Christmas isn’t the wisest thing to do, it’ll just add up all those stocked ornaments in the attic. What they don’t know is I really don’t spend a lot for decorations; instead I make use of my old ornaments to make it brand new for the second time around or offer it as a gift to those people who need it the most.
So what do I do with my ornaments that I’m not going to use anymore? Here are some DIY ideas that I frequently do to make use of my unused ornaments.
Recycle Unused Decorations
Do you have unused decorations at home? Let’s recycle it! It isn’t really necessary to spend a lot of money during Christmas just to show how much we appreciate the significance of the Christmas season. A little touch of creativity will do.
Christmas lights are one of the nicest ornaments for Christmas but it can absolutely add-up to your high-paying electricity bills. However, you can use solar LED Christmas lights outdoor as an alternative. It’s cost-savvy and reduce fire and pollution hazards.
Moreover, if you have busted solar LED Christmas lights outdoor at home you need not to throw them away. There are better ideas to keep your money in your pocket and instead improvise a new one.
Materials: Christmas lights, an acrylic paint with different colors and a paint brush.
Get your busted Christmas lights, your acrylic paint with different colors and a paint brush. Paint those busted Christmas lights with colors you like. It can be green, red, blue, yellow colors to compliment with the Christmas holidays. Make sure you have painted all the busted Christmas lights. After that, let it dry for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Check your check your improvised Christmas lights and presto! You’re painted busted Christmas lights are ready for display.
Exchanging gifts with an office mate? Instead of buying ribbons for your Christmas gifts. Use your old Christmas garlands to wrap your presents! It’s more cost-savvy and creative. How to do it?
Materials: Old Christmas garlands, a box, a double sided tape, scissors and your Christmas presents
Get a box and carefully place your Christmas present. Cut a number of 2-inch double sided tape using scissors. Make sure to use carefully the scissors so you won’t be losing a finger on Christmas! Tape your box. Get your old Christmas garlands and wrap the box with your gift in it. Secure it with double sided tape so it won’t fall off from the box. Tadaaang! You’re now ready for an exchange gift using your old Christmas garlands.
Attending a Christmas party? Get your old Christmas stockings stocked in your room!
You can use your old Christmas stockings as an outfit instead of buying a new one. Put a little design like Christmas pins or ribbons to make it more attractive and nice. Be more creative to win the best Christmas outfit in the party!
Old Christmas Boxes
Materials: Old Christmas boxes, paint brush, acrylic paint with different colors, old pictures, construction papers with assorted colors, scissors and glue.
Get your old Christmas boxes and paint it, one color per box. The color may depend to the color that you like the most. For better results, you can paint it first with white color before overlaying another bright color. Let it dry for 15-30 minutes. Get your old pictures and cut it using scissors. Be careful! You can cut as many pictures as you can depending on how many boxes you’d like to use. Carefully paste in a construction paper using glue and carefully cut it again following the pattern of the picture. Once you’re painted box is dry, place the pictures in each side of the box using glue. Let it dry for a couple of minutes. Then you can now use it as a centerpiece display! You can even put some glitters to make it more attractive and nice.
Consolidate for Charity
Humility comes with compassion. The more you keep your feet on the ground, the more you will receive a lot of blessings. A number of kids are abandoned and mistreated by their parents and to protect their selves from such harm, they chose to stay in an orphanage. During Christmas, these kids are waiting for their family members to remember and visit them. There is no joy in the world that could make these kids happier than seeing their families. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t able to do that anymore.
The old and unused purple and gold Christmas tree decorations we have at home can somehow ease the pain and loneliness that these kids are feeling. By decorating these unused purple and gold Christmas tree decorations, we’ll be able to spend quality time with them that their family members cannot provide. It may not totally ease those sentiments away but we can at least contribute to help them feel the spirit of Christmas.
Make as a Christmas Present
You probably have a neighbor who can’t afford to buy new clothes and decorations for Christmas. Why not offer them your unused red gold Christmas decorations? It will surely make them happy and grateful. The spirit of Christmas doesn’t rely on how well you decorate your Christmas tree or how delicious you prepare your foods in the table; it’s how you humble yourself to people who are not as fortunate as you are.
Why don’t you try it too? Surely it will cost you much cheaper rather than buying a whole new set of decorations and of course, you’ll also be able to help with those people in need. Have a Merry Christmas for you and your loved ones!