5 Uses for Christmas Ornaments You Probably Never Thought Of

Christmas ornaments aren’t predictable red and green balls anymore. Try these 5 ideas to repurpose last year’s ornaments for the coming season!

1. Vintage Ornament Wreath

Have a ton of glass balls and colorful, round ornaments that have been passed on for years?

Try combining them into a unique, festive wreath for your front door. You’ll just need a foam wreath base, some tinsel or garlands, and a hot glue to preserve those ornaments in an updated Christmas decoration you’ll actually use.

Jen Lutz's DIY wreath
Jen Lutz’s DIY wreath

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5 Crafty Wreaths for Spring and Summer

Want to brighten up your home’s front door with a splash of color for spring and summer? Here are five fun, crafty wreaths you can put together to add bright style to your home’s entrance.

Colorful Umbrellas

The idea for this super-easy wreath comes from Family Chic. For this eye-catching design, all you need is a foam wreath form and a bunch of bright-colored paper drink umbrellas in various sizes.

Photo by Family Chic from Camilla Fabbri
Photo by Family Chic from Camilla Fabbri

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Family Fun: Easy DIY Spring Decor

Winter has packed its bags and made way for Spring. Flowers have started to bloom as an early announcement of the coming season. If you think it’s time for the decor to change, we are right there with you. We have listed down a few easy DIY decor ideas your whole family can enjoy making.

Wooden Spring Sign for Dad

When it comes to creating challenging crafts that involve power tools, it’s best to let dad handle it. Give the man of the house the job of making this lovely wooden spring sign that you can display in your front porch or backyard. You can purchase a wooden board and some pre-cut wooden letters that spell out “spring”, or dad may want to show off his carpentry skills with wood and power tools by cutting out the letters from wooden boards. Liz from Hoosier Homemade posted this lovely DIY spring wooden craft along with instructions on how to make one.

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4 Ways to Detect and Replace Bad Bulbs on Your Christmas Lights

There’s nothing worse than realizing your Christmas lights are a bust. It’s that moment when you ceremoniously plug the string of lights into the wall, ready to add the finishing touch to your tinseled work of art, only to realize there’s a bad bulb. Talk about a letdown. Disappointment like that doesn’t belong in your holiday. Next time you experience a bad bulb, be prepared by following these few simple tips.

Light bulb replacement

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Terrific Tree Tuesday: Indianapolis Circle of Lights

Today’s iconic Indianapolis Circle of Lights isn’t exactly a tree. At 242 feet tall, it makes the spruce in Rockefeller Center look like a seasonal lightweight in comparison.

Photo by Serge Melki via Flickr. CC by 2.0.
Indianapolis Circle of Lights
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