Christmas Decorations to Keep Around for New Year's

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015

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Christmas may be over, but don't put away your decorations just yet—at least not all of them. With a bit of creativity and some DIY, your Christmas decorations can easily make an encore for your New Year’s Eve party. From an ornament display to a golden bow wreath, here are 5 Christmas decorations you should keep around for New Year’s.

Metallic Ornaments
I think that shiny glass ornaments are the perfect transitional pieces from Christmas to New Year’s.  Fill bowls, apothecary jars, and large hurricanes with silver ornaments, gold decorations, and glittered pinecones for a sparkling centerpiece that’s simple, elegant, and perfect for the festivities. See more New Year’s Eve decorating ideas from The Sweetest Occasion.

Sparkly Votives and Winter Greens

Votives and winter greens are traditional Christmas accents that you can keep well into January. This French countryside-inspired New Year’s Eve tablescape from Confessions of a Plate Addict combines them with rustic elements to create an inviting setup. The sparkling votive holders fit the liveliness of the New Year while the cypress branches are consistent with the aesthetic of winter.

Bleached Pinecones and Branches

With a bit of DIY, you can transform bare branches and natural pinecones into an elegant post-Christmas centerpiece. Anne of Aesthetic Nest used white spray paint to lightly bleach pinecones and fallen branches, and arranged them in clear glass containers to create an elegant tablescape. You can also go for a more festive display by painting these natural elements in gold or silver hues.

Fairy Lights in Hurricane Glasses
Real Simple

Fairy lights are another Christmas staple that are perfect for transitioning to New Year’s. Simply fill large hurricanes or any clear glass container with fairy lights. Try to use battery-operated lights if you can to get a more elegant finish. This glowing DIY décor adds big visual impact to your New Year’s mantel with very little effort. Visit Real Simple for more New Year decorating ideas.

Gold Wreath
The 36th Avenue

Re-decorate your Christmas wreath with shimmering trims to help it transition to the next big holiday. Use silver Christmas balls, glittered pinecones, faux metallic sprigs, and a metallic ribbon bow to give it the New Year’s treatment. You can also create the perfect New Year’s Eve party welcome using a foam wreath, some glittered gold ribbons, and some craft materials for this DIY golden bow wreath. Check out The 36th Avenue for more.

With a bit of creativity and some clever crafting, your Christmas decorations can grace your New Year’s Eve party. How do you repurpose Christmas décor? Share them in the comments section below.

Jennifer Lutz writes about all things home-related for the Christmas Tree Market blog.

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