Christmas Ornaments – How-To Use Them All Year Long

Decorate for the holidays with Christmas Ornaments you can use all year long. Check out these fun ideas that will justify your spending.

Fun Ways To Use Christmas Ornaments All Year Long


During the first few years of home ownership, it can be hard to justify spending money on expensive decorations. You want to celebrate the season and create an inviting environment, but it’s hard to justify spending money on something that will sit in storage for the rest of the year.

Fortunately, it’s possible to have amazing decorations while staying true to your thrifty self. Creative homeowners can use their Christmas ornaments, lights, and even pinecones all year round. Follow these three decorating tips to learn more.

Use Pastel Christmas Ornaments as Easter Decorations

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If you have an unconventional Christmas tree with bright blues, pastel pinks, whites, and light greens, consider using your ornaments again during Easter. You can place them in mason jars as table centerpieces, or string them up for a party or Easter egg hunt.

Some creative decorators find ways to use their ornaments all year round. If you invest in blue ornaments this year, you can pair them with your white and red ones during the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Your green ornaments can also make an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day. The colors are easy, and the creative part is finding a way to display your ornaments during the year.

Keep Your Lights Up for Summer Patio Parties

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Christmas lights look amazing during the holiday season, but putting them up and taking them down can become incredibly frustrating for all parties involved. Plus, you have to store them in the attic or basement until they’re ready for display.

Instead, homeowners should consider investing in strands of LED lights that can stay outdoors all year long. You can use them for other holidays like the 4th of July, or use them for patio lighting during a picnic or barbeque. Specialty sites like have programmable lights so you can change the colors based on the event or mood.

Pinecones Add a Rustic Feel to Table Settings

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Rustic-chic is one of the most popular decoration styles right now, from mason jar glasses to burlap at weddings. This is great if you incorporate pinecones into your holiday decoration. Use them in the spring or summer as centerpieces, and feature them in the fall when you break out brown and orange throw pillows and napkins.

Pinecones aren’t necessarily related to the holidays, and they have stronger ties to the outdoors than Christmas. While they’re often used with holly to create a romantic setting, they’re actually an easy and affordable decoration that can be used 12 months out of the year. If you’re worried about making them stand out, invest in moss to cover them in the warm months and fake snow to cover them in the winter.

Once you start thinking about using Christmas decorations throughout the year, you will start shopping with multipurpose items in mind. Soon, you will have a collection of decorations for any event, not just for the holidays that end after January 1. Also, you don’t have to complete your decoration shopping in one year. If you buy a little every year, your collection will continue to grow.







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