Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hoiliday Decor Hoarder

If you are not already aware, I will make it clear,
I am a hoarder of holiday decorations!
Each holiday I find myself with more decorations than I care to admit. Many gathered over the years, most acquired on closeout sales or at thrift stores. Admittedly I own decorations that I don't use. I try to cull a few to donate to the thrift store or give to family and friends. Or I try to find ways to re-purpose them into something new.
Such was the case with these mismatched wreaths and little blocks. I laid the two wreaths together
and thought that the pairing looked quite nice.
I would just need a way to keep them snugly attached to one another.
That's where this shutter (found by a dumpster) came in handy.
A good cleaning, a fresh coat of spray paint,
and a little sanding, makes it the perfect backdrop
to tie and hot glue my forlorn holiday decorations,
transforming all of these orphans into one big
holiday wow factor.Unfortunately it's a bit too heavy to hang on my front door
(believe me, I tried).
But it does make the perfect centerpiece
for my dining room mantle/shelf.
Add in some eggs, chicks, bunnies,mixed amongst a few potted faux flowers, electric candles, and books.
And I present the perfect example ofHow to Decorate with
Things You Already Own
.

21 comments:

Lisa said...

VERY Cute! I just love Easter decorations. Love the use of the old shutter!

1 Funky Woman said...

Love it! The shutter idea is great! What is the color of your wall?

Mom in High Heels said...

That is so cute! I too am a hoarder of holiday decor. I don't know why I keep getting new, when I already have so much. I can't help it. It's a sickness. Think we should start a group? Holiday Decor Hoarder Anonymous?

the thrifty ba said...

i just used a shuttered door (see here http://thethriftyba.blogspot.com/2010/03/yup-this-scared-chris-too.html) and that is a fantastic idea for a decoration! thanks!

Jessi said...

Wow! What a gorgeous statement that makes. The entire vingette is beautiful.

Sandra said...

Pretty! Pretty! What a great idea to use the shutter as part of the decor. :) love it!
Sandra

Kerin said...

Turned out cute!
One can NEVER have too many old wood shutters!
Have a great day!

Dragonlady said...

So Gorgeous, I love your ideas, especially the shutter...your display is awesome.
hugs
Brenda

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I dare say we need to see how and where you store all your "stuff". We must know!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

I love it! Such a nice substantial piece to decorate with for spring!! Very clever way to repurpose things you already have...my favorite!!

Rose H (UK) said...

Love the wreaths! They look great attached to the shutter. Lovely holiday mantle.
The UK has only recently started to sell Easter decorations, so I've a way to go yet!

littypod said...

Very very creative, I love it!

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Beautiful! I'm so jealous; I never find cute things by my trash.

thelennoxx said...

Super cute Easter decor! Love the wreaths =)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

First of all I love your shutter and the color you painted it. And then how you decorated it. Everything looks wonderful. I totally understand what you are saying about hoarding seasonal decorations. Laurie @ Bargain hunting said she has a Holiday Closet! What? I need one...never heard of one but now that I have I definitely need one. After all when it comes to blogging you need props! Right? so hubby and I are having a big discussion about him paring down some things in his closet! Big smile....for more room...for decorations!!!!
Great post by the way!!!
Debbie

vwestermeyer said...

I am a member of the Holiday Decor Hoarder support group as well!!

I love what you did and it gives me so many new ideas. I adore seeing what you come up with.

HouseMama said...

What a fantastic idea. I love every bit of it. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art said...

Very cute!!! HOARDER!!!!!!!!!

Lincoln and Alisia said...

It looks like a big giant letter 8.

The Grandy's said...

Holy cats, I love the molding in this room. What I wouldn't give to score me some of that!

linda said...

From one holiday decor hoarder to another...very very cute!

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