Christmas Ball Ornaments: Reuse for Valentines and Mardi Gras

Valentine's Day Ornaments

Valentine’s Day Ornaments

Holiday decorating with colored glass ornaments offers versatile holiday home decor ideas. To make your home look straight out of a designer magazine all year, consider the multiple uses of Christmas ball ornaments. Hang red, blue, and green ornaments from trees in the winter, then recycle and reuse with creative decorating ideas for all occasions.

Valentines Day Decoration Ideas

Valentines Day decor is fun for kids and the whole family. Theme colors are red, pink, and white.

Ideas to reuse holiday ornaments:

  • Place red Christmas ornaments in a clear glass bowl in the middle of a table.
  • Hang balls using hot glue and ribbon and beads. Stagger lengths.
  • Create a Valentines Day wreath. Hot glue different size ball ornaments into the shape of a heart with beads and ribbon for a Victorian flair, or add sequins and glitter.
  • Add flair to wine glasses: use a ribbon and small ornament and tie to the top of the stem. This is also a great party idea for decorative “name tags” on glasses.

Festive Holiday Glasses

Festive Holiday Glasses

Valentines Day Wreath

Valentines Day Wreath

Mardi Gras Party Decorations

Mardi Gras is a French Catholic tradition also known as Fat Tuesday, and is celebrated the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The carnival celebration centers around overturning social conventions, eating fatty foods before Lent, dancing, masks and costumes. Popular in New Orleans and cities with French heritage, colors include green, blue, and gold. Mardi Gras party decorations can be anything carnival related, from masquerade masks and feathers to body paints.

Like with the Valentines Day decoration ideas, reuse Christmas ball ornaments to create centerpieces or elaborate wreaths. Go above and beyond with the decorating: giant gold ribbons, bird feathers, glitter – anything large and bright is perfect to go in your Mardi Gras decor.

Mardi Gras Holiday Wreath

Mardi Gras Holiday Wreath

Aqua & Green Ornaments in Bowl

Aqua & Green Ornaments in Bowl

St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

St. Patrick’s Day decorations have to be green to symbolize luck. After all, the tradition of the holiday is to pinch anyone who forgets to wear green. Decorate with green Christmas ornaments and hints of gold by securing balls to a wreath or placing in a glass bowl. Decorate a small tabletop tree in green Christmas ball ornaments to create a St Patricks Day tree.

Green Ornaments in Glass Bowl

Green Ornaments in Glass Bowl

St Patricks Day Wreath

St Patricks Day Wreath

Holidays offer a great opportunity to reuse holiday decorations. Trees and wreaths make the ideal canvas for hanging colored lights, fun decorative ornaments, themes colors, ribbon and more. Keep the excitement for the holidays alive all year, while finding multiple uses for seasonal items.

4th of July Ornament Wreath

4th of July Ornament Wreath

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