Many of us have old Christmas bulb ornaments that we no longer put on our tree. Sometimes ornaments get discolored and shabby from sitting in storage. Often, we have ornaments that don’t fit into our desired holiday décor. Before you toss your old ornaments into the garbage, consider how you might be able to reuse them. Classic bulb ornaments can easily be redecorated and repurposed to make your worn bulb ornaments into beautiful bulbs of silver and gold.
Our personal favorite, of course, is using lace to refurbish an old ornament. If you have flat lace, lace trim, or even a lace applique, you can easily redecorate one for an affordable cost. You should be aware that you will need a decent amount of lace to cover the whole surface of the ornament, especially if you are using lace trim.
Grab your desired type of lace along with a glue gun. Start wrapping the lace around the bulb, periodically gluing it down. You will simply follow this step until the bulb is covered.
If you are using a colored ornament and you want the color to show through the lace, only do several layers of lace. If you want to cover the ornament completely, wrap the ornament until you cannot see through the lace. You can also paint the ornament underneath to meet your desired color if you want to achieve a certain look.
You can also use buttons to redecorate old ornaments. Buttons have endless options of colors, sizes, and textures. If you are a serious crafter, you probably have plenty of buttons lying around. If you do not have buttons, you can purchase buttons at an affordable price. If you want to make your ornament stand out, use a variety of colors in your buttons. If you want to be very seasonal, consider using just red and green ornaments. Buttons will also give the ornament a textured look, setting it apart from many other ornaments that typically have a relatively smooth surface.
You can choose to hang these ornaments on your tree or you can put them on display if you really want to show them off. For instance, you can attach the ornaments onto garland and hang them above your mantle. You can also fill a glass vase with a variety of ornaments and use them as a centerpiece.
The holiday season is quickly approaching so now is the time to get decoration. You can purchase an assortment of lace and buttons from Lace Heaven to get you started.