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Reviving the Dead

BULB

If you happen to have a string of miniature bulbs or maybe those large, traditional Christmas light bulbs, don’t ditch the burnt-out bulbs. Re-purpose them and give them new life but transforming them into ornaments. Tie some ribbon around the top, then glue on bits of Christmas greenery and berries for a festive flair.

Recycled

ORNAMENTS We all have those old, outdated, round tree ornaments. Some are older than we are. We tend to hold on to them, but not use them. Why not give them a facelift? Start by cutting a square of fabric big enough to cover the ornament with extra fabric to tie at the top. Secure it with a piece of string, twine or fabric and then embellish it with holiday bling! Don’t forget to check the bottom of your Christmas ornament box for things to use as embellishments.

Place Mat

PILLOWS

Want to add a few Christmas pillows to your living space but don’t want to pay $40 for each one? I made these pillows using place mats from the dollar store. I simply placed one on top of the other, wrong sides together, and sewed them together, leaving a roughly 2-inch opening to use to stuff it with fiber fill or even the innards from an old pillow you no longer use. If you don’t sew, don’t worry. You can also hot glue the mats together as well. Once you are done stuffing the pillow, sew or glue the opening shut and then, enjoy!

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Yellowstone Valley Woman magazine was started in 2001 as a 40-page free publication in Yellowstone County. Over the years, thanks to your re...

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Yellowstone Valley Woman magazine was started in 2001 as a 40-page free publication in Yellowstone County. Over the years, thanks to your re...