Reinvent empty frames as illuminated sculptures with the addition of colored lights. For indoor use, standard vintage-style lights can be used to wrap wall-hung frames, placed near outlets. To help disguise extension cords, consider grouping several frames vertically, tucking the cord behind each frame, then into outlets near the bottom of the wall. For outdoor use, such as a repurposed wreath alternative placed on a front door, it's best to use battery-operated lights.
Give basic round mirrors a holiday update using wreaths as frames. Pick up an unframed beveled edge mirror from the home improvement store, then search for a wreath with the same diameter. Secure the wreath directly to the face of the mirror with liquid bonding adhesive, then hang indoors or outdoors for holiday flair.
Try a new kind of holiday wreath this year. Use all-natural materials found around the kitchen and yard to form an icy decorative element for an outdoor space. To make this wreath you'll need: a Bundt cake pan; tree cuttings; berries; pine fronds; dried flowers; ribbon; a freezer; water; a penny nail; and a hammer.
The outdoor kitchen's artwork consists of sculptures and wall hangings fashioned from found objects. A natural wreath of woven branches draws the eye to the patio's far wall. A small metal shelving unit provides storage so drinks and snacks are kept within easy reach.
Bar carts are one of the most efficient design elements to arrange impromptu serving stations for holiday guests. Roll a weather-resistant bar cart out onto your covered porch and set it up however you best entertain. Throw in some decorative holiday touches to keep it festive.
Elaborate window decor is often dreamy but can also take a lot of time to complete. Keep it simple with an extra long strand of garland draped from the top of your windows along with a bare wreath in the center. To keep it all lit up, stick with a strand of frosted globe lights tacked up around the outside edge of the window trim.