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Holiday Decorating Tip: Use Everyday Items in New Ways

Looking for more holiday decorating inspiration? Me too! Luckily, we have another easy, inexpensive holiday tip for you. Today, our tip comes courtesy of Andrew Corrie of Canvas, and his wife Harriet Maxwell Macdonald of Ochre.

"Although it's fun having decorations that you pull out only once a year, we prefer reinventing our everyday items when it comes to our holiday decor. From Ochre, we have a great collection of silvered glass mats, which we use all year. During the holidays, we turn them into centerpieces loaded with votive candles and globe ornaments. The glow is ethereal and illuminates the entire dining table. It's a warm look that doesn't scream Christmas. We also enjoy bringing in natural elements that make sense to us personally, for instance we like to make wreaths out of the pine cones, moss, twigs and winter berries we collect around Shelter Island, where we live. This is especially fun for our kids, who get to participate in the holiday decor. I get out the wire to make the structure, then the kids pile everything onto it. It doesn’t end up looking like a traditional Christmas design — it’s more of a modern sculpture celebrating the fruits of the forest, but it’s surprisingly festive, and most importantly, we all have fun together as a family."

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