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13 Ways To Upcycle Household Items For A Magical December

It's time to unleash your inner Northpole Elf and let your imagination take over. Transform your home this December, using stuff you already have! These fun-derful tips and tricks are brought to you by Northpole and Hallmark.

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1. Hope you didn't toss those Halloween pumpkin seeds! Leftovers can be dried and turned into pretty little trees.

Add cinnamon sticks to the base for a sweet, aromatic touch.
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Add cinnamon sticks to the base for a sweet, aromatic touch.

2. Give new life to old jars in your cabinet by coating the inside with clear glue and adding some glitter.

Add tea lights to the bottom and let them light up the room.
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Add tea lights to the bottom and let them light up the room.

3. Add a festive touch to throw pillows!

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Pick up a special iron-on fabric, pick a design, and — voilà! — you've just dazzed up your living room.

4. Turn all those vintage ornaments into a welcoming wreath.

This is perfect for ones that are chipped or a little broken that you just can't seem to throw out.
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This is perfect for ones that are chipped or a little broken that you just can't seem to throw out.

5. Or display them in different-sized vases.

Pro tip: Collect pine cones outside, give them a gilded facelift, and throw them in a cake stand.
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Pro tip: Collect pine cones outside, give them a gilded facelift, and throw them in a cake stand.

6. Use reclaimed wood to make a special star.

This would be the perfect project for all the driftwood you collected this summer.
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This would be the perfect project for all the driftwood you collected this summer.

7. Take coffee filters and turn them into something magical.

They can easily be made into snowflakes and hung all over the house.
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They can easily be made into snowflakes and hung all over the house.

8. Wrap up presents in brown paper, but add a special touch with a simple doily and special twine.

This can also very easily be customized for the receiver.
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This can also very easily be customized for the receiver.

9. Create an army of snowmen with all those mismatched socks that came out of the dryer alone.

How cool is that?
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How cool is that?

10. Live somewhere warm? Snow problem! Create your own snowballs with soap and old ornaments.

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Remember, you don't have to hang these just on the tree!

11. Give an old ribbon a classy touch by turning it into a pearl garland.

String it through the tree or around a mantle, and your friends will be saying "SnowMG" when they see it.
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String it through the tree or around a mantle, and your friends will be saying "SnowMG" when they see it.

12. Pom-pom friends can easily be made out of leftover yarn.

Just make sure you've finished knitting your sweaters first. ;)
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Just make sure you've finished knitting your sweaters first. ;)

13. And finally, use your favorite Christmas albums as decorations.

Prop them up on old books or vintage suitcases for a more rustic look!
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Prop them up on old books or vintage suitcases for a more rustic look!

See how real elves decorate their homes and discover more magic at Northpole1820.com.