Pretty Pinecones – Dip pinecones in gold paint (either partially or all of the way) or use a mixture of water, glue and glitter for a sparkling effect. Place on side tables or use to fill baskets and bowls.
Christmas “Spirits” – Stick candles in clean, empty wine bottles for a dramatic display of warm, holiday light.
Tie It Up – Tie a bow around your throw pillows with holiday-colored ribbons, and they’ll look just like Christmas gifts! Add a rhinestone pin for an extra decorating kick.
Branch Out – Plain dry branches from your yard—whether from green firs or bare deciduous trees—make excellent decorations when you spray with silver or gold paint. Hang, or tuck in a vase to decorate an entryway or dining room. Plus, add ornaments to the branches for an instant Christmas tree.
Frame It – Turn holiday wrapping paper into instant artwork by sliding it into a frame. Or frame your favorite Christmas greeting cards and hang in a collection.
Source: 2012 Readers Digest, RD.com