Updating old christmas ornaments

Christmas ball ornaments can be used to decorate your hanging chandeliers year-round, or can simply be placed in a clear glass bowl for a simple yet elegant table centerpiece.

Before you throw away or donate Christmas decorations you no longer need, see if you can reuse or recycle them for better use year-round or for next year's holiday season.

Pat Carson, co-owner of the Urban Scrapbook (130, 14315 118th Ave.), says even the most unflattering Christmas ornaments deserve a spot on the holiday mantelpiece.

By following a few crafty tips and tricks, you can easily breathe new life into old decorations — especially those with sentimental value.“You can pretty much give anything old new life,” she says.

Christmas ornaments exist in thousands upon thousands of forms and facets.