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Guest Blogger: Celebrate New Years with Glassware from Goodwill

glassware from Goodwill

Every Goodwill store I have ever visited has an extensive glassware aisle. Whenever I need to buy new wine/ brandy/ juice/ etc glasses, I head to Goodwill first. Thinking ahead to New Years Eve parties and home décor, Goodwill’s glassware might be just what you need!

  1. For a simple home décor idea, fill up a few large glass vases with confetti for New Year’s. I love seeing a few of these of varying heights in the middle of a dining table as a centerpiece or staged on the mantle with lights and garland around them. To get some variation, consider heading outside of a couple small branches and throwing them in a glass vase with lights, as well!
  2. Feeling artsy? Turn a few Goodwill wine glasses into unique candle holders. Simply flip them upside down and paint a holiday design on them! Goodwill is also a great place to find pillar candles and tea lights.
  3. For those who are hosting a holiday party and need some décor on a budget, consider setting up a holiday candy buffet. Start with some unique glassware pieces from your local Goodwill and add candy canes, peppermints, and other holiday candies.
  4. A small twist on the candy buffet is to use that glassware to set up a hot chocolate station. Fill different pieces with marshmallows, caramel, peppermint sticks, almond slivers, and anything else your heart desires to make a dazzling display.  

What I love most about each of these ideas is that they can be tweaked for EVERY season and holiday. Change out the ornaments in your glass vases for  Easter eggs, summery shells, mini pumpkins, etc. Decorate the wine glass candle holders for your favorite holiday.  Switch out the candies in the candy buffet for any seasonal candies! The possibilities are endless. 

Follow me next time to see how I decorated with thrifted linens and tableware for a party at my home!  

Ever since she can remember, Ariel has looked for a creative outlet.  From decorating cakes and sewing to repurposing furniture and interior design, she enjoys creating beauty around her.  She established her personal decorating blog District of Decor when she and her husband moved to their little apartment in Washington D.C. in 2015.  You can follow her on Instagram @districtofdecor

Ariel is an avid “thrifter” and budget decorator, as well as a teacher and expectant mom (any day now)!  After being a military spouse for 9 years (and moving 7 times in the first 7 years), her focus is on making a house (or in this case, her small city apartment) into a stylish home on a budget.  She also has a penchant for Chesterfield sofas, Campaign dressers, and bar carts of all types.


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