What do you think of when you see a Christmas ornament? It is more than likely that you would picture that bauble hanging from the branch of an evergreen tree in your family room. However, Christmas ornaments are not just for Christmas trees any longer. Which is good news for those who love to collect the sparkling balls and trimmings, and ran out of room on the tree branches to hang their entire sets about the time Mel Torme made The Christmas Song a big hit. Now you can find all kinds of creative uses for those festive decorations, so that you can put touches of the season all through your house.
It is true that these decorations were designed to hang, but there is no law that says they have to hang from a tree branch. For a touch of the unexpected, try hanging your ornaments from long ribbons in your windows or doorways. You can use a single color scheme for impact or use a variety of hues for a more festive look. If you decide to adorn a doorway in this fashion, make sure that your Christmas ornaments don’t hang too low, or you may have a few bumped heads at your next holiday gathering. Other great locations to hang ornaments are from hanging light fixtures, banisters or fireplace mantles. You can also hang a couple from the ends of your curtain rods to give a festive finish to your window displays.
Although these baubles are most often seen hanging from something, you can also group them together in decorative bowls or baskets. Add a few pine boughs, pinecones or cinnamon sticks if you like to give a homey touch to tables around the house. You can also use round ornaments of assorted sizes and colors to create beautiful topiaries. Simply attach the Christmas ornaments to a foam shape like a ball or cone with the help of florist wire. Place a stick through the bottom of the shape, and set the stick in a decorative pot. This system can also work to create wreaths and candle rings. For the budget conscious, try picking up boxes of these plain glass balls for pennies once the holidays are over.
Christmas ornaments have become a favorite decoration of many Christmas collectors today. In fact, the popularity of these baubles has indeed grown to the point that there is no longer room on the tree for them. The good news is that there are plenty of creative ways to display your collection of Christmas ornaments that do not require a Christmas tree at all. Have a festive holiday season, and enjoy those Christmas ornaments!