8 ways to use ornaments if you don’t have a tree
8 ways to use ornaments to spruce up your holiday décor without the, well, spruce.
Published Dec 11, 2015 5:00 AM
String your favorites on a piece of twine or heavy-duty string and drape them around a window for a festive display for you and for passerby.
festive front door
Use a wooden wreath form, available at most craft stores, and hot glue ornaments to the exterior and the interior of the form. Go colorful or choose amonochromatic palette
with your favorites.
center of attention
If you’re not a big holiday baker, repurpose your cake stand and create a dinner table centerpiece.
Pop the tops off round clear ornaments and fill them with your favorite holiday cocktail. They’re the perfect size for a post-dinner dessert drink – don’t forget the straws!
If you’re all out of holiday votives, use round ornaments on your favorite candlesticks. A little double-sided tape will keep them from toppling off.
take a seat
Put your favorite childhood ornaments on display by using them as placeholders for your next holiday fete. String a piece of twine and a piece of cardstock with names around each so guests know where to sit.
Scatter your favorite holiday baubles all over a bookcase. Group them in threes, place them on top of books, fill up your favorite vase – the more, the merrier.
that’s a wrap
If your ornament collection could use a little culling, pull out leftovers and use them to top off gifts.