How to Decorate with Leftover Christmas Tree Ornaments

Seven Methods:Bowl CenterpieceOrnament-Filled ClocheOrnament WreathA Grand EntryChristmas NapkinsPotted PoinsettiasCute Centerpieces

After decorating your Christmas tree, you most likely have some leftover ornaments. Decorate your house for Christmas with these basic projects.

Method 1
Bowl Centerpiece

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    Get a bowl of any kind (preferably one that fits your table and amount of ornaments).
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    Arrange ornaments in the bowl. Pair red, white and green ornaments together or just put a bunch of different ones together for a more varied color and patterns look.
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    Try adding some fake snow or Christmas tree branches to the mix.

Method 2
Ornament-Filled Cloche

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    Balance the dome upside down between your knees, or create a nest of packaging material in bin to stabilize cloche and place cloche upside down inside bin.
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    Put the ball ornaments in the dome, use the smallest balls to fill in open spaces.
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    Fill to the top.
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    Place the base on the dome, and flip the whole thing over.

Method 3
Ornament Wreath

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    Spray-paint a foam wreath form with silver paint and let dry.
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    Use hot glue to secure the largest ball ornaments to the inside and outside circles of the form, and fill the empty spots with smaller ornaments
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    Add bunched up lengths of bead garland for an accent
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    Hang anywhere from above a fireplace to the front door.

Method 4
A Grand Entry

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    Knot a length of thin ribbon around an ornament hook and wrap the end other end of the ribbon around your banister, securing with a knot.
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    Let ornaments hang down at different lengths for a varied display
    • Like previous methods, you can go with different colors and patterns or a traditional red, white and green display.

Method 5
Christmas Napkins

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    Roll napkins and tie a wide length of ribbon loosely around a rolled napkin.
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    Slide a narrow length of ribbon through the knot of the wide ribbon, pull the ends of the wide ribbon to tighten the knot.
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    Thread small ornaments onto each end of the narrow ribbon and secure the ornaments with knots.
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    Use this method when inviting guests over for Christmas, everyone will love it.

Method 6
Potted Poinsettias

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    Spray-paint small Terra Cotta pots to match your ball ornaments and let dry.
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    Remove their hanger tops and fill the ornaments with water.
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    Place a cut poinsettia flower in the ornament and insert the arrangement in the pot. Make several to display in mass on a shelf or your mantel.

Method 7
Cute Centerpieces

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    Decorate plain ornaments with glitter and glue.
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    Draw designs (stripes, stars, etc.) on the ornaments with crafts glue and sprinkle with glitter.
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    Tap off excess glitter and let dry.
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    Glue the embellished ornaments to mirrored discs (available at crafts stores).
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    Remove the ornament hangers, pour a little water in the ornament and insert flowers and berries.

Tips

  • When picking the colors for one of the methods, try seeing what colors you have in your surroundings.
  • If you're trying to save money, then find the most inexpensive things when buying the extra parts for a project.
  • Ornaments come in many different shapes, sizes, patterns and colors. Try using different ornaments together for a varied look.


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