It’s hard to believe that it’s six days of Christmas. I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt a December speed by like this month has. It’s been full, sad and fun all at the same time. One of my favorite parts of the month is the creative side of it. I love decorating the house for Christmas and figuring out how to re-purpose the same decorations I’ve used for years to look new and fresh. I don’t know about you but even now I’m tinkering with our decorations and switching things up a bit when greenery dies or when something just isn’t working. Here are eight ways I’ve decorated with ornaments this year that will make them feel special and add a touch of glam with an incredibly minimal price tag:
Add a special and extra large ornament to a swag. I bought this swag at our grocery store for $3.99 but you can easily make one from a couple pieces of greenery you find on the side of the road.
Make an ornament topiary. A wider mouth vessel would probably make an even greater statement but for this spot I needed something small for the shelf in Elle’s room.
Fill a giant bowl with ornaments and greens. It’s an incredibly simple centerpiece for a coffee table and can easily be done with some ornaments from the Dollar Store if you have little hands that can’t stop touching or throwing things. I’m not talking from experience here or anything. 🙂
Add a branch with hanging ornaments. This statement piece took me all of 15 minutes and it was a branch from the side of the road. It’s one of my absolute favorite additions to our Christmas decorations this year. I just tied some vintage ornaments to this branch for some sparkle.
Add giant snowflake ornaments to windows to catch the light. This will add interest to a bedroom, like it does here to Elle’s room.
Add one or two ornaments to the stocking holders. This will add interest to the greenery and if you have simple stockings like we do the ornaments will really stand out. I buy an ornament every year as part of AJ, Elle and Drew’s stocking stuffers and try to find ones that reflect them.
Pop a few ornaments and some greens into an interesting vase (like this birch vase cover) and then top with a cloche.
Stack ornaments in an apothecary jar and use faux snow or confectioner sugar at the bottom.