Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that your Christmas tree ornaments have to get packed away into storage for the next 11 months of the year. No, if you really like your ornaments, it’s only natural to want to showcase them all year long – or at least all winter long.
So just what are some ways to use ornaments after the holidays? Here’s a look at four creative uses:
- Table centerpieces: One way to dress up that nice dining room table or add an additional element to a fine meal is to make your Christmas tree ornaments into a table centerpiece. This can be very easily accomplished – just select a nice, decorative plate or a glass and place the ornaments on it or in it.
- Wreaths: Wreaths are a common decorative item for the Christmas season, but they can also be displayed throughout the winter season. What’s more is that you can fashion a wreath with non-Christmas, winter-oriented ornament bulbs – all you need to do is stick them together as you would a real wreath.
- Hanging decor: Set aside your ornaments that you really like that aren’t specific to Christmas. Then, just get some wiring and loop them together so that they can be hung from ceilings, in windows, from outside tree branches, etc. It’s a fun, unique way to spice up your living space with something that should be getting more display than just on a Christmas tree.
- Ornament garland: The ornament garland is along the same lines as the ornament wreath, except instead of fashioning the ornaments into a circular, wreath-like pattern, they’re arranged in a garland type of pattern. These garlands can then be strung from stairway banisters, above windows, etc.
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