There are so many ways to use extra Christmas ornaments, other than on your tree! Grab your tub of leftover ornaments, and let’s get decorating! Here are out of the box ways to use extra ornaments!
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1) Cover with fabric
Take off the ornament hanger. Cut half inch strips of flannel, or other festive fabric, and glue onto the ornament with fabric glue. Be sure not to cut the strips too short. Overlap them and layer until the ornament is completely covered. Use to fill vases, bowls, or in my case a sled!
2) Use on tier trays
Tier trays are so much fun to decorate, but it can be challenging to find enough littles that fit. Ornaments work wonderfully! The little signs and the church are ornaments. This is a great way to use up those extra ornaments!
3) Ornament in a jar
This is such a quick and easy way to use extra ornaments! Fill the bottom of any jar with Epsom salt or fake snow. (I find Epsom salt to be cheaper to buy and easier to clean up.) Place an ornament in the jar, embellish the lid if desired. Use as a centerpiece, on your kitchen counter, or anywhere else you want to display it! I like to give these as hostess gifts-especially if it’s to someone who may have food allergies, or who already receives many sweets. They can use the jar year-round, and the ornament for years to come! It’s a much longer lasting hostess gift than a tin of cookies!
4) On a tablescape
I put ornaments in the garland for a table runner, and see those little sleighs around the napkins? You guessed it-they’re ornaments! Just pull a napkin though the string on an ornament! Instant napkin rings!
Karin’s Kottage used this adorable truck ornament in the centerpiece for her buffalo check table theme.
5) In a bowl, dough bowl, tray, or vase
Put your extra special, extra beautiful, or extra heavy ornaments on display! (See how to make these cheap craft ornaments look like mercury glass!)
6) Put them on a shelf
Put an ornament on a stack of dish towels in the kitchen, hand towels in the guest bath, or on a stack of books on a shelf to add a fun touch to a regular spot.
7) Hang them from a chandelier
Karin’s Kottage made her kitchen and dining room extra festive by hanging ornaments on her chandeliers.
8) Make them into a wreath
Just look at this beautiful wreath made by This Dear Casa. You can find the complete instructions here.
Check out this creative way to display ornaments!
Even more out of the box ways to use extra ornaments!
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