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.
See the whole laundry room decorated for Christmas!
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!
Do you want some quick and easy Christmas DIY’s?
Make this cute tray out of a sign!
Make this cute Christmas decoration out of a plain lantern!
Give plain ornaments a high end look!
So many great ways to use extra ornaments! Thanks so much for including my wreath 🤗
Thanks for sharing your wreath! It is beautiful!
So many wonderful ideas!
Thank you so much, Linda! I hope you have a great week!
Karins Kottage says
Thank you so much for highlighting my ornament ideas! Such a fun post and so many great ideas!
Thanks for sharing your ideas with me! Have a great week!
Kimberly Snyder says
so many great ideas! thanks for sharing!!!
Thanks so much, Kimberly! Ornaments are such an easy thing to incorporate into all kinds of Christmas decor!
Esther Webster says
Love all your ideas Danielle! I have done many of them, they are so fun! I love the tiered tray idea! I just wish I had cute ornaments like you!😂🥰🌲
Thanks so much, Esther! You are so creative and talented, I knew you would’ve done most of these! As for my ornaments, some of those I took off my kids’ trees. Most of my ornaments are just boring balls.
Heidi | The Frugal Girls says
Your idea to dress up ornaments with fabric is brilliant. I always have way too many ornaments of the same color and this is such an easy way to add a fresh look without buying even more ornaments! 💕
Thanks so much! They are really fun to make, and your kids can make them too! Use up those unwanted ornaments!
Never Ending Journeys says
Such fun ideas! I especially love the idea of an ornament in a jar – such a thoughtful yet budget-friendly gift idea!
Thanks so much! I love to give ornaments in a jar, it’s a quick and easy gift!
Josiah - DIY Thrill says
Brilliant ways to use extra ornaments, I’ll have to try some of these!
Thanks so much, Josiah! I hope you do! Merry Christmas!
I think this is such a helpful post! It’s really nice to see.
Thanks so much for reading!
Christin Cieslarski says
I love all of these ideas!! Great post!
Thanks so much, Christin! Merry Christmas!
How fun! I love those plaid fabric balls so much!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! They are pretty fast to make, and you can use any fabric to match your decor!
Amazing ideas … you’re so creative … pinning and filing away for next year. I’ll be so much more prepared! xo
That is so sweet of you to say, Juliet! Thank you!
Carol Karl says
Oh my gosh, I love those fabric covered baubles. I’m absolutely going to steal that idea for next year.
I hope you do steal it and make some! It’s such an easy way to update unused ornaments!