Isn’t that stunning? The thing about using ornaments is it’s SO easy — for this display, start with a sparkly table runner. Place some bottle brush trees on top and then start piling on the ornaments!
You can use a long piece of greenery and wind it around, or just use sprigs of it tucked here and there (it will go a lot further this way). Use wire to secure the ornaments (these beauties pictured above are from Pier 1) to the greenery, or I find that they usually stay put if tucked in well enough.
I also love using ornaments as simple and pretty place tags at the table — run some skinny ribbon through one and then punch a hole in the name card to run through as well. Or just tie the ribbon with the ornament around the cutlery as they did here!
I use ornaments everywhere in my decor because they are GREAT filler and they make a big impact with color. Placing them throughout this display adds so much to this mantel! Don’t forget to tuck some battery-powered lights in for some twinkling lights at night.
I really love that perfection is not needed — in fact the organic placement is what makes it feel even more lovely! I like to stay within the same color family, but definitely change up the sizes. Use small ornaments to big, as long as they all have a similar design or color.
Also, how fun would a DIY ornament garland be? You can easily string the Pier 1 ornaments along a ribbon to make a custom addition for your mantel, stair railing or over the front door.
Add an ornament to a gift box:
I love this idea! What a pretty and easy way to dress up a gift! This wrapping pictured is beautiful, but even a solid color would look great with the sparkle of an ornament tied on!
You could even use a specific ornament color for each family member instead of writing names on tags. This would also be perfect for an ornament exchange — but change it up on the outside so they don’t know what’s coming in the gift! 🙂 Everyone will want to pick your present!
I love these simple and pretty ways to incorporate ornaments into your Christmas decor. You can find so many beautiful options at Pier 1 that don’t cost a ton. Even the simplest colors or designs look festive when you use multiples in one spot.
Look for my photo with these tips in this month’s issues of Food Network and HGTV Magazines!
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