Easy, festive, inexpensive, and takes less than five minutes to put together. Keep reading!
Have you ever purchased ornaments with the intention of hanging them on the tree, but they stayed in the holiday box year after year?
Several years ago I found this adorable tube of assorted Christmas balls at Old Navy. The holiday was over so they only cost me $1.99 (love those clearance bins). We’ve all made purchases simply off of the “they looked cute” method. Right?
When I first moved into my house I noticed these swag hooks in various spots in the house. The first thing that comes to mind when I see them is those plants that hang in a hand knitted holder. Remember those? Throughout the years I’ve found uses for those hooks.
Using various lengths of ribbon I strung each of the ornaments. I wanted the bold colors to pop, so I chose a cream colored ribbon to hang them with.
And there they hang. In the corner of my living room. You could also hang them above a doorway. Or on the hardware that opens your closet. I would recommend choosing one that you don’t open a lot, especially if the ornaments are made of glass. My dogs don’t bother them because they hang so high. Not sure if they’re cat proof. They may think your hanging up toys to play with in passing.
Need a quick gift for someone who just moved into a new house and doesn’t have a lot of holiday decor? How about someone that is away at college? The arrangement would be small enough not to take up much room. Hostess gift? Giveaway at a holiday craft show? Please stop me, because I could give you ideas all night.
Okay, one more. Do you find yourself buying new ornaments every year and then you don’t know what to do with the old ones? Pass them along to your kids when they move out on their own.
Have fun! Perhaps I’ll hit the clearance bins again this year. They would look cute in our shop in Galena, IL.
Tomorrow I’ll be in the kitchen again. Baking more goodies for the gift bags. This time I’ll be adding a little twist to a traditional recipe. Chocolate? Of course! I’ll be posting the recipe here when they’re finished. Are you baking this year?
Until the next word…