This article “4 Ways to Use Ornaments in Your Home” was updated on 11/23/22
Creative Ways To Use Your Christmas Ornaments
With each year that passes, our ornament collection seems to grow. Gifts from friends and family, milestones such as weddings and babies, and the fun knick-knacks we pick up along the way. As Christmas approaches and you pull out your collections to start decorating, you may wonder if there are other creative ways to use ornaments in your home.
When your tree runs out of space, here are four great ways to use ornaments in your home!
Make a Christmas Wreath
Wreaths adorn most doors during the holidays because they allow for endless creativity and can capture the mood of any holiday or season. You can put wreaths together with any materials you have in your home or pick up some affordable supplies at your local craft store. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Celebrate Your Children
As your children grow up, you may collect ornaments that celebrate their birth, interests, and any significant milestones they may achieve. So why not create a wreath that celebrates them all in one place? Choose their favorite color to add accent decorations and place the ornaments you have for them.
And don’t worry. There are no restrictions to the kinds of ornaments you can add to this wreath. MyOrnament has several creative and beautiful items you can stack up to make this memorable for your child. A few of them are:
The baby’s first Christmas ornament is an excellent item to add to your wreath to celebrate your child as they grow. This way, they can reminisce on past joyful memories in the Christmas spirit.
Does your daughter love to play the guitar? If so, this guitar girl ornament will be a lovely way to celebrate her interest in music.
Has your child just graduated? The graduation ornament is another excellent way to celebrate their accomplishment of graduating college or high school.
Remember a Favorite Vacation
Just because it’s Christmas and there may be snow on the ground does not mean you can’t celebrate a trip to sandy beaches and warmer climates. You could tour other finer countries during winter, check out their tourist centers, or even go to the beach to have fun and watch the waves of the sea move. Stacking ornaments as souvenirs from your vacations are also creative ways to use ornaments in your home.
You can use the ornaments below as a souvenir for any vacation trip.
This surfing Christmas ornament would be a lovely souvenir if you went surfing during this period. Seeing it on your shelf will remind you how much fun you had.
Visited the sandy beach in Miami, Florida, during Christmas? Here’s a perfect beach vacation ornament you can use as a souvenir.
Did you go as a tourist to your favorite country with your partner? Well, couples that go everywhere together stay together, and here’s a tourist couple ornament to remind you of that moment.
Honor Your Occupation
Are you passionate about your job? Why not create a wreath that celebrates your career and what you love most? If you’re a chef, veterinarian, musician, or artist, you can use an ornament aside from Christmas decorations in your home. Below are some examples of ornaments to celebrate your occupation, all available at MyOrnament.
Are you a chef? Then you should appreciate yourself for always making tasty meals with this chef ornament.
Rescuing people from fire is no joke and appreciating yourself is crucial. With this firefighter woman ornament for the women saving lives, you’ll always feel proud of yourself when you look at it.
Doctors also save lives, and gifting yourself a doctor man ornament or your loved one is a great way to show appreciation and honor.
Create Garlands for Your Doors and Windows
When we think of Christmas garlands, we often picture the fake green pine needle-like ones we can buy in any local store. While these can add to any décor you place in your home, they can be monotonous when used alone. So why not jazz them up with some of your excess ornaments?
To begin creating your homemade garland, you will need a base to attach your ornaments. Why not try:
- Old Bike Chains
- Spare Rope
- Unused Scarves
- Old Garlands or Tinsel Garlands
- Leftover Pieces of Wood
Once you have your base established, it’s time to start adding your ornaments! You can either pick a theme or simply add a mix of ornaments to create a fun collage of Christmas memories. You can decorate around your ornaments by using:
- Fake Snow
The combination of old and new will renew your holiday spirit and infuse tradition and comfort into your holiday.
Create Personalized Napkin Rings
As the holidays draw closer, you may have a lot doing like planning your perfect Christmas party. You’ve planned your menu and guests and decorated your home. But how can you add that special touch that will warm the hearts of your guests? Create personalized Napkin Rings!
All you need to create this magical accent for your table is a napkin ring, ornaments, and some ribbon. First, roll your crisp napkins and loosely tie them with your ribbon. Then you can tie another piece of ribbon to your ornament and attach it to the ribbon around your napkin, and voila! A heartfelt, personalized gift for your guests that they can treasure for years.
Also, you can decorate your table’s centerpiece and fill the vase with ornaments instead of flowers. For example, find a wooden box that is portable and fine and fill it with some lovely ornaments like red glitter balls, pinecones, and decorative flowers. Or you can fill vases with glitter Christmas balls to create a beautiful look.
Additionally, you can add customized ornaments to the napkins or dining table. It will mean so much to grandmas, grandpas, and military men/women who come to the dinner when they see these personalized ornaments of their profession.
The best thing about using ornaments in your table setting is you can personalize them for each of your guests. Are grandma and grandpa coming to dinner? Why not customize a Grandkids Hearts ornament with all of their favorite littles? Do you have a niece or nephew returning home from the military? A customized Military Ornament will be sure to honor their commitment in the sweetest way.
Make the Broken Ones Beautiful Again
How many of us have opened our decoration boxes only to find they contain broken lights and ornaments? Unfortunately, this is a common problem most will have, especially as boxes get pushed and shoved in storage throughout the years. But those broken decorations don’t have to go straight to the trash. Instead, let’s use them to create new and beautiful decorations for our homes.
For example, if you have a broken cosmetologist or even an army man ornament, why not add those broken pieces somewhere better? It could be using hot glue to attach them to a photo frame of you in your army uniform and or banner at work.
Make a New Ornament
Take the broken pieces of lights or ornaments and place them in a Ziploc bag. Bang pieces with a hammer until you reach the desired size. Fill a clear ball ornament, vase, or flower pot with a mod podge and dump in your broken pieces. Shake your container until all sides are coated. Display your new decoration on your tree or mantel for a customized look.
Create a Christmas Mosaic
We have all seen the stepping stone kits in the stores, so why not make your own using your broken ornaments? First, mix up your base and press it into the desired shape of your mosaic.
Then, they go to town to add pieces of broken ornaments until they create the perfect picture. It is even a great activity to include your kids in! Once complete, you can place your mosaics in your garden, mantle, or front door to welcome your guests.
Make Your Very Own Christmas Jewelry
If you have a beloved ornament that you aren’t ready to let go of but can no longer hang on your tree, why not turn it into jewelry? All you need to create this one-of-a-kind look is something to glue your ornament to. It can be a piece of wood, a pendant, metal, some string, and a clasp. Not only will your jewelry be unique, but it’s a guaranteed conversation starter at your next party or get-together.
Aside from these four ways, there are other excellent ways to use ornaments in your home. For example, you can make a rack on your study wall or by the lobby and display these ornaments there.
It doesn’t only have to be leftover Christmas ornaments. Even some personalized ornaments like appreciation as a worker or glittering red balls and some pine cones will look lovely there.
Whatever the choice, you can use plenty of ornaments to achieve whatever theme you want; you just have to dig in and find them. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box with your creativity; the possibility of designs you can make is only limited by your imagination, as we have several ornaments available to create any unique decoration in your home.
Find Your Own Creative Inspiration
Summarily, the beauty of our favorite holiday, Christmas, is the ornaments used to lighten the room. But aside from the usual decorations we know, there are other ways to use ornaments in your home, and you can choose mantels, decorate chandeliers, or make garlands. The high-quality ornaments we sell at MyOrnament will last you a long time and light up the room, making all decorations pop.
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