You probably have too many Christmas ornaments —especially the ball variety . I know I do. Even after the tree is decorated, I still have a surplus that winds up hanging out in the storage bin, languishing around and not fulfilling their Christmas destinies. That’s a pity. Because there are tons of ways to put them to good use around the house, creating more moments of holiday cheer.
1. Above, bulbs in a bowl make for an easy table centerpiece. Rusty Hinge created this table vignette.
2. Blue Eyed Yonder made this tinsel and ornament wreath for some vintage-style decoration.
3. This chandelier got a holiday face lift from A Perfectly Average Girl.
4. Or, cluster a series of bulbs together, and suspend from the ceiling, to create a modern chandelier of sorts. This image appeared as part of U.K. retailer Habitat's holiday promotion a couple of years ago. Via Bright Bazaar.
5. Create a unique decorative element using leftover ornaments and an old window, like this one seen on A Subtle Revelry.
6. Martha Stewart filled a glass cloche with ornaments of different sizes and colors.
7. Strung together, ball ornaments make for fantastic ad full garlands. Pretty Quirky created this quick project.
8. Or, if you don't like the typical garland, try a different type of mantel decoration instead. The Hunted Interior shows an asymmetrical set up.
9. A simple ornament and glittered branch swag tutorial from Mamas Latinas.
10. If you have some really tiny ones, incorporate one (or many) into your gift wrap. This sweet package is from Sally J Shim.