10 Awesome Ways to Decorate With Leftover Christmas Ornaments

10 Awesome Ways to Decorate With Leftover Christmas Ornaments

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Dabney Frake
Dec 5, 2014
(Image credit: Rusty Hinge)

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.

(Image credit: Blue Eyed Wonder)

2. Blue Eyed Yonder made this tinsel and ornament wreath for some vintage-style decoration.

(Image credit: A Perfectly Average Girl)

3. This chandelier got a holiday face lift from A Perfectly Average Girl.

(Image credit: Habitat)

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.

(Image credit: A Subtle Revelry)

5. Create a unique decorative element using leftover ornaments and an old window, like this one seen on A Subtle Revelry.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart)

6. Martha Stewart filled a glass cloche with ornaments of different sizes and colors.

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7. Strung together, ball ornaments make for fantastic ad full garlands. Pretty Quirky created this quick project.

(Image credit: The Hunted Interior)

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.

(Image credit: Mamas Latinas)

9. A simple ornament and glittered branch swag tutorial from Mamas Latinas.

(Image credit: Sally J. Shim)

10. If you have some really tiny ones, incorporate one (or many) into your gift wrap. This sweet package is from Sally J Shim.

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