5 Things to Hang from Your Christmas Tree Besides Ornaments

5 Things to Hang from Your Christmas Tree Besides Ornaments

Taryn Williford
Dec 9, 2015
(Image credit: Chelsea Foy)

Anyone looking for a way to shake up their tree this Christmas might want to consider thinking outside the sphere. Ornaments are great and all, but choosing something a little offbeat can add serious dimension and style to your tree.

Check out these clever Christmas trees dressed up with unexpected objects and decorations, either in place of or right alongside traditional ornaments and garland.

Party Decorations

Above: Chelsea of Lovely Indeed decorated this pink-tipped tree with oversized pink honeycombs from Martha Stewart's party decor line.

(Image credit: Kara's Party Ideas)

Picture Frames

Fill the frames with treasured photos or, like Kara of Kara's Party Ideas did, color-coordinated prints.

(Image credit: Honey We're Home)

Letter Cut-Outs

Spell out a seasonal greeting or maybe your family's names. Megan of Honey We're Home spray painted chipboard letters to say "Oh what fun"!

(Image credit: Monice Buck)

Greeting Cards

Save space on the fridge or the mantel and display family and friends' holiday cards right on the tree. Country Living hung the cards on this "friends and family"-themed tree from jute rope with mini clothespins.

(Image credit: Rachel Paxton)


It's kind of like a garland, but bunting can be a little more rustic or preppy, too, to invoke all kinds of style. Rachael of Maison de Pax cut this bunting from book pages for a literary feel.

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