Christmas is around the corner, and Advent is already here. You might have decorated a tree, or you might have some extra ornaments just lying around the house, even if you don’t observe Christmas. So what to do with these extra decorations? Here are some ideas.
- Make a wreath. There are two options for this. First of all, for both ideas, you’ll need a wire coat hanger and string. For the simpler of the two, get one or two ornaments (preferably ones that compliment each other, have matching colors, or are contrasting.) I personally recommend a simple ball ornament, or a ball with a more interesting/intracate design. Make sure these either already have hooks to attach them, or make one out of a paper clip. String the ornaments on the string. It will look better if the string is burlap or a cool texture. Tie the ends together, and hang somewhere. Ta-Da! Cute, minimalistic, unique wreath. For the coat hanger, shape it so it is a circle. Next, hot glue as many ornaments as you would like onto it. You can also duct tape the backs of the ornaments to the frame, but it will not be as sturdy.
- Homemade centerpiece! First, find a bowl, one that is preferably clear. (larger is better; this is also a great way to use random bowls that you only use for big dinners) After this, find ball ornaments – different colors are great, different shades… It doesn’t really matter, as long as nothing clashes. 🙂 Get a silver or metallic pen (Sharpies are great) and write words such as family, holidays, Christmas… Whatever words you would use to describe your holidays. (You can also write other cool adjectives for life in general; this particular craft can be used any season.) Put the balls in the bowl – and get ready to look at a pretty DIY piece.
- Make an ornament light string. Again, there are two options for this. One is trickier but cooler, and the other easier but not as pretty. I’ll start with the easy. Take a string of Christmas tree lights, and string ball ornaments (or any ornament with a loophole at the top) in between the lights. Make sure to use ornaments that won’t catch fire easily. Partially because you don’t want your house to burn down. And also because I would feel really, really bad if there was a fire because of a DIY post. Anyway… Easy! Fun! Unique string lights! Okay, now to the harder one. Get ball ornaments, and take the top off .
Next, put one of the small lights inside the ornament. If it does not stay in because the hole is too big, put duct tape (or any kind of sturdy tape) around the top. This will only look the best if the ornament is translucent or clear. Repeat these steps in order to get a fun, light filled ornament string.
I hope I’ve provided some fun DIY ideas for extra ornaments! Feel free to comment on any of these ideas if you make one of them! Happy holidays!