I think my favorite Christmas decorations are the unplanned ones. There will always be the tree and lights, but I like that when on a whim, someone places a stray ornament on a door nob as a small reminder of the season.
This year, after we put our ornaments up on the tree, Mike and I had quite a few left over. It was very sad, because some of them were ones that were fairly special to us. We were trying to figure out what to do with them, when we though of making a garland to hang over one of our windows.
I pulled out some extra ribbon and we got to work. Here is the result:
This has to be my favorite decoration this year!
What you will need:
- extra ornaments that wouldn’t fit on the tree
- some extra ornament hooks
- ribbon, cut to the lenght desired, plus a few inches extra for the knots.
Make sure each ornament has a hook. Decide the order you wish to hang the ornaments in. It is a good idea to try and balance the garland weight wise, so that not all the lighter ornaments are on one side and all the heavier ones are on the other.
Starting in the center of the ribbon, place the ornament you would like to be there. Tie a knot around the hook to secure. On each side of this one, place another ornament, equally spaced. Tie a knot around each to secure.
Continue until you have the desired number of ornaments on your garland.
At each end of the garland, tie a knot, forming a look with which to hang it. The garland is ready to be put up!! For another awesome idea for hanging extra ornaments, check out how Small Notebook hangs her ornaments.