4 fresh ideas for ornament decorating

Get inspired with new ways to display your hanging heirlooms this holiday season

Floating in thin air

Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen

Floating in thin air

Start with a branch—such as manzanita—with a graceful, intricate silhouette. Suspend it with nearly invisible fishing line from C hooks screwed into the ceiling. Then just add the ornaments.

On a table

Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen

On a table

Instead of a traditional poinsettia, why not create a maintenance-free centerpiece? Fill a vase halfway with miniature glass ball ornaments, wedge in a few slender branches, and hang more minis on them. 

Down a hall

Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen

Down a hall

Whatever your home’s style, you have architectural features to take advantage of. Here, given a hallway lined with windows, we hung ornaments on the window frames so that they’d fly by as you move along the corridor.

On a bare wall

Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen

On a bare wall

This wire curtain rail, usually holding children’s art, is just the spot for a mix of the ornaments you’ve amassed over the years. And instead of piling gifts under a tree, present them on a chair.

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