I’m thrilled to finally start decorating for Christmas! Even though I haven’t pulled the tree out yet (which is always a bit time consuming), I have a quick and simple Christmas ornaments decoration project that I used last year and again this year, and is definitely worth sharing. With only a handful or a few dozen ornaments and some ribbon, you can create a shiny, colorful cluster that can be hung anywhere.
HANGING Christmas Ornaments Decoration
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Ball Ornaments (I chose 18 in two different sizes)
- Ribbon (about 3/8″ wide, roughly 2-3′ per ornament)
1. Cut enough pieces of ribbon for all of the ornaments you want to use. For my project, I had 9 large and 9 small ornaments, so I cut 18 pieces.
RIBBON LENGTH: To determine the length of the ribbon pieces, figure out where you will be hanging it. Measure the longest length you would want an ornament to hang plus about 4″ for the ends. I cut 2′ pieces.
2. Tie each ornament to a piece of ribbon. Leave about a 1″ tail.
3. Start arranging the ornaments. Hang the cluster from your hand, just as it would hang on a hook, and add one ornament at a time, adjusting the height of each one until it looks visually appealing to you.
- Start with the longest ornament and work your way up. The ribbons get less tangled and tend to hang nicer.
- If you are hanging your arrangement against a wall, like I am, be sure to place it up against a wall or door a few times when you are arranging the ornaments. They will move because of the wall and may need further adjusting.
- If you are using multiple size ornaments, start with the largest and work smaller. The smaller ornaments fit nicely in the gaps left by the large ones. The only exception is the longest ornament (the one on the bottom). No matter what size, it is best to start with that one, so you know how long the decoration will be.
4. As I mentioned in Tips, add the smaller ornaments to the cluster. Fill in the gaps and vary the colors until you get the balance and look you want.
5. Tie all of the ribbons together where your hand was holding them. This should also be at the length where you want them to hang from. Cut the ribbon ends, leaving a 1″ tail.
Hang your Christmas ornaments against a wall, in front of a mirror or window, or as a festive chandelier. I created several to add some Christmas cheer to one of the walls in our living room. Now onto the lights and tree…
For More Ornament PROJECTs:
- How To Make Glitter Light Bulb Ornaments
- Rhinestone Ornaments: Easy to Make, Inexpensive, and Kid-Friendly
Do you have any fun ideas for ornaments? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!