The first thought most of us have when we hear the word “ornament” is typically something involving a tree. However, ornaments can be so much more. Here are some ideas to take your ornaments beyond the tree, and even into year-round decor:

Hanging from the mantel, ornaments can replace stockings for an unexpected twist in holiday decorating.

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No room for the traditional tree? Use a tabletop ornament tree to display your most cherished ornaments.

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Why not use your colorful ornaments to add some cheer year-round? Hang them from a chandelier for a dazzling effect, letting the facets of glass ornaments catch and reflect the light in bright, beautiful colors.


Hanging in a window, glass ornaments catch the sun and add an element of sparkle.


When placed in a beautiful bowl or on a pretty platter, ornaments make a stunning centerpiece for your table.

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These are just a few of my favorite non-traditional ways to display ornaments. How do you present ornaments off of a tree?