Thursday, December 8, 2011
Christmas Ornament Display
Every year since my husband and I have been married, we have bought a special Christmas ornament to commemorate that year. Many of the ornaments are crystal and are not very visible when placed on a traditional Christmas tree. This year I made a display out of naturally shed tree branches to showcase these very special keepsakes.
I used a ceramic vase I had hanging around the house not being used, and then looked around the yard for some branches to hang the ornaments from. I carefully arrange the branches in the vase making sure to vary the sizes somewhat while still maintaining a balanced look. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I carefully hung the ornaments.
The total cost of this display was $0.00. Since I already had the vase and collected branches from the yard, there was also zero waste. I like using things that are readily available in my yard when I can. I also think the randomness of the branches gives the display a fabulous look. If you are in an area where branches are not easy to come by, willow branches from a craft store can be substituted.