Updated December 25, 2018
Today I hope you are enjoying a lovely and relaxing Christmas, I know we are. But our family is masters at last minute decorating. in fact we were still decorating on Sunday. We decorate our tree kind of late and it takes days to get all the nativities up.
The picture here is the 2010 tree but if you are like me, you have more ornaments than tree, so you need to look for other places to put them.
Here’s some ideas:
We ended up without space for most of the needlepoint ornaments on the tree, so we used a tabletop metal tree to hold an assortment of needlepoint. It looks good near the stairs that we are going to expand it next year with a bigger and more open artificial tree.
Do you have a collection of needlepoint that are stand-ups? Use a shelf, the top of a low bookshelf, or the top of a cabinet to display them. My small collection of needlepoint Christmas trees joins some bottle brush trees and a large ceramic gingerbread house made by my mom on our bar this year.
Do you have a pretty bowl or metal bucket? Nestle some needlepoint among pine cones or matching plain glass balls.If you made some thread balls, add these in.
Any hook, drawer pull or door knob can hold an ornament. Make it even more special by grouping other seasonal items with it.
Another great idea is to use ornaments in place of (or in addition to) regular gift tags. it’s hard to see against this gaudy paper, but the dark violet ornament is the tag. The ribbon matches the ornament. Make it double-facing with colored paper and needlepoint on both sides for an ornament that looks great from any angle.
Merry Christmas everyone!