Wintry Decor Ideas for Spare Ornaments

Hello lovelies!  Today I'm sharing three beautiful, wintry decorating ideas for spare ornaments... and it is actually from another blog I've been working on.  You see, I recently landed a pretty awesome part-time job as a social media assistant for a property management company.  Besides dealing with social media and such, something else I get to do is blog.  The blog Home Sweet Apt features decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects, and lifestyle articles as well as event announcements, news stories, and stuff for residents of our properties.  It's a pretty sweet gig!  I enjoy in the work and my boss Haleigh (...who also happens to have a lovely blog if you want to pop over and check it out). 

So today we put together a few lovely vignettes featuring leftover Christmas ornaments.  Because, well... there are so many more things you can do with bulbs besides just hanging them on your Christmas tree!  I had these spare metallic white and glittery silver ornaments leftover since I used all gold on my Christmas tree.  (These babies were just $1 for a tube of 12 at the Dollar Tree!  And they're the most darling small size.)  Plus, this decor is just wintry-enough to be used past Christmas and into the snowy days of January.

First, I strung the ornaments onto some twine and hung them across a mirror in the office.  You could also string them across a hallway, doorway, mantle, or over your bed/headboard.  You could swap out the twine for fishing line to give the ornaments a "floating effect."  You could also use ribbon or yarn and more colorful ornaments for a more festive feel.

Next, I piled the ornaments into Haleigh's gorgeous copper bowl and threw a star ornament (also $1 from the Dollar Tree) next to them.  This would look lovely as a centerpiece on a dining table or coffee table... or even as decoration on a dresser or desk top.  

Lastly (and my most favorite!), I hung the ornaments on these beautiful, white-painted branches gathered in a silver vase.  So pretty and wintry that we're leaving this as-is in the office for a little while! ;)  I'd love to do this with un-painted branches for a more rustic look.  Colorful bulbs would look fun, too.  

So I hope you're rounding up your spare ornaments and displaying them all over your apartments and dorms!  (Don'tcha just love that gray color on the walls?!  Me, too!  I actually used to have it in one of my old apartment bedrooms.  It's Anonymous by Sherwin Williams, btw.) 

Well, that's the lowdown on wintry decor and my new job.  ;) 


Haleigh Steere said...

hahaha BOSS...love it. :) I enjoy having you a part of the team lady! Lovely job! Enjoy seeing your face weekly and reading all your wonderful posts! AND I love how cute my/our office looks right now...so lovely.

Keep up the good work.

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Swapping away your Christmas decorations for New Year's Eve-themed items is a terrific way to start. Stars, honeycomb or origami paper party balls, and bunting assist to maintain the party atmosphere, while dried flower arrangements and plants with fairy lights are a terrific alternative to Christmas trees and wreaths.