Monday, November 26, 2012

Things You Can Make With Old Christmas Tree Ornaments

Don't throw away those old, paint-chipped Christmas tree ornaments! 

Instead, why not think about displaying them in a different way, or upcycling them into something entirely new like one of the pretty displays shown below? Don't have any old ornaments to spare but still want to make one of these projects? Thrift stores and auctions are great places to find old ornaments, usually by the boxfull. Read on and be inspired!


Create a garland with ribbon and ornaments



Festive door ornament




Christmas ornament topiary via BHG



Use large ornaments as vases via BHG



Attach ornaments onto an old window screen from So Into Vintage



Glue old ornaments to a mirror frame via robomargo



Display in a tray with vintage mercury glass by Amanda Carol



Create a garland of ornaments like this one from Family Circle



Use old ornaments to fill a vase via BHG



Wreath made from old Christmas bulbs by Suzy Spence



Ornament tree by My Vintage Soul



Create a pretty Christmas window display



Create a shadow box of vintage heirloom ornaments via Country Living



Hang ornaments from fresh greenery via BHG



Create a Christmas tree ornament mobile (above and below) from Not Martha







Shadow box of Christmas tree ornaments by 52 Mantels







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What do you think?

Enjoy the rest of your week! 
Love, Laura


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31 comments:

  1. i am Soooo glad i peeked. Wonderful ideas to make with old (or not so old) ornaments.
    Thank YOU.

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  2. Too cool! I love old ornaments. I keep some on my chandelier year round! I packed and shipped 15 dozen today..I'm wrapped out! I love the shabby old ones best. One word of caution about the "vase" one, if you add water to the inside of an old one, all the silvering will wash out!

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  3. i love these ideas, hadn't really thought of reusing old bulbs! this is great because i do have some vintage ones that i haven't broken out yet either.

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    1. I agree, I like the idea of using the old bulbs too! :)

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  5. These are great ideas! I see tons of old ornaments at thrift stores all the time, and these would be an excellent way to use them.

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    1. I've gotten into the habit of always hitting the holiday section at thrift shops and rummage sales - always bags of old ornaments - I find them off season and stash them away for holiday crafts.

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  6. Oh love! I remember some old ornaments when i was a child.

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  7. Happy Holidays! Just wanted to let you know that 4th photo on this post is from my blog, Into Vintage. I would love it if you would amend your post to include a link to my blog post where my photo originated (and eliminate the indulgy link). Thanks so much!
    :-) -amy

    http://sointovintage.blogspot.com/2010/12/its-just-like-christmas-tree-but.html

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  8. these are gorgeous! never thought of this, but sure am going to do it now. GREAT IDEA and BEAUTIFUL too!

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  9. Merry Christmas to you & your's!
    Great ideas you shared with us all.

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  10. Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lovely ideas! I used a similr idea to the doorknob decoration - just hung it on a light fixture. Even have a pic of it on my Christmas post! : )

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  12. Great ideas. I have some of my grandmother's.
    I was wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the ideas.

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  13. I immediately thought of a Christmas themed wedding looking at most of these ideas! Super cute, thanks for sharing!

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  14. The vintage mercury glass with the blue and gold ornaments makes me swoon. Thank you for this.

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  15. Oh I love these! Pinning and sharing, thank you.

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