DIY Ornament Arrangement

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DIY Ornament Arrangement

My house is wreck! It is covered in random Christmas mess! Deep in the process of putting up the Christmas Decorations I came up with this incredibly easy way to make something fabulous!! I saw an expensive but not so cute version at Lowe’s Hardware and thought “I can do better!” It is super easy and I used items I already had! Almost free sounds great this time of year!!

DIY Ornament Arrangement


  • 1 yard silver rope, mine has tassels on the ends.You could use a narrow ribbon and curl the ends, or even yarn
  • Short & long ornament hooks
  • random ornaments in different sizes and shapes,
  • ribbon for a bow,
  • a sprig of pine,
  • pieces of a silver snowflake garland

Ornament Cluster Swag


Take the rope and fold in half, place the ornaments and arrange to your liking. I used large ones on the top to small ones to dangle from the bottom. Fold your rope in half and wire it together with a hook (just bend it and wrap the wire around) to make a loop.

Hooks are so flexible and they are easier to use than floral wire. Take a hook and place on the ornament (as you normally would to hang from your tree) but bend the end near your ornament closed, this is so the ornament will not fall off.  Take the other end of the hook and wrap and bend tightly to the rope/ribbon. If you use ribbon you may want to poke the wire through it and wrap it to make it more stable.

Randomly add your ornaments. Hang it up while you are working, if you like, to see how it will look. You may have to adjust the ornaments to make the them look full and close together. Next I added a bow and a sprig of pine to the top and hung mine from my bannister garland. And that’s it! How easy was that!

Ornament Swag

Ornament WreathYou could also hang on a wall, door or door knob or where ever the holiday spirit moves you to hang it! So easy and yet so elegant, it think would look fantastic for a Christmas wedding!


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  1. 12.15.11

    You’ve been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks for stopping by to link up!


  2. 12.9.11
    Camille said:

    This is absolutely stunning! I am so impressed by your talent! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will come back tomorrow and share more of you amazing ideas!
    Camille @

  3. 12.7.11
    marissa said:

    this looks beautiful I’d love you to link this up to my what we wore party over at

  4. 12.7.11
    Jen said:

    These are so cute and look to easy to do. Thanks for the tip. Visiting from Vintage Wanna Bee

  5. 12.7.11
    Shelley said:

    So simple and it looks so gorgeous! Love the ornaments you used too. Thank you for sharing!

  6. 12.7.11
    Q @ JAQS said:

    Yes – very beautiful :)

    When you get a chance – love for you to link up to my “Made by ME” linky party:

  7. 12.6.11

    Beautiful arrangement…love the “icy” colors of the ornaments!

  8. 12.6.11

    Great crafting! Love the ornament, its so pretty =)

  9. 12.6.11
    Cherry said:

    Linked up after you at One Project at a Time – this looks like a great idea! Inexpensive, easy to use what you have around the house – and beautiful!

  10. 12.5.11
    Jen said:

    Love it! What a perfect little arrangement for any corner of any house! PLEASE come and link this up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at http://www.icantstopcrafting Oh, and feel free to link up any of your recent fave projects from your blog, I’d love to see ’em! ~Jen

  11. 12.5.11

    Great idea! Love how this looks~

  12. 12.5.11
    Julie Locy said:

    Simply beautiful!
    I’ve been wanting to do something like this, I’m definately putting this on my To Do list this week.
    Thanks for sharing it with us,

  13. 12.4.11

    Thanks for the decorating tip! I love easy yet elegant. Found you at Meet Me Monday.

  14. 12.3.11
    melanie said:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Love this! Definitely keeping this in mind for next year! :)

    So nice to ‘meet’ you today! I blog at “Only A Breath” and would love for you to stop by and visit :)


  15. 12.3.11
    Danielle said:

    so pretty! I love the silver! Thanks so much for linking up!

  16. 12.2.11

    Very elegant — and zero cost is fantastic!

  17. 12.2.11
    FABBY said:

    This is fabulous, just gorgeous! Happy weekend. FABBY

  18. 12.2.11
    bubbablue said:

    This looks great. Think I’m going to make something similar with my holly instead of a traditional wreath

  19. 11.30.11
    Fran W said:

    A classy way of making ordinary things come alive!

  20. 11.30.11

    This is so great!

  21. 11.30.11

    Beautiful ornament arrangement…thanks for the ideas.