Swanky Stacked Ornament

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I just love those fancy decorations you see at the malls during the holidays. I saw these stacked ornaments hanging over a walkway at one of our outdoor shopping malls here in town and fell in love.

The best part is I already had the ornaments, so with a little glue and some imagination I was able to pull this off! Here’s how I did it! I hope you like it~

Christmas Stacked Ornaments

Swanky Stacked Ornament


  • 5-6 plastic or foam ornaments, graduated in size
  • Small bowl
  • Hot glue & gun
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon


make a long stacked ornament

Start with your largest ornament at the top, turn it upside down in a bowl so you can work with it without it rolling around. For the next ornament to attach you need to cut off the top of the ornament (if it is plastic) with a pair of heavy-duty scissors to remove the hook holder so it is a smooth circle. Glue it to the ribbon you glued to the bottom of the first ornament. Repeat to add more ornaments.

Collage1Cut a strip of ribbon and hot glue the ends together to make a circle. Fold it in half and hot glue it to the bottom of the ornament.

glue ornaments together to make large

For the next ornament to attach you need to cut off the top of the ornament (if it is plastic) with a pair of heavy-duty scissors to remove the hook holder so it is a smooth circle. Glue it to the ribbon you glued to the bottom of the first ornament. Repeat to add more ornaments.

Glue ornaments togetherFor the final ornament. I took a long thin ornament and cut 1/4 of the top off with the heavy-duty kitchen scissors. It was thin plastic so it was pretty easy to cut off. Then glue a small ornament to the top of it. Hot glue a ribbon over the area I glued together to hide the seam.

Add a ribbon to the hook loop and that’s it! It took about 25 minutes to make and it came out gorgeous! I am so making more of these for next year!

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  1. 12.31.12

    This is so neat! What a great idea.

    – The Tablescaper

  2. 12.27.12

    Thank you for stopping in and sharing your crafty creation with our readers at Bowdabra’s Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra

  3. 12.27.12

    I’m thinkin’ you did an excellent job with this!!!!!!!!! How creative! I have always admired this type of ornament, and this seems like the most affordable way to have them. I have priced them already assembled, and even at the wholesale price they are WAY out of my budget for the number of them I would want. This is a great idea! Have a Happy New Year!

  4. 12.27.12

    This turned out lovely! Hope your Christmas was wonderful! & have a great upcoming New Year!

  5. 12.23.12
    Katherines Corner said:

    love it! Thank you for sharing at the hop, Merry Christmas xo

  6. 12.22.12
    megan said:

    Super cute! This is such a creative idea. :)

  7. 12.21.12
    Tammy said:

    These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us :)

  8. 12.20.12

    Love this idea. I hadn’t thought to make these myself. Would love for you to link to Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-65/

  9. 12.20.12

    now that looks good! we just went to a restaurant that had something like this in their window, and my boss said we should do it in ours.

  10. 12.20.12
    Erin said:

    Beautiful! Pinning for next year :-)

  11. 12.20.12

    Swanky and awesome! I love how they look hanging by your white staircase!

  12. 12.19.12

    Oh wow, these are cool!

  13. 12.19.12
    dianaramblesdotcom said:

    Another great idea! So pretty!

  14. 12.18.12

    That came out really cute!

  15. 12.18.12
    Dana said:

    I LOVE THIS! Do you think you could drill a hole in the bottom and thread a ribbon through, instead of hot glue?? I’ve noticed that hot glue does not still over the years…

    • 12.19.12

      Hi Dana, I like the idea of the ribbon going through the ornaments. I think that is the way they were made in the pic I posted of the mall, but one of mine was Styrofoam and I don’t think I could get a ribbon through it without breaking it. Unless I had a really long needle. Lol! I am glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. 12.18.12

    Love this!