When I was a jewelry designer I specialized in unusual findings in my one of a kind creations. Cracker Jack charms, baby rattles and eyeglasses filled the pages of magazines like Elle Accessories and Marie Claire with my designs. Often when interviewed, I would say that if something would sit still long enough I would eventually find a way to make it wearable. I seem to decorate a Christmas tree with the same attitude.
Large or Small: How to Decorate with Ornaments of any Size
Size is really the only thing you need to consider when decorating your tree (or making jewelry). When it comes to creative Christmas decorations for your tree, anything can become an ornament as long as it is not too large or too heavy. Even items on the heavier side can occasionally be wired to your tree. I’m not talking decorate a tree for your home gym with dumb bells, though I like the concept.
Quick tips for decorating with heavier ornaments:
- Try to keep items under 2lbs each. These items won’t weigh down your branches, but several of them will make your tree extra heavy.
- Consider wiring your tree to the wall, especially if you have small children. I often use zip ties around my trees for just this reason.