You’ve probably seen the pictures on Pinterest or maybe even have had a friend or family member decorate their windows with ornaments, and now you want to give it a go this Christmas.
Christmas ornaments hanging in a window can be a nice way to not only decorate the inside of your home but open up your drapes and blinds and the ornaments can be seen from outdoors as well.
Although having ornaments hanging in your window can have a big effect on your decor, it actually doesn’t take much to accomplish the task.
In fact, this is easily something even a beginner crafter or decorator can do with no problem.
The cool thing about hanging the ornaments is that you can choose from all kinds of different ornaments to make it fit the style of your decor. You can change it up with small and large ornaments or simply choose larger ornaments of the same size.
You can stick with a certain theme such as all pink and green Christmas ornaments or you can go with a bunch of different Christmas colors. You can even add in other decorations with the ornaments like glittery snowflakes or small packages wrapped up as Christmas gifts.
There are a few different ways that you can even hang the ornaments depending on what exact style you are going for. Here’s a real simple way that you can string the ornaments to hang in front of your window.
How To Hang Christmas Ball Ornaments From the Window
What You’ll Need:
- Christmas ornaments of your choosing – extra large or regular size both work but you may need more of the regular size to fill in spots
- Coordinating ribbon – a thicker ribbon of at least 2″ or even other material like tulle works as well
- Floral wire or 28 gauge wire
- Small Command hooks – you’ll need as many hooks as you have ornaments
Before you start cutting or hanging anything I recommend that you plan out what and where you are going to hang everything. This way you can properly space the ornaments and get the desired appearance without wasting too much time correcting mistakes.
I recommend that you have everything evenly spaced and vary the lengths of the ornaments as it may be too difficult to get every ornament to hang at the exact same length. With varying lengths you can have a better design and not have to worry about everything looking perfectly even.
Once you have it all planned out, cut the ribbon to the desired length for the ornaments.
Then, thread the ribbon through the top hooks of the ornaments so you can have both ends even over the top of the ornament. For things like snowflakes that may not have the top hook area you can use the wire to make your own hook to thread the ribbon through.
Take a piece of wire and fold it in half to form a loop at the bottom and then twist the wire several times to make the loop secure.
Take the ends of each ribbon (opposite the ornament) and wrap the wire ends around both the pieces of ribbon so that you just have a wire loop at the end.
Take your Command hooks and position each one where you want an ornament to hang in the window. Place the hooks on the window molding for the appearance.
Once you have waited the allotted time for the hooks to be secure (usually about 20-30 minutes), hang the wire loop at each end of the ribbon on the hooks.
If you would rather avoid using Command hooks or if you already have a tension rod in place in your window you could also simply tie the ribbon over the rod instead of hooking it on the Command hooks.
This also works well but it may get in the way of your drapes closing if you plan on opening and closing them every day. The hooks do really work better for not getting the way as much of any window treatments.
This is such a fun and festive way to decorate any of the windows of your home but looks extra neat on a larger front window or you can take the time and hang the ornaments in all the front windows for your home.