When we think of Christmas ornaments, we typically think of the ones we hang on trees. But there are also large ornaments that may be too big for trees. These must be placed on flat surfaces such as tabletops, mantles and more.
This article will discuss these larger tabletop ornaments and explain how you can include them in your holiday design.
How to Use Tabletop Ornaments
Tabletop ornaments can be used in a variety of ways. If the ornament is large enough, it may depict its own scene. If this is the case, you can simply place it on a tabletop without any other elements.
If the ornament is smaller, you may combine it with other ornaments to create a scene or a theme. For example, you can combine snowmen and children playing to make a winter scene. Or if you have various Santa ornaments, you can group them together to make a lovely array.
If you have a group of smaller ornaments, you may want to place them under a clear cake cover or inside a mason jar. This will keep them from getting lost or damaged.
Where Should I Put my Tabletop Ornaments?
Tabletop ornaments can go anywhere in the home that offers enough room and a flat surface. Examples include:
- The mantle
- The coffee table
- The dining room table
- Shelves and bookcases
Your tabletop ornaments will make terrific centerpieces, or they can complement other items in the home. If you don’t have room for them, consider placing non-seasonal decorative items in storage for the holidays and temporarily replacing them.
There are some tabletop items that come with a hanger so you can hang them from a tree. However, if they are weighty, they may weigh down the tree or you may not have room for them. Use your judgement to decide whether you would like to have these on your tree or on your tabletops.
What are Popular Tabletop Ornament Themes?
There are several tabletop ornament themes to choose from. Here are some examples:
- Church themes
- Manger themes
- Winter wonderland scenes
- Local holiday themes such as small towns during the holidays
- North pole scenes
… and the list goes on.
Tabletop ornaments are a great way to decorate for the holidays. Now that you have examples of how to use them, you can integrate them to create a well-rounded Christmas theme. How will you be including them in your seasonal décor?