Looking for new ways to display ornaments around the house? Living in a small apartment or house with no room for a tree, but craving some festive sparkle? Why not try hanging ornaments in front of a window! When the sun catches these gleaming beauties, it’s like the whole window glows. Here’s how to hang ornaments in front of a window without causing any damage.
Once you see my “secret” supply (the tension rod!), the idea is so simple that it doesn’t need much of a tutorial, but I’ve outlined some steps – and useful tips – below.
How to hang ornaments in front of a window:
- Purchase an inexpensive tension rod to fit your window and place it inside your window frame
- Attach a length of thread to each ornament, in varying lengths for visual interest
- Tie a knot in the thread and set aside
- When all ornaments have been threaded, loop the thread over the rod and bring the ornament back through it
- Hang the ornaments at different heights
I temporarily removed the screen, which I do in the winter anyway because I hate the look. I’ve never had a window in the kitchen before and I like to look at our view, which is such a novelty for me still. In the summer (aka “bug season”), I gloomily pop the screen back in.
The result is really cheery. Although I initially intended on using glass ornaments (the glittering and gleaming was intense when the sun shone), I started dropping them left and right and quickly switched to plastic. With plastic, I can even safely open the window.
If you missed it, here’s the info on my partnership with Canadian Tire. Along with four talented bloggers (including Jillian Harris!), I put together some neat ideas for holiday decorating, using items from the new CANVAS line from Canadian Tire.
This post is sponsored by Canadian Tire, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.