No ROOM for a Christmas tree???

A reader recently left this comment for me:

“I’ve moved out of a house and into a small condo where my tree doesn’t  fit. Do you have any suggestions on how to display my favourite ornaments without buying a tiny tree?”

I thought this would be a good topic for the rest of my readers to chime in on.

The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is the following:

I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove doing ‘color theme trees’.  I love to buy and create an entirely different look every year IF I can.  And for a while, I was even able to ‘fund my obsession’ by selling each years decor to someone else when I was done with it; and use that money for the next years decor supplies.  (hopefully at 75% off in the after Christmas sales!)

Anyhow, my son wanted his old favorite ornaments on the tree; but I didn’t want to mix them in with my theme tree.  So I did 2 things.  First, I gave him his own little tree in his bedroom.  And I draped a HUGE artificial greenery garland across my entertainment center, added Christmas lights and filled that with all the old traditional and keepsake ornaments.  (unfortunately I don’t have a picture!) But it really was beautiful!

Nowadays most people have flat screen TV’s, so no big bulky entertainment center to drape a heavy garland over.  You could drape your garland across a mantle.  Across the top and down the sides of a big picture window.  Across and down the sides of a doorway.  OR even just mount it in a tree SHAPE to a WALL and decorate that!

So that’s all I’ve got to offer to remedy this readers no room for a Christmas tree quandary.  Do YOU have any ideas to share?

P.S. One reader sent me this suggestion via email so she could attach a picture:

“Here’s an idea I found somewhere & out on my pinterest..I need to find a screen & do this!
Kelly Burns

And if you can’t find a SCREEN to use, a burlap backing would probably work!

EDITED ON 10-24-2012 TO ADD THIS I JUST SAW ON PINTEREST:

beautiful home made tree!

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  1. How about using a garden trellis (V) shape, wood or plastic, usually white but you could paint it, turn it upside down, hang it on a wall and put a star on the top and hang ornaments on the cross pieces. Really inexpensive since you can sometimes buy the pieces at yard sales.

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  2. Your reader could display some ornaments in a glass bowl or apothecary jar, arranged on a wreath ,hanging on a branch (painted or natural) that is displayed on a wall , arrange greenery on a chandelier and hang ornaments from that. those are some ideas.

  3. I put a lighted garland around my doorways and put ornaments on them. They look great decorated top to bottom. Love this blog. Watch it a few times a day for new postings. Thank you for some cute ideas!!!

  4. Thanks for the suggestions!

  5. I use wreaths for my different collections. I have disney on one, cars and trucks (my husbands) on another and so on. Your place can still look festive, even without a tree!!

  6. REPURPOSE (that’s an emphasis on my excitement about the term, I’m not shouting haha) a coffee cup hanger. The ones that have 4 hooks going in each direction. It would be perfect and I bet you could find one at a thrift store for cheap!


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