We often see baubles adorn the branches of a tree, but you can also highlight their beauty in other ways. Whether you have a bauble set that you want to feature all year round or don’t have enough space for a tree, there are plenty of decorating options for you. In this article, we'll explore ideas to display Christmas baubles beyond the tree.
How To Display Christmas Baubles Without a Tree
Highlight the unique design of your Christmas baubles or use them to complement your home décor with these styling tips.
Use a Bowl or Vase
Choose a clear glass bowl or wide-mouthed vase to show off your baubles’ colours or opt for one with a festive pattern to complement their details. Another idea is to add trimmings and picks to your design for a more organic look.
Dress Up Garlands
Add baubles to undecorated garlands for a pop of colour. Mix and match different sizes and shapes for a playful look or stick to a coordinated palette for a polished display. You can also use them to match the theme of your décor by using the same baubles on your tree.
Create a Centrepiece
Pick a wooden tray or ceramic platter to display your baubles, then add trimmings or other trinkets to complete the look. You can also use a wreath as a vessel and put baubles in the middle for a unique take on this design.
Hang From a Chandelier
Add a touch of glamour to your home décor with baubles hanging from the chandelier. Use clear baubles or ones with a metallic finish to match the finish of your overhead lighting, then hang them with a fishing line or ribbon for a creative twist.
Display on a Mantel
Set them to fill empty spaces between books, photos, or artwork. You can also use baubles to fill lanterns or dress up garlands on the mantel. Choose pieces that belong in the same set as the ones on your indoor greenery or trees for a cohesive theme.
As Gift Toppers
Add personality to your gifts and make them stand out by using baubles such as snowmen, deer, or Santa as gift toppers. Choose colours that complement your wrapping paper for a coordinated look, then use ribbon or paper twine to secure them.
Personalised Shadow Box
Create a unique home accent with a bauble shadow box. Pick an empty shadow box with a hinged lid, then arrange the pieces inside. You can also put in lights and other small decorations to add depth and interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of your questions on unique ways to display baubles below.
How Do You Display a Bauble Collection?
The most common way to display baubles is on Christmas trees or greenery. You can also use bowls, vases, and lanterns.
How Do You Display Baubles Year-Round?
One option is to repurpose a branch pick and then add baubles for a year-round decorative accent. You can also use nylon or a clear fishing line to hang baubles from the ceiling or a casement window. Another idea is to fill a decorative bowl or clear jar with seasonal baubles, changing them out as the year progresses.
How Do You Display Vintage Christmas Baubles?
The easiest way to display heirloom baubles is on a vintage-inspired Christmas tree. Another idea is to frame individual pieces and then add them to a gallery wall or tabletop display. You can also pair vintage baubles with chamberstick candles or antique silver trays to create a vignette. Whichever design you choose, keep them out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources to help their beauty last longer.