Often, if something is in a frame, it is flat and two dimensional.We at ORNAMENTS TO REMEMBER really like that 3rd dimension, and have found that framing ornaments, in a variety of ways, creates stunning displays.
When deciding on what counts as a frame, think outside the box. (Sorry, couldn't resist!) Here are some examples of ways to frame ornament decorations:
- Place a mirror behind or below your arrangement. It will create light and openess as well as framing the design.
- Use an architectural element, such as a nook, built in shelf, or cut out as your frame.
- Remove the glass from a frame, put velvet or other coordinating fabric on the backing, facing towards the front, and pin ornaments, such as we did with these flower ornaments.
- Set complementing ornaments in knickknack shelves. Be sure to hang from above as well as to set them on the shelf for the most dimensionality. These baby and fashion ornament arrangements both show how this can be done to great effect.
- Put ornaments in shadowboxes.
- Gut a frame and hang a single ornament from a hook and ribbon.