Window Ornament Holder

Every time we move to a new home I have to re-evaluate my decor. Some decor items just don’t fit in every home we live in. Some homes have more wall space than others and some homes have more square footage than others. So I constantly have an “extra decor” box in my garage. They are things that I want to keep but just don’t have room for, but I may at the next house. Ah the military life!
When we moved into this home I ended up weeding out this old wooden window frame. I wasn’t LOVING it anymore so it didn’t make the cut!
While unloading my Christmas decorations I realized that I didn’t have as much as I thought I did! Not wanting to go out and spend a ton of money on decorations this time of year, I started shopping my garage. When I spotted the window I knew that it was getting a holiday makeover!!! I stripped off the ivy and hooks and starting painting.
I went to my go to color….RED! All the walls in our home are white and because it’s a brand new home that we will have to turn back over in a couple years, we are too afraid to paint! So I am a little more willing to add some color! Before the paint got too dry I took painters tape and removed patches of the paint here and there.
As you can see, next I added some white hooks to each slat. I quickly realized a couple of the slats were loose and as I added the hooks they became completely detached. So out came the good ole Gorilla Glue and clamps!
Then all I had to was pop it on top of the mantle and put the ornaments on.
I got all of the ornaments at Michael’s on sale!
I really like the combination of the distressed window and the shinny, sparkly ornaments!
And there is a shot of my whole mantle. I will be adding a couple more elements to it before too long, but I have to say I am VERY happy with how my window ornament holder turned out!!!
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  1. Love it!!!!

  2. This is just beautiful! Such big impact from something so inexpensive and easy. All of our walls are white, too and Im thinking this will look great in our family room. Thank you so much for sharing such a great idea!

  3. Love this too…what a GREAT idea! Not the traditional wreath…so much more fun!!

  4. so pretty! I love this!

  5. Fabulous!!!!

  6. This is soooo cute!!!!

  7. Wow! Soo cute! I want your mantle! Every bit of it! Did you make those stockings? I need some just like that. 🙂

  8. Fabulous project! I love it. Great colours. Very crafty indeed!!

  9. This is great! I love that you were able to turn old decor into something so great for Christmas!

  10. I think I need to make one! Fabulous!

  11. This is really cute! It definitely makes your mantle “pop.”

  12. Cool!! I love this!

  13. Omg I absolutely LOVE this!! Wish I had a mantle to make one!

  14. Sweet! A great re-purpose. Think of all the other things you could hang on it, during other seasons, hmmm, endless possibilities!

  15. Great idea! So whimsical!

  16. that looks wonderful! i LOVE that idea!

  17. looks great adds alot of color to the room

  18. Way to go!!! This caught my eye and glad I popped over to see your lovely blog

  19. This looks great! I love the Mommy and Daddy stockings.

  20. Girl you are GOOD at what you do! This is awesome!

    Hannah @

  21. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! I love this! What a FABULOUS job!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  22. This is Awesome! You are so talented! AAA+++

  23. That turned out adorable. Love it.

  24. I love the look of the window with all those ornaments … what a fun idea!

    Visiting from Be Different Act Normal.

  25. That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Seriously! Love the idea!

    Happy Holidays!

  26. I love that! What a great idea.

  27. This is just so precious and creative. A great way to display christmas bulb ornies. LOVE IT! coming by from TT&J! I would love for you to link this to my fun craft party on Mondays CraftOManiac Monday. Have a good one. Jen

  28. What a clever idea! I agree, the rustic wood next to the shiny baubles is charming. I bet you could change this out for the seasons, too.

  29. This is so darn cute! great job! love it.

  30. Love this! Its clean & graphic, with the shabby love of the reclaimed frame…simply wonderful! :>

  31. I love it. You are so creative. My sister is sitting next to me and says it reminds her of a teacup rack.

  32. I absolutely love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  33. I really really love this! I can’t decorate my tree this year like I want to because my house is too small. I would love love love to display my favorite ornaments that are not allowed to go on the crappy tree. This is a perfect solution!

  34. sooooooooooooo LOVE this! I never thought to use painter’s tape for distressing – this seems much easier than sanding after the paint dries! thanks so much for including the tutorial! -diane

  35. I love your idea to strip some of the paint off with the painter’s tape! so smart.
    Love your blog. I’m your newest follower.

  36. What a fun idea! Merry Christmas!

  37. I love this idea so much!! I am now on the hunt for an old window frame! Thank you for sharing!!

  38. This is REALLY cute! I love how you distressed it with painter’s tape, super smart! Great job!

  39. Very lovely! I love the distressed look of the holder and the shiny ornaments as well =)

  40. Very cute idea, Courtney. I like how you distressed the frame using painters tape and the finished product is so festive. You could use it for Valentine’s day and the 4th of July too.

  41. Love this idea! It turned out so cute! I’d love for you to link it up at Sundae Scoop!

  42. That’s a smart idea. My favorite part is the display up high and away from little fingers. 🙂

  43. Shabby sheek idea, love the ornaments.

  44. Super cute!! Love it:)

  45. Love this! I’ve been running out of room on my tree!! 😀

  46. This is fabulous!! I just stumbled onto your blog but I cannot wait to see what other goodness you have on here!!

  47. This is so fun!!! I have an old frame sitting around and I think I’ll do the same thing!
    Featuring you on my page tomorrow morning 🙂

  48. It makes me wish I had an old frame hanging around…I haven’t but I will be looking…love your choice of colour and contrasting textures and sparkle.

  49. Very neat and crafty!!!

  50. Adventures in Momville~ I did not make the stockings, sewing is the one crafty area I have not attempted! Maybe soon! The stockings are from Pottery Barn. I had been drooling over them for some time and this year I finially decided to go for it! Not cheep, but I am SO happy with them!!!

  51. That is super cute!

  52. This is adorable…what a fun idea! You are full of craftiness!

  53. You have been featured at CraftOmaniac THANKS SO MUCH! Jen

  54. I am going to feature this tomorrow over at What Allie’s Making Now! Stop by tomorrow and grab a Featured button!

  55. Oh, I love this! If I could I would go find a window right now!

  56. Wow! What a great project–festive and Fun! Love it!

  57. How cool. I bet you could make one shaped like a triangle too (e.g. Christmas tree). It wouldn’t be able to hold as many ornaments as yours unless the base was much wider and it was much taller.

  58. That is so pretty I totally love it. Thank you for sharing at Holly bloggy.

  59. I am LOVING THIS. I may have to copy this nd of course give credit where credit is due.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri and the DIY Club

  60. This is brilliant! I love it! I have been making painted ornaments this year and having so much fun I wanted to try to incorporate them into every holiday and I think this is the perfect way! Thanks for sharing! Found you on craftomanic!


  61. Congrats on making the Top 10 at The DIY Club!


  62. So clever and so pretty! I love it! You did a great job! 🙂


  63. Hey! I am a new follower through AllieMakes! I am so glad to find your site! It is fantastic!

  64. What a fantastic project! This is one I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  65. I love this! My mom has a bunch of antique ornaments and this would be a great way to show them off! Very creative 🙂

  66. Too cute!! I love it!! Definitely gonna have to lift this idea!!

  67. Fabulous- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

  68. LOVE!! Very cute! Love the simple lines and pretty colors.
    happy crafting!

  69. Pinned it!

  70. I’m totally copying this. Love it!!

  71. That is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing. I like to make fused glass and could so put something like that together above my kitchen window! I love your background in your blog too!

  72. Totally awesome idea, I will be using this x

  73. HEy, We made one of these several weeks ago too after seeing it on the HOME DEPOT COMMERCIAL….I’m assuming that’s where you got the idea too, yes?! I’ll share our photo with you as soon as I finish decorating the mantle. Great job on yours!

  74. @Shelli, NO actually! I did this window ornament holder a year ago and Home Depot just came out with it this year! So I would say they got the idea from ME!!!!

  75. I LOVE your window ornament holder! It is amazing. I wish could find the perfect window, but for now I made something similar with picture frames. Thanks for the inspiration!

  76. I featured this today on my Christmas in July Celebration!

    I have a featured button that you’re welcome to!!

  77. What a wonderful idea!! Thank you for the inspiration!! xo

  78. dena-stewart says:

    This would make a nice ‘advent calendar’ as well. Just use 6 hooks per row, and the last ornament would be placed on it on the 24th 🙂

  79. I have shotglass shelves (holds 100 glasses) and debated putting up my tree, but this would be a fabulous way to show off all my beautiful ornaments that might otherwise sit in a box!!!

  80. This is such a cute and easy to make idea! Thank you for sharing!

  81. This is an adorable idea…I’m going to make me one too. thank you for your creativity!


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