Think Clearly

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Christmas Trees and other Christmas Tree topics.

How can I use clear ornaments to help decorate?

Think Clearly

If you found that perfect spool of ribbon that you want to use to decorate your Christmas tree but think you'll never find ornaments to coordinate with it, you're wrong. Just because that ribbon is a strange iridescent shade of blue doesn't mean that you can't match it, you just have to be clever about it.

The key to difficult color coordination lies in clear Christmas ornaments. First, pick up a box of those crystal clear balls and remove the metal caps. Then, shred up pieces of the ribbon and bunch it up inside the balls. Finally, replace the caps and you have a perfect match.

To really get creative and to provide a little contrast, drop other objects inside the ornaments as well. Some ideas include:

  • Tinsel
  • Glitter
  • Feather
  • Beads or pearls
  • Bells



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Christmas Tree Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Sherril Steele-Carlin