Using Shatterproof Ornaments in Your Whimsical Christmas Tree and Garland

Dec 4th 2023

It’s that time of the year again! There’s simply that enchanting allure and excitement when it comes to transforming our homes into whimsical and festive wonderlands. One of the great things about whimsical Christmas décor is how it is so capable of expressing joy and playfulness—a welcome option to traditional decorations (while they will always have a place in our hearts!).

And what better way to embrace this enchanting style than by adorning your tree and garlands with shatterproof ornaments of all sizes? Imagine a Christmas tree adorned with brilliant colors, a garland cascading with festive charm—all without the worry of fragile glass.

Today, we'll unravel the wonders of whimsical Christmas decor and unveil the secret to its carefree allure—shatterproof ornaments. Join us in exploring not just the safety and durability they bring to your festive spaces but also the boundless creativity they unlock for your Christmas tree and garlands.

The Magic of Whimsical Christmas Décor

Whimsical Christmas décor offers a playful and lively twist to the traditional festive scene. It's a style that dances outside the lines, embracing vibrant colors, unconventional shapes, and a sense of boundless creativity.

It can help set the stage for a themed holiday atmosphere filled with joy and lightheartedness. The quirky shapes, the vibrant hues, and the charming characters all transport us to a world of laughter, each ornament telling a story of festive delight.

Imagine your Christmas tree adorned with ornaments more jubilant than the ordinary—retro brites bringing a burst of neon, the whimsical characters from the North Pole invoking your inner child, and the delightful treats of the Sweet Shoppe collection tempting both the eyes and the imagination.

The Practicality of Shatterproof Ornaments

Now, let's take a look at what it is, exactly, that makes shatterproof ornaments so practical. Shatterproof ornaments are exactly what the name suggests—ornaments designed to resist breaking. Crafted from durable materials like plastic or acrylic, these ornaments bring a practical edge to the world of festive adornments.

Traditional glass ornaments, delicate and beautiful though they may be, can be a concern in homes bustling with the energy of children or the curiosity of pets. After all, you have probably seen several videos of cats playing around (and eventually toppling over) Christmas trees and decorations!

Shatterproof ornaments help you enjoy the festive season without worrying. Able to withstand the occasional knocks, drops, and playful interactions, it’s this durability that makes them a smart choice, ensuring that your whimsical decor remains intact and your holiday spirit undisturbed.You can freely decorate and store your whimsical Christmas tree without worrying about your ornaments breaking.

Whimsical Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

Now let’s get into the exciting part of this article: decorating your Christmas tree! We’ve got a couple of ideas we’re excited to share with you that will get your creative juices flowing. So make sure to keep reading!

1. Colorful Retro Tree

A colorful retro tree is all about vibrant hues, quirky shapes, and a playful mishmash of patterns. Start by selecting a base color—maybe a lively turquoise or a bold fuchsia. Then, let your imagination run wild with contrasting ornaments. Think polka dots, stripes, and maybe even some funky shapes reminiscent of disco balls.

To better achieve the retro vibe, mix in some geometric ornaments and perhaps a sprinkle of metallics. Shatterproof ornaments in various sizes and finishes work wonders here, adding both safety and a touch of nostalgia.

Don't shy away from unconventional tree toppers like oversized bows, our umbrella topper, or whimsical full sprays. The result is a tree that perfectly captures the essence of whimsy.

Sweet Shoppe collection

2. Candyland Tree

Imagine strolling through a sugary wonderland every time you glance at your Christmas tree. A Candyland Christmas tree is a whimsical delight that appeals to the sweeter side in all of us.

Start with a base of shatterproof ornaments in candy-colored hues—reds, whites, blues, and pinks. Consider ornaments shaped like lollipops, candies, and gingerbread men to fully embrace the theme.

3. Classic Color Combos (Red and Green)

For a whimsical touch with a classic twist, go back to the roots of Christmas decor with the timeless combination of red and green.

Opt for shatterproof ornaments in various shades within this color scheme—deep burgundy, emerald green, and bright red. Mix in matte and shiny finishes for added visual interest. We love the above look, a completely jewel-tones shatterproof Christmas tree or these adorable mercury-looking shatterproof ornaments.

To play up the whimsy, incorporate ornaments in fun shapes like stars, snowflakes, and even animals. Consider using oversized bows as accents or tree toppers for a playful touch.

The beauty of this classic color combo lies in its flexibility—you can keep it simple or go all out with diverse ornaments while maintaining a cohesive and whimsical atmosphere.

Whimsical Christmas Garland Ideas

Garlands are like the festive ribbons tying your holiday decor together, and when infused with shatterproof ornaments, they become even more enchanting. Here's how you can transform your garland into a playful masterpiece:

1. Strategic Placement

When adorning your garland with shatterproof ornaments, think strategically.

Instead of spacing them uniformly, cluster them in captivating arrangements. Place larger ornaments near the  middle and ends of the garland to anchor the look and create a visually balanced composition, filling in with clusters of smaller ornaments.

Consider varying the heights of the ornaments to add dimension. This creates a dynamic flow, capturing the eye and evoking a sense of movement.

The key is to let your creativity take the reins—there's no right or wrong way to do it. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the one that brings the most joy and excitement to your heart.

2. Mix and Match Sizes and Colors

Whimsy thrives on variety, and the same applies to your garland. Mix and match shatterproof ornaments of various sizes and colors to achieve a harmonious yet eclectic look. Picture a burst of tiny, vibrant spheres nestled beside larger, more intricate ornaments.

Choose a color palette that resonates with your vision. Whether it's a lively assortment of pastels or a bold clash of primary colors, the choice is yours. The beauty of shatterproof ornaments lies in their diverse options, allowing you to curate a garland that reflects your unique style.

To take it up a notch, intertwine cluster lights among the ornaments. The subtle glow will not only highlight the whimsical aspects of your décor but also create a magical ambiance, especially in the evening.

Safety and Longevity

For households with children or pets, the durability of shatterproof ornaments means you’re more than free to just enjoy and revel in the season’s merriment without having to worry about scattered glass shards.These ornaments are crafted to withstand the playful jostles and enthusiastic hugs, ensuring that your holiday decor remains a source of joy and not a cause for concern.

Tips for Storing and Maintaining the Magic

The holiday season might be a fleeting moment, but the magic of whimsical decor can be everlasting with proper care. Here are some tips to keep your shatterproof ornaments gleaming year after year:

  • Secure Storage: Invest in durable storage containers with compartments to keep each ornament snug and protected. This not only prevents breakage but also makes it easier to unpack and repack next year.
  • Gentle Handling: Despite their sturdiness, treat your shatterproof ornaments with care. Avoid harsh handling or squeezing them into tight spaces. A little love goes a long way in preserving their charm.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: While these ornaments are designed to endure a lot, extreme temperatures can affect their longevity. Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Regular Checks: Before unveiling your whimsical decor each year, give your ornaments a quick once-over. Check for any signs of wear or damage and replace as needed.

The magic of a whimsical Christmas isn’t just about the vibrant colors and playful arrangements but also in the peace of mind that comes with choosing safety and longevity through shatterproof ornaments.

As you begin to imagine and curate your whimsical wonderland, consider the diverse collections of shatterproof ornaments we have here at Decorator's Warehouse.

From Retro Brites to North Pole themes, each collection is a treasure trove of possibilities. Let your imagination run wild, explore the enchanting options, and infuse your holiday season with the timeless joy. Because, after all, it's not just about decorating; it's about creating moments of delight and laughter that linger long after the ornaments are packed away.

Happy decorating!