I’ve got a thing for Christmas balls.
I’m generally fascinated by circles and spheres because of their symmetry, their mathematical perfection, and their arcs and curves that just go on and on. Add some sparkle and flash to that equation, and suddenly there’s light reflecting and refracting in infinite splendid ways!
So why confine all that fabulousness to the Christmas tree? There are a lot of other places that could use the sprinkle of shimmer that these brilliant orbs could bring. Here are but a few.
There’s always a wow factor in beautiful things that are above eye level. There’s an element of surprise, because we don’t see them unless we look up, and there’s a sense of awe and big-ness, even if they look small. I think it’s related to our love for the sun, moon, and stars, and everything else we see up there — clouds, airplanes, rainbows.
Baubles make awesome centerpieces! Put a number of them on a plate, bowl, or glass globes and cylinders, and you’ve got instant festive air.
The Wall or Door
These magnificent spheres make unique and lovely wreaths. I mean, how fantastically apt is it to use round ornaments to create a circle?
A ball or two (or three) makes even the most mediocre gift-wrapping extra special.