How to Take Pictures of Christmas Ornaments Before You Put Up a Christmas Tree

Let's face it. It's just a little too early to put up a Christmas tree. I'd like to but there is a lot I have to prepare beforehand and I needed to take pictures of the Christmas ornaments I've made already.

Here's a picture of one of the ornaments I've made and photographed already. It looks Christmasy, doesn't it? Like it's almost in a Christmas tree...

Well, not quite. I knew I had to do something that looked like Christmas. Here is what I did.

I remembered I had bought some of these for the shutter door decorations.

Now if I could get them to hang up somewhere...

I spotted this window and thought maybe I could hang the branches off the curtain..

I used these clips to secure the branches onto the curtain.

Some more pictures of my "fake" Christmas tree.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I made a "fake" Christmas tree for my Christmas ornament pictures.

Happy November,



So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me
My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and I blog about it right here on 
Crafts a la mode.

We have a great big family that likes to do these things, too.
From time to time you will see the fruits of their labor.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by subscribing via email or RSS feed. 

If you follow us in any way please leave a message and we will follow you back. 
We are so glad you’re  here! 
Follow by EMAIL    
     or follow by RSS Feed    


  1. I love this idea...I too make christmas ornaments but my pictures often don't come out well...I am gonna give your idea a try! I found you on the Linky Party at Creative Princess...and I am now your newest follower!

  2. Sneaky idea...thanks for sharing!

  3. Very clever, Linda! I have a little 2 foot tall fake tree that I bring out when I need a Christmas tree. No one can tell how tall it is.

    Crafty Journal

  4. are truly the clever one!! I'm pinning this to remember. What a truly great idea!! Cute ornaments too! ;)

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for the tip! :)

  6. I love these little behind the scenes photos/advice. Funny AND really helpful.

  7. I love this little sneak peak "behind the scenes". Thanks for the clue on how to do it. (here via CBC)


So happy you came to visit today. Everyone is so busy but if you would like to leave a note for me, I would love it!!


I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

google ad

Flannel Gift to make

Flannel Gift to make
Fabulous Flannel Gifts to Make

Handmade Gifts for Boys

Easy Fleece DIY

Awesome DIY Cork Projects