Many of us find our halls decked with laundry during the holiday season, but those piles aren't very attractive!
Instead, choose some laundry-themed decorations. These would look great on any tree in the family room or laundry room. You can even decorate a mantel. Why not have something cute to enjoy while you tackle the usual laundry? Santa will be proud!
01 of 07
Even Santa has laundry to do and his clothes - in miniature - hung from a clothesline makes a cute holiday garland. You can find winter clothes, mittens, hats and stockings clipped to clotheslines ready to drape around your tree or deck your mantel.
If you're crafty, Bucilla has a make your own Santa's Laundry Garland kit.
02 of 07
Clothespin ornaments have hung on Christmas trees for decades. Now you can purchase ornaments from your favorite movie, spots team or traditional holiday characters. One of my favorites is the wooden clothespin soldier. I love to line them up on a branch.
You can also make your own - a perfect gift for grandparents and aunts. For great ideas, follow the directions for 50 different clothespin ornaments in Jeffrey David Montanye's instruction book, 50 Clothespin Crafts.
With the new craft foam... cut outs, kids can spend hours gluing things to clothespins to make ornaments for everyone on their list. For those that like to sew, add some cross-stitching and you can create an heirloom clothespin angel.
03 of 07
This set of ornaments will not only deck your tree, they'll warm your heart. These exquisite little gloves are hand-knit. Most measure about two inches long and about two-and-a-half inches high. You will receive a set of six gloves.
If you like to knit, you can also make your own string of little mittens and other ornaments from the book of patterns, Little Christmas Decorations by Val Pierce.
04 of 07
What's Christmas without an ugly Christmas sweater? If you just can't bring yourself to wear one, then decorate your tree with these mini-uglies from Demdaco. The sweaters are around six-inches in size and perfect for the tree or as a package decoration. A hint as to what's inside the box?
Or you can go with the much more traditional sweater. These mini sweater ornaments are so cute you'll want to leave up the tree all winter. I can just picture a little tree filled with sweaters,... hats and gloves. Perfect for an entry way or laundry room.
You can knit your own little sweaters and personalize, celebrating your favorite professional or college sports team or those that fit your decorating color scheme.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
What better way to wrap a gift than in Santa's big red pants and black suspenders! You can buy these treat bags in small or larger sizes. The red felt pants have a black vinyl belt and faux fur cuffs. Not quite as luxurious as Santa's velvet suit but pretty close!
These are great filled with sweet treats for little ones, or small gifts for under the tree or filled with homemade goodies for a teacher or bottle of wine for a friend.
06 of 07
If you like to save a bit of money on your utility costs, you can toss in a few wool felted dryer balls to every load. Whether you buy premade Woolzies or make your own, a few of these will look great on any Christmas tree. Just add a ribbon for hanging and secure it with a corsage pin and you are ready to go. After the holidays, just undo the ribbon and toss the balls back in the dryer!
07 of 07
Why not add a wreath to your laundry room door and finish it off with a bow featuring Santa's clothesline?
This festive ribbon features a Santa's laundry design including his suit, socks and hat. The ribbon has a sewn wire edge to allow you to bend and shape your creation. Each spool of ribbon is 1.5 inches wide x 27 yards in length and is made of polyester.