Feature a favorite ornament on your mantel, or make a whole bunch of them as a different style of table centerpiece.
I used some garden wire that was in a big tangle, 'cause I was going for rustic. (But you can use any wire, 22 gauge or thicker.)
Ready? Let's make it!
Cut 1-2 feet of wire. (The length depends on how tall your ornament is.) Wrap one end around something round to make a circle.
Bend the wire sideways so it lies across the center of the circle.
At the halfway point, bend the wire straight up in the air.
About 1-2 inches from the wire end, make a downward bend like so:
Then at the very tip, make another upward bend for the hook.
If your ornament is flat, here's the look you're going for:
If the ornament is three dimensional, i.e. round or puffy, your stand should look more like this, with extra room for the ornament's girth:
Now add a little twine bow...
Done! Aren't they easy?!
Here's one with a bigger, swoopier bow, so cute...
Experiment with ribbon, yarn, or other fibers to make the look your own. Oh, and if you use new, un-kinked wire, your little stand will look less rustic, more sleek.
Stability tip: since most ornaments are light, you can get away with a 2-3 inch base circle. For heaftier ornaments, widen it to 4-5 inches, and/or use heavier wire.