Heavy Christmas ornament display

Does anyone have a DIY idea for displaying Christmas ornaments that weigh down the branches of a tree? I'm thinking of something tall and slim, maybe in the general shape of a Christmas tree, that is attractive, inexpensive, and easy to build.The stands that stores use to display ornaments are much too expensive for me to buy.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 23, 2015
    You can possibly make a tree out of thick bamboo branches.Spray paint the branches in your color preference .get special metal ornament hooks and experiment.

  • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on Oct 24, 2015
    For Easter, I have used branches from my yard that I placed in a clear vase filled with antique marbles. The corners where branches meet the main branch are strong enough to hold heavier ornaments. You can spray paint the branches, but I like the natural look.

  • Roberta Chepeka Roberta Chepeka on Oct 24, 2015
    I thread a nice red ribbon through mine and hang them over the curtain rod so they can be seen indoors and out. Vary the length of the ribbons and you can hang several in the same window.

  • Nora Dolan Nora Dolan on Oct 24, 2015
    As Roberta suggested above, you can hang them from the mantle, or in doorway arches ( as long as they're high enough). Depending on their shapes and sizes, simply putting them in a vase or bowl can be elegant and easy.

  • RayEtta Thomas RayEtta Thomas on Oct 24, 2015
    I finally found a 4ft wrought iron tree. I cut some evergreen branches outside and wire them to the metal branches. It is so sturdy I can hang anything I wish and still have a slight scent of the outdoors. I use ribbon to tie the ornaments.

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    • Rose O'Brien Rose O'Brien on Nov 02, 2015
      @RayEtta Thomas Did you purchase your tree at a garden center, as Jan B. suggests?

  • Joanne Costello Joanne Costello on Oct 24, 2015
    I hang a few from my "chandelier" and others I lay on shelves in my dining room hutch and between greens layer on shelves

  • Trixie63 Trixie63 on Oct 25, 2015
    I have a garden clinched I fill with this type of ornaments and then display on a silver tray wth extras arranged on greenery or silver glittered feathers.

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    • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Nov 24, 2015
      @Trixie63 Hi, at the bottom of your reply, there is an EDIT you push and can change your original post, I find this very helpful when auto edit takes over, :)

  • RayEtta Thomas RayEtta Thomas on Nov 03, 2015
    I found it online, I think Ebay. It will last forever and comes apart to store.

  • Kincaid99 Kincaid99 on Nov 24, 2015
    there is a Christmas tree shape tutorial here on hometalk made from branches hung on the wall that hold a lot of ornaments,

  • Rose O'Brien Rose O'Brien on Nov 24, 2015
    I found a metal ornament holder at Bradford Exchange.