So gonna do this for our family room tree! Give a shorter tree height by placing it in a large urn or pretty pot. You can even cover and ugly pot with your tree skirt!:) Bonus: This also leaves room for beautifully wrapped gifts.
Ornaments for my banister, yes please! Knot a length of thin ribbon around an ornament hook and wrap the end other end of the ribbon around your banister, securing with a knot. Let ornaments hang down at different lengths for a variegated display.