Tip #1: Think Overscale Our first tree illustrates a technique that most home decorators miss: using overscaled ornaments. The large silver balls and stars have a huge impact. Though oversized decorations may cost a bit more, you won't need many (about a dozen for an average size tree), and the effect will be stunning.
How-To: Odds 'n' Ends Holiday Decorations
Old, burnt out Christmas lights dipped in glue then glitter. Pile in a big clear jar. Pretty sure I'm raiding the garage early this year for this one.