Oriental Trading Co. Multicolor Glass Icicle, 12 ct

Last updated date: November 21, 2019

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Oriental Trading Co. Multicolor Glass Icicle, 12 ct

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We looked at the top Holiday Ornaments and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Holiday Ornament you should buy.

Update as May 18, 2020:
Checkout The Best Holiday Ornaments for a detailed review of all the top holiday ornaments.

Overall Take

While the Oriental Trading Co. Multicolor Glass Icicle, 12 ct isn't made to look realistic, each icicle features blue and amber hues that glow when placed next to the lights on your tree. They also add a decorative touch when hung in windows or across fireplace mantels. Users will need to handle the icicles with care, as they are easily breakable.

In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the Oriental Trading Co. Multicolor Glass Icicle, 12 ct placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

565 user reviews

What experts liked

Beautiful piece to add to your Christmas collection. Can be used after Christmas for stuffed stockings, your windows or anything else your creativity suggests.
- Top Products
It is an eye-catching set of 12 pieces of glass icicles with the multi-color design. It becomes more beautiful and heart touching when soon they contact with Xmas tree lights.
- B4 Best Reviews
July 1, 2019 | Full review
The colorful glass icicles come in assorted styles which will catch the light, especially when placed on the Christmas tree. They can also be hung on the door or window where they will reflect the light.
- Top Review Pro
The 4 ½ ornaments are nicely colored and come with beautiful blue and amber hues. They look magical and bring a fairy tale feel to any Christmas tree.
- Very Cozy Home
Each Icicle is 4 ½ inch. Come in assorted colors with icicle theme designs. Dominant colors of these ornaments are in the shades of blue and amber. When these fancy glass ornaments catch the lights of the Christmas tree they bring out a beautiful sight.
- Anytime Magazine

What experts didn't like

Comes in a plain white Styrofoam box with a flimsy cover.
- Top Products
They can break easily.
- Top Review Pro

An Overview On Holiday Ornaments

Many households begin preparing for the winter holiday season as soon as Thanksgiving has ended. If you enjoy setting up a holiday tree and decorating your home with the ones you love, you’ll need a few ornaments.

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Ball ornaments are perfect for those who like a more traditional look. You can get them in almost any color or size. The KI Store Ball Ornaments, 34 ct comes in 23 different color choices with each set of colored balls having five different finishes. The finishes include glitter, shiny, mirrored, matte and shiny swirl.

Perhaps you’re searching for a ball ornament with a little something extra. In that case, the Sleetly Transparent Swirl Ornaments, 12 ct are a better choice. These balls are hand-painted and have more of a unique look than a ball made of just one solid color.

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Another option is to go with an icicle design. The Kurt Adler Clear Glass Icicle Ornaments, 24 ct are simple and realistic, while the Oriental Trading Co. Multicolor Glass Icicle, 12 ct add a pop of color to your tree.

No matter what pattern you prefer, it is important to check out what material the ornament is made out of before you buy. Glass ornaments are stunning; however, they will break if dropped. These ornaments are better suited to a household full of adults. Homes with children and pets need ornaments that are listed as shatterproof.

Check to see whether the ornaments are hung with a string or a hook. Again, hooks have sharp edges that could harm kids and animals. You’ll want to opt for a string unless you live alone or with another adult.

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Feel the weight of the ornament you are considering. You want to keep in mind that heavy ornaments may pull down tiny tree branches. Of course, you could still use the heavy ornaments as decorations elsewhere in your home.

Finally, you’ll need to determine how many ornaments you need. Most ornaments are sold in packs of 12 or more. If your tree is on the larger side and you’d like 24 ornaments, you’ll either need to purchase two 12 ct. packs or one 24 count pack.

The Holiday Ornament Buying Guide

  • Typically, you won’t find any ornaments that come with a warranty, as many of them are considered fragile. You may be able to request a free return, however, if any of the ornaments arrive damaged.
  • Before storing your ornaments, remove the hooks. This is important for two reasons. First, you won’t accidentally cut yourself with the hook when reaching for an ornament in a box. Second, the hook won’t have a chance to scratch the actual ornament while it’s in storage.
  • It’s best to store ornaments in their original packaging, as the packaging was specifically designed to keep the ornaments safe. If the packaging is lost or damaged, you can purchase an ornament storage chest. As you place the ornaments in the squares within the chest, add a little tissue or newspaper in the empty corner spaces to keep the ornaments from rolling around.
  • When your ornaments become scratched or worn, don’t toss them in the trash. Instead, consider giving them new life. You can add glitter or ribbons to an ornament with scratches. Older ornaments look great when assembled on a wreath. There’s also the option of breaking ornaments made of colored glass and using the glass to make a mosaic masterpiece.
  • There are several factors that determine the price of ornaments. These include the material the ornament is made out of and the intricacies of the ornament’s design. For example, Kurt Adler Clear Glass Icicle Ornaments, 24 ct are cheaper than the Oriental Trading Co. Multicolor Glass Icicle, 12 ct, due to their simplicity and lack of color. The Sleetly Transparent Swirl Ornaments, 12 ct also capture a higher price than the KI Store Ball Ornaments, 34 ct because each ball has hand-painted swirls on the surface.