Basically, lace looks like crap until you block it!
I’ve played with many options for stiffening your ornament so it hangs beautifully! I discovered these while reading about how to stiffen crochet ornaments. I found the sugar wasn’t great for longevity (ants and pets love it!), and the cornstarch technique got a little "goopy" with the beads.
The best technique I found was to pour a bit of stiffening agent like Aleene’s Stiffen Quick or Fabric Stiffener into a container and soak your ornament.
Another technique that worked is to wet and block your ornament on a pin-able surface and then, once it is dry, repin it out on a piece of plastic wrap and spray it with a stiffening agent. This technique sometimes requires a second spray to achieve the stiffness you’ll want.
A word of caution: The pattern states that you should weave in ends but DO NOT trim until after blocking... this is why: