Sunday

Hang 'Em High

I have some special Christmas ornaments that are very breakable. Those flimsy ornament hangers won't do. I found some wire in my stash - don't know the gauge, sorry. Just about any gauge will do as long as it isn't too thin or too thick.
Cut a piece about 10 inches long. Use needle nose pliers to make spirals on either end.
Wrap your wire around a pencil.
Slip it off then bend the ends perpendicular to the rest of the hanger.  Pull the center of the coil apart and uncoil slightly to make enough room to slip in a marble.
Slip the ornament onto your new hanger and place on your tree, confident that you've protected your treasures the best you can. Now if we could just do something about those cats, dogs and toddlers who like to knock them off.

61 comments:

Embellished Bayou said...

How creative! Love it.

Attempting Aloha said...

Great idea! I just avoid those kinds of ornaments for exactly that reason! Maybe I'll have to test this out and find some pretty ornaments on clearance for next year!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka
charlie

Shelia said...

You are just the smartest one! This is so pretty and such a wonderful idea. I do believe I could do this too! Thanks for showing us.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

What a great idea and it looks so nice....Christine

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE THOSE HANGERS! They are wonderful and so perfect for those heavy ornaments. Thanks for sharing your ideas so freely! hugs-Diana

Michele Pacey said...

Love it. Such a simple and elegant hanger, perfect for those breakables!

poindextr said...

Just adorable! So very sweet and creative now I feel like making about 300 or so. Thx for sharing :)

Michelle L. said...

Fantastic and so cool with the added marble. I always try to think of ways to use a marble, I love this one!

mmbcreations said...

I really hate those flimsy hangers that tangle and bend. Thank you so much for this tutorial.

Splurgie said...

It not only protects a special ornament but also sets it off to look extra special. Great post!

AmieAnn said...

These are soo pretty! And I love that they are so practical in use! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Jill said...

What a great idea! Now the hanger is pretty too!
Thanks for linking up to A Round Tuit again!
hope you have a fantastic week!

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Dawn Chandler said...

Beautiful! Cannot wait to make some of those this afternoon!

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You must be a member of MENSA to come up with that idea. JUst brilliant. I have some great balls that would look fablulous on these hangers!!!!
This is one of the best Christmas ideas I've seen this year! KUDOS to you!!!!
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Sparta Savings said...

Love these! Very beautiful! I would love to have you link it up to my Saving Chrstimas Party at: http://spartasavings.blogspot.com/2010/12/saving-christmas-week-8.html

Steph said...

Awesome idea and beautiful too! I almost bought some ornament hooks today too...glad I didn't!

Tyla said...

Very neat and useful idea.

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

What I love most about this project is the fact that it is so unique! I absolutely am thrilled by it! Thanks a million for linking up!

Erica Louise said...

so clever and so pretty!

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

Cute cute cute! I have some larger ones {with no beads} but I am definitely gong to add a bead or two and try wrapping them around the pencil! Thanks for sharing! I saw you on WhipperBerry.

Holly said...

That's really cool! A set of these with a pretty ornament would be an awesome gift!
Thanks for joining my party :)

Nikki said...

Great idea, and the ornament is beautiful!!!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

Lynn Richards said...

Hi!
I made the Potter Barn knock-off candles today. They ROCK!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial
xo
lynn

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Kim said...

What a good idea. I totally do not trust the cheapy wires.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Oooh, I like that so much better than the cheap traditional hangers. I'll have to make up a bunch for next year.

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Melissa said...

I was just thinking when we decorated our tree that I needed something cute to hang them. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

Cyn said...

I LOVE this idea, what a gorgeous and decorative way to hand ornaments! I will definitely be giving this a try.

Found you from Crystal's Craft Spot.

Cyn from CYNSPIRATION

Vanessa said...

Love it! What a great idea! Thank you so much for joining the party again this week!
Vanessa

June Houck said...

Oh my, this is really clever, Gail, and beautiful! I'll bet you get lots of "wow"s at your house :) TFS!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

This is so creative and fun!

Thanks for joining my Friday pretties this week. This is a great idea. :)
Joyce

Rosemary said...

How cool is this!..Simple yet effective!!..Thank you for sharing this technique at Betty Bee's Buzz!!

Shannon said...

So, I absolutely think this is genius (and beautiful)!

shopannies said...

beautiful and oh so special

LambAround said...

That is so gorgeous! I can't believe it was so easy to make. I think I'm going to have to put Sexy Nerd to work creating a stockpile of these :)

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Lori@Paisley Passions said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon.

Meg said...

That's just a perfect solution! Wonderful idea!! I love it.

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Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

I love it! The little touches are the best part! I hope you'll come link up today!
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Laura said...

What a great idea Gail! We don't have much of a tree right now, but I'll have to remember this for the future.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a great and simple idea--thanks for sharing!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow, those are awesome!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Bella said...

Great thinking, once again. How pretty, and you can adapt this to use for so many more things.

Thanks for sharing **Amaze me August**
Bella :)

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is a great idea and it looks super too! I'm sure one can get really creative with this idea too! :) I'm a new follower, you have some really lovely ideas here!

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