Get inspired with new ways to display your hanging heirlooms this holiday season
1 of 4Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen
Floating in thin air
Start with a branch—such as manzanita—with a graceful, intricate silhouette. Suspend it with nearly invisible fishing line from C hooks screwed into the ceiling. Then just add the ornaments.
2 of 4Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen
On a table
Instead of a traditional poinsettia, why not create a maintenance-free centerpiece? Fill a vase halfway with miniature glass ball ornaments, wedge in a few slender branches, and hang more minis on them.
3 of 4Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen
Down a hall
Whatever your home’s style, you have architectural features to take advantage of. Here, given a hallway lined with windows, we hung ornaments on the window frames so that they’d fly by as you move along the corridor.
4 of 4Photo by David Fenton; written by Emma Star Jensen
On a bare wall
This wire curtain rail, usually holding children’s art, is just the spot for a mix of the ornaments you’ve amassed over the years. And instead of piling gifts under a tree, present them on a chair.