Make Your Own Display Hangers

After Christmas I decided that I would like to enjoy my P. Buckley Moss ornaments throughout the winter.  I packed away the ones that were obviously Christmas and left out the ones that looked winterish.

I purchased one ornament holder before Christmas at a local gift shop.  I’m sure that you can find these at Michaels or another craft type shop, but I decided that I could make my own using heavy duty wire from the hardware store.

The one that I purchased looks similar to this.
  (I wanted to make my own so that I could vary the size.)

Mr. SP purchased several 1/8” diameter brass rod lengths from True Value for about $4.50 each.  I was able to make one larger hanger and one small hanger per rod length.  This wire is very heavy duty and is almost impossible to bend without pliers.

We made our first stand with a circular bottom but soon discovered that bending the bottom into a triangular shape was much easier.   Be prepared for an arm workout, this wire is tough to bend!
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I was able to make the hooks with just my pliers but it was pretty tough.  A vise can help if you have one.
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I’m all smiles when I realize that they actually will work as planned.
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I displayed the ornaments on a chest in our living room where they can be enjoyed for a few more months.
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I predict that I’ll find all kinds of uses for these including Easter egg display.

I’m sharing this project at Susan’s Between Naps on the Porch weekly Metamorphosis Monday party and with Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Reading Party at Serenity Now.

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Comments

  1. Yours are much prettier than the “store bought” stand. I like the finish on your wire! They look lovely! Xoxo

  2. pretty clever!! and what really caught my eye is that beautiful bureau!!

  3. Andrea at Opulent Cottage says:

    Those are great! I have been trying to think of a way to display the jewelry that I sell, and these would be so good for necklaces and earrings, too. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers, Andrea

  4. Paula, these came out great and I love you working in the workshop with your pearls on.

  5. Southern Lady says:

    Such a great idea! I love the way you displayed them. Carla

  6. Jenny Harris says:

    What a great idea! That’s something I never would have attempted, but turns out that it’s totally within reach! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Great job! You will have many uses for them.

  9. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

    This is just to awesome! Thank you for sharing.

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  10. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Nice knock-off, Paula! 🙂 I love those ornaments…what a nice, wintery display!!!

  11. what a lovely display!

  12. okay, I’d say send me one but I love where I have mine so you get off free on that one! [VBG}

    it was funny seeing your teal green sweater and girly necklace standing next to that big ol’ clamp or vise or whatever it is 🙂

  13. You clever woman! You could sell those on Etsy.

    I can just see all kinds of things hanging off them!

    Manuela

  14. FrouFrouBritches says:

    You are too smart! They turned out GREAT! Love them!

  15. ShannonPinNOLA says:

    Girl, you look mighty snazzy in that workshop! Great idea, and even greater execution.

  16. Very Clever! Love the display and I will say it again…I love your bird prints.

  17. Rambling Girl says:

    Nice…Love those bird pictures!
    Gosh I can see some pretty Easter Eggs stuff hanging. Awhh sandollars in the summer…lots of neat things I am sure we will see.

  18. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Thanks for coming over to the party to share, Paula! 🙂 Hope your weekend is off to a good start!

  19. How clever! I always love being able to duplicate something myself.
    Came over from Amanda’s blog hop. Nice to meet you!

  20. Great job, you are so handy in the workshop!

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