Cheap and Easy Holly Hangers


I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine, because who doesn’t love cheap and easy. Whoa now, I’m not sure you’ll find this little tip quite that interesting, but if you are looking for an inexpensive and extremely quick way to hang holiday decorations on mirrors and pictures, then you’ve come to the right place.

A few years ago while my husband was sorting outdoor lights and I was festivizing the living room, I decided to hang a cute little wreath (pictured at left) in front of the mirror over the fireplace. I didn’t know how best to go about this without scratching the mirror or poking holes in the wall, until. . . until I spied an orphaned light hanger that had fallen off my husband’s project. Speaking of lights, one suddenly went off in my head.

I took this one little plastic hanger, you know the kind you can buy for cheap that attach to outdoor lights and slide under roof shingles or clip on gutters, turned it upright and attached it to my wreath. I then simply slid the part that is supposed to go on the gutters or shingles over the top of my mirror. It was a perfect fit!

Obviously if you have a seriously chunky frame on your mirror, the clip won’t fit; and in that case I’m going to leave you hanging (no pun intended). But for most simple frames, this technique should work fine. Also, if the little “rabbit ears” on the clip stick up above your wreath or bow, simply trim off that portion of the clip.