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« on: September 28, 2006 12:00:34 PM »

My fiance's little sister just moved in with us & she's in the midst of decorating her little corner of the house.  Smiley  She has this enormous fan & we're trying to think of a creative way to hang it on the wall at the head of her bed WITHOUT piercing it with nails or anything of the like.  Wink

We looked at various hooks, but nothing seems to work because the mechanism at the bottom is thicker than the rest of the fan causing it to hang awkwardly/not flat against the wall.

I thought about hanging it by long ribbon loops from the ceiling, but I don't want to draw attention to the ribbons & away from the beauty of the fan itself.

Any ideas?  Anyone have one of these they've hung already?



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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006 04:11:07 PM »

Can you put nails or pushpins under the paper, between the slats, in a kind of a fan shape?

then a few pushpins in the wall at the top of the fan, on TOP of the paper, not through it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006 04:16:03 PM »

Can you put nails or pushpins under the paper, between the slats, in a kind of a fan shape?

then a few pushpins in the wall at the top of the fan, on TOP of the paper, not through it.

I tried that...but the bottom makes the whole thing slant out too far for the pins.  Grr!

Now I'm thinking... if we can somehow attach picture wire to the back w/o causing it to fold.  Hmm... I might try! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006 06:04:37 PM »

the picture wire on the back would work if you hung it upside down - maybe one small loop of wire on each side?  if that makes sense . . .

otherwise, maybe make a shelf for it - i used to have little fans on a display shelf that i think was intended for plates - had the little groove on it.  maybe you could make a BIG shelf with a BIG groove.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2006 06:47:48 PM »

All the oriental fans I've ever bought had these 2 little tassle string type things hanging from the back of it in the middle. I just tie those together and hang it off a thumb tack. Works like a charm!


(To hold it in a better position, if you want, putting thumb tacks on TOP, as was suggested will work great.)
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007 11:59:44 PM »

how about fishing wire?
kind of late, but maybe helpful? =]
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007 12:01:39 AM »

how about fishing wire?
kind of late, but maybe helpful? =]


Aw, thanks!

She ended up (just last month, haha!) using silver hooks, like cup hooks, and bending them outward to make a little "shelf" for it underneath.  She used a few on each side (when I say "she," I mean that her mom did it when she visited last month, lol).
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