Tip to hang Christmas ornaments outside

Discover a convenient and easy way to hang Christmas ornaments and decorations outside without damaging your home with this complete tutorial. 

It’s been several years now that I’m thinking of hanging large Christmas ball ornaments on the front balcony of the house.

I hadn’t found the ideal ornaments yet and it’s when I was trying to find a plastic tube for the Splatoon Halloween costume  (yes, yes!!!) that I found these.

The final look when you Hang Christmas ornaments

They came in a large plastic tube and therefore thought I had a two for one solution, but the tube was finally too flexible to use for the costume. But that’s ok, I finally had the Christmas ornaments I wanted 😀.

Materials needed to hang Christmas ornaments

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What I used

How to hang Christmas ornaments

Tie about 3 feet of twine on each ornament. Make bows with ribbons and insert the twine inside the loop of the bow.

If you use the same ribbons, I strongly suggest you put yourself above the sink to handle them! This will avoid you to have to vacuum later!!!

Adding ribbons and jute twine when you Hang Christmas ornaments

Attach a paper clip to the other end of the twine. Insert the clip on the metal moulding holding the soffit (perforated aluminum sheets).

Making an X with the paper clips when you Hang Christmas ornaments

I added a second paper clip, forming an “X” shape to better secure it.

Making an X with the paper clips when you Hang Christmas ornaments

And that’s all! We’ll have to see if it’s going to resist the first winter snow storm! I’ll keep you posted!

UPDATE: yes it did resist all! And all winter long! 🙌

The final result when you Hang Christmas ornaments

It will be even more beautiful when the snow covers the branches on the railing!

The final result when you Hang Christmas ornaments

I hope you found these useful!


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    17 thoughts on “Tip to hang Christmas ornaments outside

    1. Thanks for sharing on the Whisk It Wednesday link party at Carrie’s Home Cooking. Tomorrow when this week’s party starts you will be one of our featured links. I hope to see you there again. Merry Christmas! – Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking

    2. This makes me wish our soffit was low enough for hanging ornaments in front. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    3. Paper clips are our friend! I love this idea. I’ve always fancied hanging baubles outside. We’re not lucky enough to have a veranda, but I reckon I could find a way of making this work. Thanks for the great tips. Pinning for next year 🙂 Sue via Make it Pretty Monday

    4. Paperclips! Brilliant! I’ve been trying to find some suitable for severe wind, sand storms, snow, and rain out here and you have inspired me to go on the hunt again!

      1. Haha! I’ll keep you posted! Quebec city is a good test for winter! The first real snowstorm is coming tomorrow!!

    5. Your decorations are fabulous. My husband hung six very large ones similar to some of the ones you have, but after say night’s (seems like) 90 MPH winds, all of them away except one. 😂😭😱😱

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