Post # 1
So I am head over heels in love with this, and really stuck on it:
The problem is my venue is a historic building and they’re pretty strict about what you can and can’t do…I am going to ask, but I HIGHLY doubt they will let me put nails in the trees.
Can anyone think of ANY WAY I can do this without putting nails in the trees?
I’ve seen it done where they hang them with ribbon from the branches but these trees are so old that the lowest branches are at least 10 feet high, so hanging anything from them is not really an option….
I have literally NO ideas, so anything is welcome 🙂
Post # 3
could you put some kind of stand in front of the tree? like the kind of wire shephards hooks that are used to hand basket of flowers?
Post # 4
attach long ribbons (grosgrain would work best) to the backs of the frames and then loop around the branches; by attaching at weight to the end of the ribbon, you can toss it over the branches to attach.
(edited after I saw the part about the tall trees)
Post # 5
Just a thought and may not be doable but what about super sticky velcro? Stick one side to the tree and the other to the frame? Should peel off without hurting the tree.
Post # 6
what about fishing line? it would be invisible and if the frames are light enough it’ll hold them. you might have to wrap it around the limb or trunk a couple times so its secure but it should work.
Post # 7
Bare with me here….. It might not have exactly the same effect, but it would look interesting……
How big around are the trees? Could you use some sort of rope/twine/ribbon/wire to wrap around the trunk of the tree and then hang the picture frames from that rope/wire thing? you might have to do several ‘layers’ like a wire 3 feet from the ground, one 5 feet and one 7 feet or something and hang different height picture frames from each one. If the trees are old enough and the bark is rough you shouldn’t have any problems getting the wire to stay up.
it made sense in my head but I don’t know if I made sence in words, let me know if that sounds totally unreasonable.
Post # 8
@globalmargaret: This is an interesting idea, and I think another way to approach it would be to take the twine or whatever and wrap it several times around the trunk, spiraling up and down the trunk, criss-crossing in different directions, to create sort of a grid – I think this would help it stay put, and would look pretty cool, and would give you lots of different points where you can hang the pictures.
I also like the idea of using shepherds hooks stuck into the ground in front of and around the tree!
Post # 9
I knew you ladies would come up with something!
Now call me blonde (since I am, lol), but how would I attach them to the wire? Would I need hooks, or….
Post # 10
How to attach them to the wire: if you look at the back of most picture frames they will have a little metal piece with zigzags on it that looks like a saw, or some will have a little circle that you would hang from a nail. The easiest way (becuase this is temporary) would just be to bend a piece of metal in to a hook shaped like an s that would clip to the frame and then to the twine. (depending on the weight of your frame you could probably just use a paper clip!
Post # 11
I thnk that might work-you ladies are so freakin awesome.
I am going to test it this weekend!
Post # 12
Atach a weight to one end of a length of fishing line. Toss it over the limb. Tie a slip knot, pull it up snug to the branch. Tie the other end to the picture at the height you want it to hang.
You can wind the fishing line around the trunk and hang the pictures off the fishing line.
You would have to use a ladder to cut the line off the limbs after the wedding is over. Most venues would have a ladder that you could borrow in their maintenance department