(Closed) How would you disguise these??

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

if you have clamps, maybe you could cover with tulle or ribbon?

perhaps try the command hooks on our own ceilng first to see if they can stand the weight? consider if there is air flow or a breeze that might add extra stress. or if the ceiling is textured t may be difficult to attach hooks.

Post # 4
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would doubt the venue will let you use command hooks if they won’t let you use tape.  I know the command hooks are better because they don’t destroy the surface, but my experience has been if they won’t let you use tape, they won’t let you use anything sticky.  How far apart are the beams?  If they’re not that far, you could use tension rods (those spring-loaded curtain rods) which would be more subtle and easier to cover.  I’m just not sure the clamps are a good idea.  It’ll be REALLY hard to disguise them.

Post # 5
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If the beams are open, meaning not tight to the ceiling, you can use fishing line wrapped around the beam to hang almost anything, and it’s basically invisible.

Metal beams often have holes along the horizontal piece at the bottom of the beam. you can use fishing line through those.

If the beams are tight to the ceiling and there re no holes, I would use 3M Command Hooks. My experience has been that even with venues who say you can’t use them, once I do a demo to prove they don’t damage the surface, they have no problem letting me use them.

Command Hooks state right on the package how much weight they will hold. I am sure you will have no problems with the weight of lanterns or lights.

If you have to use the clamps you could easily disguise them by tying a pomander or paper flower through the clamp and drawing it up close to the clamp.

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