Several months ago I came across this vintage Christmas ornament + screen door photo on Linda's blog, My Vintage Soul, taken while on her junking / pie-eating adventure in Syracuse, New York.
And it gave me an idea...
Remember these? I know I do because they've been hanging out in my dining room for quite some time now.
I combined them with an old window screen I had stored in The Garage Where Cars Can't park to make this:
I taped some string to the frame of the screen to act as a guide for the shape of the tree and then just poked the wire ornament hangers through the screen.
I didn't have enough ornament hangers so I ended up using pieces of pliable wire and that seemed to work much better -- the wire made it easier to adjust the height of a hanging ornament without having to take it out and poke it back in twenty times in an effort to position it where it needed to be. The ornaments seemed less likely to to fall out too because I scrunched the wire on the back of the screen.
I didn't take a photo of the scrunching.
In other vintage Christmas news, I hope you'll enter my vintage Christmas giveaway over here.
Thank you, Linda, for the use of your photo.