How Do You Hang Ornaments From the Ceiling With a Fishing Line?

Decorating your home for the holiday season is one of the most enjoyable activities of the year! One popular way to spruce up a room for the holidays is to hang ornaments from the ceiling.

This can be done in a variety of ways, but one creative and effective way is to use fishing line.

Fishing line is an ideal material for hanging ornaments from the ceiling because it is nearly invisible and provides great support. You can purchase fishing line at any local tackle shop or online.

When selecting fishing line, opt for a clear monofilament variety with a breaking strength of 20-30 pounds.

Once you have purchased your fishing line, you’ll need to tie it securely around your ornament’s hook. A simple knot known as a “surgeon’s knot” works best here – simply make two loops with your fishing line and tie them together. Make sure that you pull the knot tight so that your ornament won’t come loose when hung from the ceiling.

Next, you will need to attach your ornament to something sturdy in order for it to hang properly from the ceiling. If you are lucky enough to have exposed beams in your home, simply tie a loop around one of them with your fishing line and then attach your ornament hook onto it. If not, you can use Command Hooks or nails placed into drywall.

Finally, attach the other end of your fishing line onto something on or near the ceiling such as an overhead light fixture or wall hook. Be sure that whatever you use can hold up the weight of your ornament without coming loose.


Hanging ornaments from the ceiling with a fishing line is an easy and creative way to decorate your home for the holidays! With just some basic materials and know-how, you can easily make this festive addition to any room in no time at all!

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Daniel Bennet