Title:
Crepe paper decoration hanger
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A decoration hanger comprised of at least three layers, attached at the upper portion to form a solid piece and the bottom portions being separate layers that have adhesive stripping used for the placement of multiple decorations. The device is preferably made from lightweight, flexible material and two dimensional when flat for easier shipping and storage. When is use by the consumer, the decoration hanger would be mounted by adhesive stripping located on the upper portion of the back of the base layer, then any lightweight decorations would be attached using the adhesive stripping located on the front of the base layer, the back and the front of the middle layer and the back of the top layer. After use, removal of the hanger is aided by a tab that helps in the prevention of damage to the surfaces to which the hanger is mounted.



Inventors:
Gwaltney, Diane (Laird Hill, TX, US)
Application Number:
12/221284
Publication Date:
02/19/2009
Filing Date:
08/01/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G29/00
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Primary Examiner:
WOOD, KIMBERLY T
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DIANE GWALTNEY (LAIRD HILL, TX, US)
Claims:
1. A decoration hanger comprising: (a) a main body portion consisting of at least three layers, the top layer, the middle layer and the base layer formed from a lightweight material and attached at the top portion to form one hanger with multiple, usable layers. (b) The layers of the decoration hanger having covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the bottom portion of the back of the top layer, the bottom portions of the front and back of the middle layer and the bottom portion of the front of the base layer from which crepe paper, ribbons, steamers and other lightweight decorations can be securely attached. (c) The back, upper portion of the base layer having covered, self adhesive stripping with a tab for easy removal attached for the purpose of mounting the hanger to the surface where the multiple decorations are to be hung.

2. The hanger defined as in claim 1, wherein decorations can be attached to the base layer using the covered, self adhesive stripping and used in conjunction with the covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the back of the middle layer of the hanger.

3. The hanger defined as in claim 1, wherein a second decoration can be attached to the front of middle layer of the hanger using the covered, self adhesive stripping and used in conjunction with the covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the back of the top layer of the hanger.

4. The hanger as defined in claim 1, when having all layers used, can then be hung from the surface which is to be decorated with the covered, self adhesive stripping with a tab for easy removal that is attached to the upper portion of the back of the base layer.

Description:

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/964,754, filed Aug. 15, 2007.

The crepe paper decoration hanger is comprised of at least three layers, which can be of equal or varied sizes, attached at the top portion, to form one solid piece, allowing the bottom portion of the layers to be used either individually or in conjunction with other layers. The device has covered self adhesive stripping attached to the the back, lower portion of the top layer, the back and front lower portion of the middle layer and the front lower portion of the base layer that allows for the placement of multiple decorations from one hanger. The top of the back of the base layer has covered, self adhesive stripping that is used to securely mount the hanger with the addition of a tab that aids in the removal of the hanger after use.

When the layers of the hanger are in use, the covered self adhesive stripping located on the top portion of the back of the base layer would be mounted to the surface to be decorated, then the covered self adhesive stripping on the lower portion of the front of the base layer would be used to mount decorations, i.e. streamers, ribbons, beads, or any lightweight decoration. After placement of decorations, the covered, self adhesive stripping located on the back lower portion of the middle hanger would then be used in conjunction to secure the decorations. The covered self adhesive stripping located on the front lower portion of the middle hanger would be used to add additional decorations, i.e. streamers, ribbons, beads, or any lightweight decoration.

After placement of these additional decorations, the covered self adhesive stripping located on the lower portion of the back of the top layer would be used in conjunction to secure the decorations.

The decoration hanger is preferably constructed i.e., die-cut from a lightweight, flexible material with or without colors, graphics, themes, sayings or designs of any kind. The two dimensional aspect of the decoration hanger when laid flat allows for easier shipping and storage and can be “stacked” without fear of damage to the product.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is an inexpensive, pre-assembled party decoration hanger that allows the use of multiple hanging decorations from one hanger to another hanger to be hung securely. Traditionally thumbtacks, tape and push pins have been used for this purpose with less than satisfactory results. The means mentioned above, such as thumbtacks, tape or push pins may not anchor decorations sufficiently or may cause damage to the surfaces to which they are attached, such as holes, tearing or damage to painted surfaces. This method of “attaching” decorations quickly loses it's appeal when “falling” decorations or “damage” to surfaces become apparent. The present invention provides a decorative, easy to use and easy to remove alternative to the methods used in the past. The decoration hanger allows the user to hang multiple decorations using the layers of the hanger to securely hold the decorations in place, then to suspend the decoration to another hanger within the area to be decorated. The addition of a tab that is attached to the covered, self adhesive stripping that is used in mounting the hanger aids in the removal of the hanger after use and also aids in the prevention of damages to the surface that the hanger is mounted to. The decoration hanger of the present invention is preferably made with a lightweight material that is a colorful, decorative alternative to the methods of the past. Thus a highly desirable decoration hanger with the ability to hang multiple decorations is provided. With the options of colors, graphics, greetings, sayings, holiday themes or any occasion where party decorations are desired, the present invention allows the user to have a desirable, decorative alternative to the methods of the past.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The claimed invention is a crepe paper decoration hanger that allows the hanging of multiple decorations from one hanger. Traditionally, thumbtacks, push pins and tape have been used for the purpose of hanging decorations, i.e. crepe paper streamers, with less than satisfactory results. The means mentioned above, such as thumbtacks, tape or push pins may not anchor decorations sufficiently or may cause damage to the surfaces to which they are attached, such as holes, tearing or damage to painted surfaces. The crepe paper decoration hanger allows the user to hang multiple decorations securely without the fear of “falling” decorations. The covered, self adhesive stripping that is used to mount the hanger has a tab attached that aids in the removal of the device and also aids in the prevention of damage to the surface that the hanger is mounted to. The object of the present invention is to have a desirable, decorative alternative means to hang decorations compared to the methods of the past.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a Front View of the present invention when laid flat for shipping and storage;

FIG. 2 is a Back View of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a Side View of FIG. 1 with the Hanger Open;

FIG. 4 is a Front Side Angle View of FIG. 1 with the Hanger Open;

FIG. 5 is a Back Side Angle View of FIG. 1 with the Hanger Open;

FIG. 6 is a Product Assembly Front Side View of the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a Product Assembly Back Side View of the present invention;

FIG. 8 is an Example of the Hanger with all Layers in use and streamers add for effect.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

With reference to FIG. 1, a decoration hanger with multiple layers is constructed i.e. die-cut from a thin flexible material. Preferably, the material is a lightweight, flexible paper, vinyl or plastic but any sturdy, lightweight material will suffice. The paper can be one or more colors, with or without graphics, designs, sayings or greetings. As in FIG. 1, the decoration hanger lays flat and is two dimensional before use and is preferably packaged using cellophane envelopes to facilitate efficiency in displaying the product for merchants and also allows the individual consumer to choose the type of hanger, i.e., color, graphic, theme, holiday, without opening the package. The layers as shown in FIG. 1 are of graduated shorter layers with the base layer 4 being the longest layer, but all layers can be of equal sizes. The decoration hanger has at least three layers, the top layer 2, the middle layer 3 and the base layer 4. In the preferred embodiment, the three layers are attached at the top portions to from one piece 1. Still referring to FIG. 1, the hanger is shown laying flat which minimizes storage space and allows the product to be “stacked” without fear of damage to the hanger and makes for easier shipping.

With reference to FIG. 2, the upper portion of the back of the base layer 5 has covered, self adhesive stripping with a tab attached with which to mount the hanger when is use. The lower portion of the back of the base hanger 6 will be flexible and may either be drawn away form the surface on which it is mounted or be flat against the surface on which it is mounted, depending upon the type and weight of the decoration attached the the lower front portion of the base layer 4 of the hanger.

In the embodiment of FIG. 3, the top layer of the hanger 2, the middle layer of the hanger 3 and the base layer of the hanger 4 are shown in the perspective side view. The lower portion of the back of the top layer 7 shows the covered self adhesive stripping attached 8 that will be used in conjunction with the covered self adhesive stripping on the lower portion of the front of the middle layer 9. Still referring to FIG. 3, the lower portion of the back of the middle layer 11 shows the covered, self adhesive stripping on the lower portion of the layer 10 which will be used in conjunction with the covered, self adhesive stripping 12 shown on the lower front lower portion of the base layer 4.

As seen in FIG. 4, a perspective front side angle view of the decoration hanger shows the top layer 2 and middle layer 3 when lifted to exhibit the covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the front of the base layer 12 and the covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the front of the middle layer 9.

As seen in FIG. 5, a perspective back side angle view of the decoration hanger shows the back of the lower portion of the top layer 7 and the back of the lower portion of the middle layer 11 when lifted to exhibit the covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the back of the top layer of the hanger 8 and the covered, self adhesive stripping attached to the back of the middle layer of the hanger 10. Also shown in FIG. 5, the covered, self adhesive stripping used to mount the decoration hanger 5 is shown with the tab attached for ease of removal after use.

In FIG. 6, the front side view of the parts of the decoration exhibit the three layers of the hanger as separate layers before production. The upper portion of the back of the top layer 15, the upper portion of the front of the middle layer 13, the upper portion of the back of the middle layer 16 and the upper portion of the front of the base layer 14 are attached to form one solid piece allowing the bottom portions of the layers to be used individually or together. As also shown in FIG. 6, the front lower portion of the middle layer of the hanger 3 has covered, self adhesive stripping attached 9 for use in attaching decorations to the hanger. Also referring to FIG. 6 the front lower portion of the base of the hanger 4 has covered, self adhesive stripping attached 12 for use in attaching decorations to the hanger.

In FIG. 7, a reverse perspective of FIG. 6 is viewed. In this view, the back side view of the parts of the decoration hanger exhibit the three layers of the hanger as separate before production. The top upper portion of the back of the base layer show the covered self adhesive stripping with the tab for easy removal 5. Still referring to FIG. 7, the view illustrates the view from the back of the decoration hanger, wherein the back of the upper portion of the top layer 15, the front upper portion of the middle layer 13 the back upper portion of the middle layer 16 and the front upper portion of the base layer 14 are attached to form one solid piece allowing the bottom potions of the layers to be used either individually or together. As also shown in FIG. 7, the back lower portion of the top layer of the hanger 7 has covered, self adhesive stripping attached 8 for use in attaching decorations to the hanger. Also shown in FIG. 7, the back lower portion of the middle layer 11 has covered self adhesive stripping attached 10 for use in attaching decorations to the hanger.

As shown in FIG. 8 for example, when the decoration hanger is in use, front upper portion of the hanger 1 is smooth against the surface to which the base 5, is mounted allowing the layers 2, 3 and 4 to securely hold the decorations. In FIG. 7, crepe paper streamers, 17 and 18 are used for illustration only and form no part of the claimed design.

The decoration hanger has the following advantages:

    • 1. The decoration hanger allows the use of multiple decorations to be used with one hanger.
    • 2. The decoration hanger securely holds the decorations and allows the user to have the decorations mounted securely.
    • 3. The visual effect of the decoration hanger itself as a decoration.
    • 4. The tab attached to the covered, self adhesive stripping used to mount the hanger aids in the removal of the hanger after use, minimizing damages to the surfaces where the hanger is mounted.
    • 5. The decoration hanger is two dimensional before use, which makes packaging, shipping and storage easier for the manufacturer, merchant and consumer.

Although the foregoing description set forth contains many specifications, these should not be considered as limiting the scope of the invention but merely as providing illustrations of some of the presently preferred embodiments of this invention, and that changes may be made in detail such as size, shape and the arrangement of parts within the invention to the full extent indicated by the broad general meaning of the terms in which the claims are expressed.