How to hang a picture. Make your own DIY picture hanging hardware using two simple tools. This little trick works great to hang any picture, mirror, or sign quickly and easily.
The other day, I was watching the baby and Chris was watching Ellen or something so I asked him to go hang this mirror on the back of Kennedy’s closet door. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, just to get it out of the way and make it usable for her, but it was just a plain cheapo mirror with no hanging hardware, so I wasn’t exactly sure how it was going to happen. I knew Chris would figure something out though. :). Here’s a great tip for how to hang a picture quickly and easily.
How to Hang a Picture, Mirror, or Sign
If we have any hanging hardware around this house anywhere, I don’t know where it is right now, so this is just as good. Maybe better because it’s quick and pretty much free. Plus a screwdriver and a staple gun are pretty much always within reach around here.
So he just stapled into the frame of the mirror, with the flat head screwdriver under the staple gun, creating a little gap between the frame and the top of the staple!
He did that on both side of the frame and then was able to use those to anchor a hanging wire! So clever, right?
Now you’ll never have to go scrounging for those little packs of hanging hardware again!
Hope this one will be useful to you the next time you need to hang something!
And while we’re hanging things to brighten up our space, here’s another fun, simple DIY project to spruce up your wall decor:
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.