Hanging Hacks: Wall Decor

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Are you ever nervous about putting unnecessary holes in your walls?  Here, I am providing some quick tips on how to hang a picture using some interesting hacks.  A hammer and nail gets the job done, but those wires and key hooks can be quite tricky.  Stop the search and take the guessing out of hanging wall decor.  Check out these hanging hacks to make the job easier and hassle-free!

1. Use a Fork

After you have secured your nail to the wall, take a fork and stick it on the nail with the handle up.  Then, slide your wire on the fork’s handle and remove the fork.  Straighten your picture and you are done.  No more wire hunting!

2. Grab Some Tape

Have some pesky keyhole hooks?  Want to make sure they line up with the nails in the wall?  Take a strip of masking or blue painter’s tape and place it over the hooks or holes.  Mark or punch a hole in the tape.  Then remove the tape and stick it to the desired place on the wall.  Once settled on the placement, hammer your nails into the wall where you marked or hole-punched.  Voila!  You are ready to hang your picture.

3. Toothpaste

Don’t have any tape for step 2?  Not sure about your placement?  Grab your toothpaste and a wet paper towel for this hanging hack.  Dab a small dot of toothpaste on each of the hooks on the back of frame.  Then, press the photo to the wall where you want to hang it.  Pull away and you will see your toothpaste marks.  Hammer your nails or place your hooks where the toothpaste is.  Then wipe away with the wet paper towel and hang your photo.  This is a great way to play around with placement so if you don’t like where you put the toothpaste, simply wipe away and repeat until you find the perfect spot.

Happy Hanging!

xo Heather

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