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Two Easy Picture Hanging Tips Everyone Should know

Some of you might think this post is really silly. I almost didn’t write it because I figured most of you already knew about these picture hanging tips and tricks. Then I remembered that it wasn’t until a few months ago that I figured out a few of these. Hanging multiple pictures straight can be daunting. For those of you that don’t know, let me show you a few tips on how to hang pictures evenly!

Honestly, I wish I had known about it years ago. Oh the time and nail holes I could have saved. I figured if I didn’t know this information until recently, then some of you may  not either.

Two easy picture hanging tips

The first tip is about how to hang multiple pictures evenly and the other tip is about how to hang pictures with a double hook.

After all, everyone needs to know how to hang a picture right?

how to hang pictures evenly

I’ve finally started to feel like I’m settling in since we moved.  When I feel unsettled in a space it helps when I can create or “recreate” a room.

I haven’t wanted to rush the “nesting” process and add too many holes in the walls if they weren’t going to be semi permanent. One of the first few spaces I decided to create was in our dining nook and on my office wall.

It hit me when I was hanging my DIY botanical prints on the wall behind my new “office space.”  As I was hanging the painters tape on the wall I thought to myself, “I need to share this tip I just learned about.”

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Before I get to the details I’ll share my YouTube video on how to hang pictures evenly and in a row. I totally get that most of you would prefer to watch the process rather than read about it.

Using painters tape to hang multiple pictures in a row

Materials:

the wall before the pictures

How to hang multiple pictures evenly and in a row

  • Start with a blank wall and figure out about where you want your pictures to hang
how to hang pictures in a row with painters tape
how to hang pictures in a row and evenly with painters tape
  • Take a piece of painters tape and stick it to the wall in the center of where you want the first set of pictures to sit. Measure to make sure the painters tape is centered and level. 
Two easy picture hanging hacks how to hang pictures in a row
  • After you’ve added your painters tape to where you want the first set of pictures to be, start by adding a second row on top.
Two easy picture hanging hacks how to hang pictures in a row
  • Once again measure and make sure it’s level. We want the set of pictures to be perfectly straight.
Two easy picture hanging hacks how to hang pictures in a row
  • Add a nail or screw right above the painters tape where you want to hang your picture. Repeat this step for however many pictures you need to hang. 
  • Once you’ve added your nails to the wall, remove the tape and hang your pictures

How to hang a group of pictures in a row

Two easy picture hanging hacks how to hang pictures in a row

How to hang a group of pictures evenly and in a row.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost 10 dollars

Materials

  • Painters tape
  • measuring tape
  • level (if you want to be super precise)
  • pen
  • screw driver or hammer
  • nails or screws
  • pictures

Instructions

  1. Start with a blank wall and figure out about where you want your pictures to hang.
  2. Take a piece of painters tape and stick it to the wall in the center of where you want the first set of pictures to sit. Measure to make sure the painters tape is centered and level. 
  3. After you’ve added your painters tape to where you want the first set of pictures to be, start by adding a second row on top.
  4. Once again measure and make sure it’s level. We want the set of pictures to be perfectly straight.
  5. Add a nail or screw right above the painters tape where you want to hang your picture. Repeat this step for however many pictures you need to hang. 
  6. Once you’ve added your nails to the wall, remove the tape and hang your pictures!

Step back and admire how straight and level your pictures look with these new picture hanging tips. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this sooner.

office area with multiple pictures hung evenly and in a row
multiple pictures hung evenly and in a row

Now it’s time for Picture hanging tip number two.

Before I knew about this hack I added string to all my double hooked pictures just because I couldn’t stand to try to hang them evenly.

I know you know what I’m talking about…

I’ll make this quick and simple.

How to hang a double hook picture frame evenly

Once again this tip involves painters tape. Painters tape comes to the rescue again!

Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks; How to hang a double hook picture evenly

Lay your painters tape over the hooks like you see in the picture above. Make each end of the tape stop where you want the nail to be.

Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks; How to hang a double hook picture evenly

Remove the painters tape from the picture and place it on the wall where you want it to hang. Make sure to use a level so it’s even.

using painters tape to hang a double hook picture

Once you have it in place, set a nail or screw above the ends of the tape. Remove the tape and hang your picture!

Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks; How to hang a double hook picture evenly

Look how easy that was! No real measuring required.

How to hang a double hook picture frame evenly

Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks; How to hang a double hook picture evenly

Learn how to hang a double hook picture frame evenly.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost varies

Materials

  • painters tape
  • measuring tape
  • level
  • screw driver or hammer
  • nails or screws
  • Picture 

Instructions

  1. Lay your painters tape over the hooks on the back of the picture. Make each end of the tape stop where you want the nail to be.
  2. Remove the tape and place it on the wall where you want your picture to hang.
  3. Place your nail or screw on the end of the blue tape.
  4. Remove the tape and hang your picture.

What do y’all think? These picture hanging tips saved me so much time and guesswork. I hope it helps y’all too!

If you know of any other picture hanging hacks, please feel free to enlighten me with a comment below. I’m all about sharing ideas!

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Thanks for stopping by friends.

Lindsey**

Erin H.

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Hi!! I love this tip! I’m going to use it. But I have to ask you about that floor lamp. Where did you get it? Is it an up cycled design? I love it too!!

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Sunday 13th of September 2020

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David Johnson

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Thanks for teaching me how to hang pictures without having to use string to make sure they're even. My wife and I moved into a new house and we want to decorate our walls with some recent family pictures. We'll have to look at getting custom frames and using your tips.

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Thursday 23rd of January 2020

I'm glad I could help David! Thanks for stopping by.

Angela Waterford

Monday 18th of November 2019

My husband gave me some very large photo prints of our dog, and we want to hang them to a wall since she looks very cute on her photos. I think I'll get some custom picture frames for the prints since her photos would look nice with a custom frame. Thanks for the tip that I can use painters' tape to try to use it as a guide on where we should hang the photos, so I'll be sure to do that.

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Monday 18th of November 2019

I'm glad to share some easy home hacks! Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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