Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks

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 this little picture hanging hack. Then I remembered that it wasn’t until a few months ago that I figured this little trick out. 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. So let me share with you two easy picture hanging hacks; one about how to hang multiple pictures evenly and the other on how to hang pictures with a double hook.Easy Picture Hanging Hacks

Do you know that we just moved?  This move has been long but this week I’ve finally started to feel like I’m settling in.  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 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.”

Let me start by explaining the first picture hanging hack with Painters Tape.

Before I get to the details I’ll share my YouTube video for those of you who would prefer to watch the process rather than read about it.

I hope that was a straight forward video on how to hang four pictures evenly in a square AND how to hang a double hook picture.

If you’re not into video’s let me share the process below.

Materials:

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

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

Start with a blank wall and figure out about where you want your pictures to hang.

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

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

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 this new picture hanging hack.

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

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

This trick is about how to hang a double hook picture frame evenly.

Before I knew about this trick 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.

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 tape and place it on the wall where you want your picture to hang. Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks; How to hang a double hook picture evenly

Place your nail or screw on the end of the blue tape. Then remove the tape and hang your picture!Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks; How to hang a double hook picture evenly

What do y’all think? These tricks 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!

Thanks for stopping by friends.

Lindsey**

23 thoughts on “Two Easy Picture Hanging Hacks

  1. I use the same hack to hang pictures too! It’s so much easier than trying to eyeball it and a lot less holes too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.

  2. I can’t stand pictures that are crooked, and I’m pretty good at eyeballing it, but it usually takes several holes to get it right. LOL I’ll definitely be using this hack! Pinning, too.

  3. Lindsey, I always have two hooks on the back of pictures because I can’t stand crooked pictures. With the two hooks, you can dust them vigorously and they don’t move. Never have to straighten a picture. I’m not quite sure what method my husband uses, but I’ll run this one by him. #BloggersPitStop

  4. That second hack is genius and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it when I was struggled to hang a couple of canvases recently. I certainly know for future!
    Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x

  5. Great tips, thanks! We moved in November, and I STILL don’t have much on the walls, because I’m so afraid to put those nails in the walls! Stopped by from Strawberry Butterscotch.

  6. I buy a lot of thrifted frames; they often have no picture hanger on the back. I HATE fractions (I think the only time I willingly use fractions is when I am doubling a cooky recipe!). I found the easiest way to find the center of a small frame is to line a straightedge of scrap paper along the top, score where the frame ends with a fingernail, then fold the paper in half from end to score line. That fold line is the center of the frame! For a larger frame, string works well. Make a pencil mark, then center your picture hanger on that line, and voila, a centered hanger. I recently figured out that if I hang a picture that has wire as its hanger that I can hang the picture on the nail, level it, then grab each side of the frame and pull down gently. It creases the wire so that it more likely to hang straight!

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