Faux Leather Hanging Straps for a Gallery Wall

3 Materials
10 Minutes

I’ve seen a trend of leather straps hanging beautiful high end picture frames and really loved the look, however, couldn’t justify the price.. so I created my own take on it.

You’ll need thumb tacks, realeather leather trim pieces. I got mine at hobby lobby.

Measure your straps

I measured out my straps to be 1.5” wide.

i marked 1.5” both at the top and bottom of my leather piece then used my level to draw a straight line between them.

This is what my leather looked like after I had it all measured and marked.

After cutting my leather strips i folded the straps in half then used a small amount of blue loctite to secure the top together.

Apply the blue loctite

As a side note, you could use a hot glue gun or even double sided tape. This step is to keep the tops together and straight.

Pinch the top together

Using a push pin through the center of the top of your leather strip, push it into the wall centered about your photo.

I used smaller excess leather ‘straps’ on this set of photos in our living room to give them a more custom look.

Suggested materials:

  • Leather Sheet  (Hobby lobby)
  • Gold push pins  (Hobby lobby)
  • Loctite fun tac  (Hobby lobby)

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Mel
    on Jun 19, 2020

    I love the multiple frame look - so beautiful!

  • Hope
    on Jun 19, 2020


    Soooo...the leather straps are for show only..? You don't actually hang the pics from them..?

  • Betty Seabolt
    on Jun 26, 2020

    Are the leather straps for looks only? How did you hang the pictures on the wall?

    • Flipturn
      on Jul 3, 2020

      The pictures are hung on the wall in the 'normal' way that frames of this size and weight are hung on a wall. Although there are no pictures to show the back of the frames, I would guess that they are hung up either with a shark tooth bar, or a wire on a nail.

      The tabs are then mounted on the wall in between the frames, with the bottoms tucked under the tops of the frames, (refer to picture #7) to make it look like the tabs are holding the frames up.

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  • Bren
    on Jun 19, 2020

    I’m definitely going to give this a try. I’ve had a swatch of leather in my basement for sometime not knowing what to do with it. Now I know.

  • Flower girl
    on Jun 19, 2020

    One picture by itself didnt make sense to me, but the multiple hanging works better, I think.

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