How to Hang A Picture The Right Way

4 Materials
$5
2 Minutes
Easy

Hanging a frame on a wall can be simple. Pick your spot, hammer a single nail and hang. Right? But, do you know how to hang a picture with two hooks? More specifically, do you know how to hang a picture with two hooks without creating too many holes in the wall?

Gather Your Tools

This is a very easy and simple trick that will change how you hang a picture forever! You will need some masking tape or painters tape, nails, a hammer and a level.

Get out your tape

Take a piece of tape and be sure to cover both spots that hold the nail.

Mark your spot

Use the nail to poke tiny holes where you'd need the nails to be on your frame. Alternatively, you could draw a dot with a marker.

Hang & level

Hang your tape where you want your picture to be and make sure it is level.

Time for nails

Hammer your nails in where the tiny holes are that you poked. Then pull the tape off.

Hang your frame

Hang your frame with ease now that you have used this handy trick.


Check out a more in depth tutorial and other tricks over on the blog.

Bonus Trick!!

If you think that was smart, check out how to do a gallery wall with a similar concept here in this post.


Imagine, a gallery wall with no excess holes in the wall!

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2 questions
  • Elizabeth
    on Jul 21, 2020

    I missed something. So I poke holes in the back where the hangers are. Then you jump to the tape on the wall and tap nails in where the hangers will go. How do you know where the hanger nails should be on the wall?

  • Aileen
    on Aug 5, 2020

    This is brilliant

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  • Amy
    on Aug 2, 2020

    BRILLIANT!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I SHALL PASS THIS TRICK ON!

  • Melinda
    on Aug 12, 2020

    This method also works well when hanging shelves.

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