How To Hang Odd-Shaped Items
I am willing to bet you have some awesome items just begging to add interest to a wall in your home. I'm also betting you haven't hung them because just thinking about how to do it makes the project too much trouble. No worries, here's a way to mount some items in minutes!
I purchased these large metal letters ages ago thinking my initials would be fun on my office wall. Until I got them home and was scared away by the weird position of the hanger holes.
Then I got a vision of how easy it could be. I gathered a hammer, tape, white printer paper, small nails with heads, a level, a pencil and a tape measure.
Turn the item over and lay a piece of paper so that the paper is exactly the length of the piece. Be sure it overlaps the holes for hanging. Use a pencil to trace the holes. Measure and mark the center. Take the paper off and hammer a tiny hole at the very top of the hole on the drawing. Fold the paper vertically at the center mark.
Turn the paper over and tape it in position on the wall where you want to hang the item. Level it up. Tap in a nail in the nail holes you previously made. Hang the piece! (My letters both needed a template because they were different.)
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Published June 4th, 2014 9:35 AM