This is the simplest project ever. Really it’s hard to even call it a project except that it does take a few minutes to assemble! My Mom has an interesting habit of picking up amazing frames at a great price from discount stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army… so I’ve needed to add quite a few picture hanging kits to old frames!
This particular frame was not picked up by my Mom though… instead my bestie Rachel found it and painted it for our wedding program. We wanted a large program at the front of the church instead of a million paper copies handed out and this way we get to keep it forever and ever and ever!
Which is my kind of program!
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The only problem is that my large program was displayed on an easel at our wedding and I don’t exactly have a giant easel in our bathroom! So we needed to add a picture hanging kit to the back in order to actually hang this baby on our wall.
All you need is a little picture hanging kit and you’ll be all set… these little kits have everything you need and they’re only three dollars. Score!
Step 1: Add the Hooks
The first step is to add the little hooks to the back of your picture frame! There will be tiny screws to secure the eye hooks to the back of your frame and from there it’s pretty self explanatory.
Since you’ll be adding a wire in the next step your eye hooks don’t need to be perfectly level but you will want them to be fairly straight. The rest is gold!
Step 2: Add the Wire!
I know we’re only at step two but we’re almost finished! This part is fairly easy… go ahead and cut your wire to the size of your frame plus a little extra. You’ll want enough extra wire on either side of your frame to secure the wire.
Once you place the wire through the eye hooks you’ll want to twist the excess wire back upon itself. Technically you only need to twist 5 or 6 times but I like to twist alll the excess wire down the line… just because I’m paranoid and it makes me feel better *wink wink*
You can use pliers to twist the wire but I typically just use my fingers… so I guess it all evens out in the end.
Step 3: Hang your Picture!
We’re done! Now it’s time to hang your picture frame on the wall! Most picture hanging kits include an easy hang hook for the wire, they’re suppose to hold up to 30lbs so I feel pretty good about hanging almost any picture with this baby.
I used one to hang the pallet in my office too so they’re pretty darn sturdy!
That’s it! The easiest how to in the history of the world!
Well maybe not the entire world but it’s pretty easy so I’m fairly comfy saying it’s up there. Let me know if you’ve ever needed to use a picture hanging kit… my hubby never even knew these existed so I guess not every Mom brings home frames from the Goodwill!
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