This little tip may just change your life!
Okay, maybe I'm being a little overdramatic. Maybe...
But you WILL love this picture frame hanging tip!
Where I learned this tip:
While on maternity leave (which is sadly coming to an end soon), I had HGTV on in the background nearly every day. On one of those days I happened to look up when Get It Sold with Sabrina Soto was on. You know, its the one where Sabrina stages homes for hopes of a quicker sale. Well, she preparing to hang frames on the wall when she whipped out this homemade tool to mark the perfect placement of the frame on the wall!
So I decided to make my version of this tool.
Sabrina had a long piece of wood that looked like an extra thick paint stirrer, and to one end she had a screw screwed into it. I decided to make a scaled down version with a nail and a clothespin since most of the photos I hang aren't any larger than an 8x10.
I simply hammered a nail into a clothespin.
And if you're curious as to why I used a clothespin its because
1) I have a ton of them and
2) Because the one end can double as an extra thick piece of wood so my nail will stay nice and straight when I use it.
To use my little contraption, I hung the nail in the hook on the back of the frame.
Then I held the frame up on the wall and decided where I wanted it to go.
When I knew where I wanted the frame to go I simply gave the top of the frame a light tap.
Which in turn pushed the nail into the wall leaving a marker for where I need put my nail to hold the frame!
Did you just have a "why didn't I think of that moment?"
I only ask because I SO did when I saw this on tv. :)
This little picture frame hanging tip worked like a charm on my son's new photo collage!