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Hanging picture frames are always a chore at our house. ESPECIALLY if the frame has two holes. It always take me a couple tries to get the nails in the right spot. Has this happened to anyone? Well my friends… I think I have figured out the easiest way to hang a picture. It’s so simple, I’m wondering why I didn’t think of it sooner. Okay secretly my husband actually had the idea and after doing a quick google search, it looks like several other people had the same idea. I thought I’d share it with you in case you haven’t seen this tip. #Genius. Give it a try… you’ll thank me later!

** Reader tip: I put the tape on my level, then mark the holes on it..then on the wall. That way I can make sure it’s level before I drill =)

P.S. Those are not my hairy arms! I was the photographer. ;)

Now try it…go hang a picture or two!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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27 Responses to “{TIP} Easiest way to hang a picture”

  1. Terry Moore

    I have done this very thing many times and it works well only if the two hanger things are level. Trust me, I have purchased things at hobby lobby and they are not level. Next, as you said, always use a level when putting the tape on the wall to transfer the measurement.

  2. Jillian

    Wow – that is a total “why didn’t I ever think of that” moment. I will have to remember this! Thanks so much for sharing

  3. Jessie

    I hate hanging pictures too, so I wait until my mom comes over to help me! She got a really cool level for Christmas one year that has adjustable holes so you can make them the size you need them, make sure that they are level and then mark where you need to put your nail or screws. It is so cool! I think it is Black and Decker!

  4. lisa

    LOL.. MY daughter & I ‘invented’ this idea about a year ago :-)
    seems we ALL had that feeling…………gee WHY didn’t I think of that before !


  5. Lolly Jane

    Bahahha! I figured those hairy arms belonged to Mr. Nye ;)
    Great tip, Jamielyn! I am guilty of drilling more than 2 holes for one frame! LOL

  6. Baxter

    I’m confused as to why putting the tape between two holes is helpful. I don’t see how that would make it hang straight.

    • P

      by putting the tape between the two holes, and then putting that same piece of tape on the wall, you are marking where your nails should go (or the distance b/t the two nails, however you want to say it). This is just a shortcut, easier way rather than having to measure the picture & then marking the wall. This method will make it easier, but it won’t make it level. That’s why she mentioned using a level.

  7. Amy

    Thank you so much for this tip! I actually am redoing my kitchen and have two pictures to hang with the two holes. Now I know the easy way to do this in one shot. Awesome!! Thank you!

  8. Mark

    There’s actually an App for that!!
    We used a cool app recently for the iphone and ipad called “Hand-a-Pic”. Made it super easy to hang a series of pictures across the wall without having to figure out where the nails go to make things even. We used it a couple of times already, once for hanging pictures and the more recently to hang 4 plates on the wall. Walks you through through the steps and tells you exactly where every nail goes for evenly spaced pictures across the wall. Worked perfect and made it really easy! The app did all the calculating for us!

  9. Debbie

    YES … why havn’t I seen this any where before. You don’t know … I make 2-3 holes in the wall before I ever get the picture perfectly straight. lol Thank youuu …

  10. Maroonsista

    I love it. Thank you. I have had more than enough holes in my wall from me thinking I nailed it in the right place only to end up with crooked photos. I’m adding this to Pinterest so I can refer back to it.

  11. Mike Marks

    Hanging a picture can be such a daunting tasks. It is fun to see how people have figured out how to best tackle the “Honey Dew” list!

  12. Barty

    Gotta say – it looks like the example is hanging a toilet tank, rather than a picture frame or photo of any kind… it’s weird.

  13. Jake

    Why not just use a ruler to measure the distance between the holes? Or better yet if you’re using a level too, use one with a ruled edge.