Crafty Picture Hanging Idea

Blogged under Design Ideas by Tammy on Wednesday 26 November 2008 at 7:43 am

I purchased this inexpensive picture from Bed, Bath, and Beyond awhile ago, and when I brought it home and started trying to hang it up, I realized that it was not going to be that simple because there are two plastic hanging thing-a-ma-gigs on the back.

This meant that I would have to come up with two nails spaced perfectly apart and aligned perfectly in order for this thing to hang right. Not only was that not going to be easy, but I was also concerned about the picture leaning forward too much, again because of the way the attachments on the back were configured, so I came up with plan B.

I took two yards of 1mm hemp, held them together, and tied an overhand knot in the middle.

Then I inserted the ends through the each of the two plastic attachments on either side of the picture.

Then I tied knots, checked to make sure the hemp was even on both sides of the overhand knot I first tied, and then tied another knot on the hemp ends connected to the plastic attachments.

To hang it, I just stuck a clear colored tack in the wall and put the loop at the top of the picture onto the tack.

Voila! Simple yet affective – You could jazz this up by adding beads either on the strands between the overhand knot and picture or danging around the overhand knot.


  1. Comment by Angie Platten — November 26, 2008 @ 8:03 am

    Great idea! I like how the hanger mimics the shape of the grass umbrella!

  2. Comment by Tammy — November 26, 2008 @ 9:47 am

    Yes, thank you Angie, that’s what I was going for. They are similar in color as well as texture, and hey, hemp is so inexpensive and easy to work with.

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