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I am by no means a crafty person (much to my husband’s dismay). To be honest, most craft and DIY projects intimidate me. That being said, if I can create a “Pinterest-Worthy Picture Hanger” anyone can.
- Gather all Project Materials:
I used a combination of materials purchased from Hobby Lobby, and stuff that my husband already had at the house.
- Lay out Wood Pallet for staining. I stained the wood on the grass in my backyard, but you could also stain it on any covered surface (for example on the garage floor on top of a drop cloth).
- Put on disposable gloves and gather either an old rag or paintbrush for staining. Also, make sure you are wearing old clothes, just in case they end up getting stain on them.
- Dip your old rag (or paintbrush) into the wood stain and rub a layer of stain across the front of the pallet. Fully cover the front of the pallet, as well as the sides, and the vertical pieces of wood that hold the pallet together. You do not need to paint the back side, just everything that is visible from the front.
- When you are satisfied with your paint job, lay out the stained wood pallet to dry. (I let mine dry for 24 hours, but it should be dry in a few hours.)
- Once the stained wood is dry, it is time to insert the screw eyes. I placed two in the upper corners and two in the bottom corners, as seen in the pics below. You might need to use a hammer to get the hole for the screw eye started, and then you can twist the screw eyes and fasten them with your hands.
- Now you will cut your twine (or string) and knot it through the screw eyes. Make sure it has a little slack, for your pictures to hang down. Don’t worry too much about cutting off the correct length of string, because once you have made your knots through the screw eyes, you can cut off any leftovers with a scissor.
- Now that the string is attached to the screw eyes, it is time to get out your pictures and clothespins. Arrange your pictures along the string, and attach them to the string with the mini clothespins.
- To hang the wood pallet picture hanger onto the wall, tie your string to the back side of your wood frame, around two of the vertical wood pieces as shown in the picture below.
- Now you can gather your sheetrock screws and plastic holders. Either drill two holes in the wall or use the sheetrock screws to hammer two holes in wall. (Make sure they are level!) Then insert the sheetrock plastic screw holders into the holes. Next, screw the screws into the plastic holders. Finally, hang the string on the back of the picture hanger on top of the two screws, and center it.
Your picture hanging project is complete!
Pallet Wood Frame
Ball of Twine
Disposable gloves and old rag
Hammer and Sheetrock Screws
The best part about this project is that you can switch out your pictures as often as you like. Update it every year with the latest family photos or school pictures.
Readers: Have you created a DIY picture holder like this? If you create one according to these instructions, let me know how it turns out!