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Hanging a Picture with One Hook

Hanging a picture with one hook is one of the simplest ways of hanging a picture or frame, and is ideal for small to medium sized framed pictures, or small mirrors.


Before we start, make sure to have the following:

  1. Pencil
  2. Hammer
  3. Your hook
  4. Tape Measure
  5. Post It Notes
  6. Bubble Level (optional but recommended)



The first thing you’re going to do is place a post it note, roughly in the center of the top of your picture.

Next, take your tape measure, and measure to the exact center of your picture. This will make it easier to place on the wall.

Bring your picture over to the wall, and hold it at the height you want it to be at. Put another post it right above it. Then, make a pencil mark above the center point of your picture.

Take your picture back over to a table or flat surface to measure your wire, and place the picture face down.

To measure your wire you want to pull gently on it, and measure to the top of the picture. In our example, the distance was 2.75″.

Come over to your post it, and measure down from the distance you just recorded.

Now, you’re ready to put your nail in the wall. Line the mark up with the bottom of the hook and tap the nail gently at a slight angle.

Take down your post it from the wall, and you’re ready to hang your picture!

Put your hand behind the picture to feel for the wire. Gently place the wire on the hook. Make sure that the wire is on the hook, and drop it down in place.

Now you can remove the other post it from your picture.

Stand back from the wall to see if your picture is level, and if you’re not sure you can use a level. Just place your level on top of the picture, and move it until the bubble is straight in the middle.

And there you have it! You can now admire your beautiful picture and brag about your new-found, picture hanging ability.



Have a question about something you would like to hang or display? Let us know in the comments below and we would be happy to help!



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