As somebody who spends a lot of money on art prints, I can tell you that picture framing doesn’t come cheap. In fact, that’s the main reason the majority of my beautiful prints remain unframed and carefully rolled into my cupboard for later. It’s a shame because the whole point of art is to look at it so they’re not really serving their purpose all tucked away. That’s why I created this hanging print tutorial.
This tutorial is so insanely easy I have created two options for you (the second doesn’t have photos so you will have to use your imagination!). When looking for clip coat hangers (or trouser hangers/skirt hangers) look for ones where the hook can be screwed out (unless you want to try cutting yours off or just leave it there), alternatively the second method of making this involves using four pieces of wood of roughly the same size — such as paint stirrers you can get at hardware stores.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 2 clip coat hangers
- Your print
- 4 pieces of wood (the same size)
- Felt material
- Rubber bands
HOW YOU MAKE IT:
Option 1 – The easy-as-pie hanger
- Remove the hook from one of your coat hangers.
- Clip your coat hangers to either end of your poster and use the remaining hook to hang it up. (It couldn’t get much easier!)
Option 2 – The slightly harder but more aesthetically pleasing version
- Cut four pieces of felt material so they are slightly smaller than your wood pieces.
- Glue one piece of material to each of the pieces of wood and wait for the glue to dry completely (this will help protect the print and make sure no marks are left on it!).
- Place two pieces of wood under your print (right under the top and bottom edges) and the other two directly on top of them. Making a print sandwich, if you will.
- Wrap the rubber bands around your pieces of wood to securely hold in place. There should be one on either side of the print for both ends.
- Tie about a foot of string to either end of the top pieces of wood and use this to hang your poster.