Life Hack: How to Hang Perfectly Level Decor on Walls


Use this tip to hang perfectly level frames and decor every time!

Since all of our big projects are pretty much done in our new house, I’ve gotten to work on some decorating.

I wish SO MUCH that I had known about this little life hack on hanging pictures a long time ago. It would have saved me from much frustration, time and unnecessary holes in my walls.

Here’s the trick:

For a frame with two brackets on the back, place a piece of painters tape across the back. Mark on the tape exactly where the nails or screws need to go.

dots

Take your marked tape and place it on the wall where you want your pictures to hang. Use a level to make sure your tape is perfectly straight.

level it

If you want to hang two frames next to each other, do the same thing for the second frame and make sure the strips of tape are level with one another.

IMG_1527

Hammer your nails in on the dots you previously marked.

nails

Remove your tape and hang your pictures!

peel it off

Perfectly level on the first try!

IMG_1530

I’ve used this method for hanging things SO much and it’s worked every time. Pin this for future reference!


Subscribe

Join our weekly newsletter and receive ourTop 10 Easy Freezer Meals eBook for free.

Top 10 Easy Freezer Meals eBook

Leave a Comment

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

16 replies
  1. LAURIE A SCAFATI says:

    Thank you so much. So many holes…small and medium size already in my walls. Great instructions. Thank you so much.

    Reply
  2. Vicky says:

    After several frustrating attempts at trying to get my picture level I tried this. It worked perfectly and I had NO problems. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Vicky

    Reply
  3. Karen says:

    This hack did NOT work 🙁
    I did as instructed, put tape level on the back, where the holes were, put tape on wall drilled the holes, anchors in place, screws in the wall, hung the shelf, and a slight tilt. It didn’t make sense until I figured it out, the holes were not the same distance from the top of the shelf! Therefore, the tape should have been placed STICKY SIDE UP!
    NOT taped to the wall!! Grr 🙁 did I do something wrong?

    Reply
    • Polly says:

      Hmmm. Sorry that it didn’t work for you! I’m not sure if I follow what went wrong for you. If the holes are not the same distance on your frame, that would indeed mess things up. Like I said, not sure what went wrong but I have hung TONS of things using this method and it’s been pretty foolproof. So sorry!

      Reply
  4. Lisa says:

    OMG, what a wonderful hack!!! This comes at such a perfect time. Our our son recently moved and he and I were just talking about how he wants to hang some pictures as well as his framed hockey jersey. This is going to make hanging them all so much easier.

    Reply
  5. Tara says:

    I nearly threw my hammer across the room trying to hang 9 11×14 landscape photos in a 3×3 pattern. But, instead, I got on the internet and searched for a “hack” (which I should have done before!). I laid out, on the floor, 3 across and 3 down (left side and top) and then, in addition to what is suggested here, used tape along the left side to mark the bracket intervals down so that I could have them equally spaced down as well as across. I marked 3 pieces of tape for across in the same spots, and then placed them at the marks from the piece of tape going down on the wall. Gave me a perfect 3×3! It worked beautifully! Thanks for the hack!

    Reply
  6. Karina says:

    Check out hangomatic website. It’s a picture hanging tool. A measuring tape with a bubble level attached and metal anchors for marking the wall. 3 in 1. Save money in tape a level and all the other tools. Just need 1 hangomatic and you’re done!

    Reply
      • Karina says:

        Hi Rachel, I wanted to follow up and see if you received my email a few weeks ago. If live to connect with and discuss how we may be able to partner together.
        Karina

        Reply