We’ve all done it, struggled to hang pictures on the wall. Tried to get all the holes and hangers to match up with the back of the piece to be hung on the wall. It never works out well; at least it never did, until now. I remember seeing on pinterest a while back, something about making a copy of the back of the picture on a scanner, and I thought “wow, that’s perfect! !!” Then I realized that most of the items I was having issues with were far larger than the scanner….. and then it hit me…… MASKING tape!!! How did I never think of this before? Well, it works, and it’s super easy. All you need it masking tape, a sharpie and your hanging supplies. Seriously, that’s it. Step 1: turn the object to be hung over, and flip hangers into the hanging position. Step 2: Apply masking tape in a straight line from one hanger to the other. Sticky side down. Step 3: make a mark with the sharpie at the point in the hanger that will be resting on the nail (or whatever you will be hanging from) Step 4: Remove the tape and apply to the wall where you want to hang your piece. After applying take a few steps back and take a look. Is it level, is it where you want it? Even take the piece and line it up with the tape, does it look like you want it to? I moved mine several times, that is the great thing about the tape, you can move it without committing to holes in the wall! Step 5: position nails or hangers with the dots on the tape and hammer away!
Notice how for these hangers, the nail is actually above the tape BUT the point that catches the piece on the wall is at the mark on the tape, and that is what you want! If using nails, just hammer them right into the mark on the tape. The tape will pull up with the hammered in, have no fear. Step 6: Pull the tape off the wall and perfectly hang your piece! Seriously, it’s that easy, and it takes less than 5 minutes. In actually took longer to write all this than it took to hang it all, lol.
Side note: See the pictures below. If the hangers on your object are not level with each other, are uneven, misplaced, whatever he case may be. You need to do the taping step just a tad different. Rather than putting the tape sticky side down on thw object you would like to hang, put it sticky side up. This will make it exactly on the wall how it is on the back of your piece, mirroring the hangers exact unevenness on the correct sides.