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How to Hang a Picture on a Wall Using Tape

Use this step by step tutorial to learn how to perfectly hang a picture on a wall using painter’s tape.

view of picture hung straight on family room wall

I have been plugging along as a guest participant in the Spring One Room Challenge! This bi-annual challenge is a gathering and celebration of home decor bloggers and designers hosted by Linda from Calling It Home. This eight-week design challenge will follow 20 featured designers along with hundreds of guest participants. Participants are challenged to makeover a space in their home, while sharing their progress along the way. Each week, a wealth of inspiration and creativity is shared!

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I am continuing to refresh and update my family room. You can read all about my plan for this room HERE and How to Fix Ceiling Water Stains.

Hanging a picture perfectly on a wall, especially when there are two hooks, can be a challenge. With this simple trick, your pictures will hang perfectly straight the first time!

I received this beautiful Rhythmic Sunset Waves canvas print from my friends at Photowall. I am so happy with the quality and design of this beautiful custom-made canvas. To hang it perfectly on my family room room wall, I used this simple picture hanging hack.

Materials Needed:

  • picture
  • painter’s tape
  • pencil
  • level
  • nail or picture hanger
  • hammer

Instructions to Hang a Picture Perfectly Straight

Step One: Place a piece of painter’s tape across the back of your picture.

Step Two: With a pencil, mark the tape precisely where the nail or picture hanger will need to go.

Step Three: Place the tape on the wall where you want to hang your picture. Use your level to ensure the tape is straight.

Step Four: Hammer your nails where you have made your marks on the tape.

view of me checking picture on wall with level

Step Five: Remove your tape and hang your picture.

view of picture hung straight on family room wall

That’s it! Just five easy steps and no extra holes or damage to the walls!

view of picture hung straight on family room wall

I hope that this is helpful to you. Please stop back next week as I share some more progress on this room refresh.

If you are interested in learning more about the beautiful, custom canvas, head over to visit my friends at Photowall. I am excited to partner with them to bring you a special. Just use the code myfamilythyme25 at checkout and receive a 25% discount!

Thank you so much for visiting today. I am so grateful for you! I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

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  1. Brilliant idea for perfect picture hanging, Lynne! And I love the picture you selected for your space too!

  2. I always make Rich hang my pictures, but with your tips, I think I could do it by myself! You made it look so easy! Thanks and have a great week! Donna

  3. Thanks for the tips. Since I am a tenant in the house, I cannot drill the walls. My paintings were in ridiculous places.

  4. Hi Lynne- This is a great idea and so simple. Great photos too! Thank you for sharing. Pinned.

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