Tuesday, August 2, 2011

say no to too many nail holes

I'm creating a gallery wall in our hallway! I'm really excited.

I've been wanting to do this for a loooong time now. I've started to buy a frame each time I go to Target (when they are in stock). I want to hang 3 columns. The top and bottom rows will be 5x7 frames. The middle row will be 8x10 frames. I still have 4 frames to buy to be completely done but I went ahead and placed the ones I do have up onto the wall to see it start to come together. I used foil to reduce the number of holes in the walls. Easy peasy!

1. Create your frame layout and then place foil over it. Use tape to create one giant piece.

2. Then use a pencil to punch a hole where your hook hangs on the nail. I'm doing mine 1" apart.
3. Finally, place the hole punched foil onto the wall. Tape it and hammer nails into the holes.

4. Rip the foil off the wall and ta-da! Hang yo pics! (iphone = bad lighting)


Charlie and Stacy said...

ahhhh, this is the best idea ever! I always end up with a million holes when I try to hang pictures evenly.

Erin said...

I know, right?! I can't take the credit. My aunt Carol showed me!

Erin said...

O and wax paper is easier to use, but I was out.