Tips: Ways to Use Picture Hanging Strips

Hello again everyone!
 It’s Friday so time for another Must Have Tip! 

 If you are new around here my friends, Michele (The Scrap Shoppe), Bev (Flamingo Toes), Kara (Mine for the Making), and me, Allison (A Glimpse Inside), share a new topic every month and share tips each Friday to go along with those tips.This month we are talking about Home Decor tips and if you have missed the other tips you can find them here: Tip 1, Tip 2, Tip 3.


Today, I am sharing something with you that I am totally obsessed with!

Being military we move every few years and I HATE having to hang items up with nails which will then make me have to patch all those holes when it is time to move so I use 3M Picture Hanging Strips for everything, EVERYTHING!!

I normally buy the mixed pack of the Picture Hanging Strips but they also sell each size individually to fit your need.
Each size holds a different weight so be sure to use the proper size for whatever item you are hanging.


Let me take you a tour through my house and show you how I use Picture Hanging Strips. Perhaps you didn’t even know that you could use them in some of these ways.

 I love a good gallery wall, I have a version of sorts in multiple rooms in our house, and I use hanging strips on everything that I can!
Every frame I hang, unless is is extremely large and heavy OR has one of those velvety backs, I use a hanging strip or two on.
I use them on the plaques and even the empty frames as well.
And if something is crooked, just pop it off and reattach until it is straight.

 This is in our playroom and yet again, everything is hung with the hanging strips.
The large frame is hung on a wire because it is very heavy but I do like to place a strip or a regular command hook strip on the back of large items like mirrors, large frames or even the shutters I have on our wall, to keep the items steady on the wall and prevent it from getting crooked.

 I created this fabric covered play and yep, up on the wall with a few hanging strips.

 Have something made of wood or a small pallet item (gather sign)?
Pop some hanging strips on the back and get that on the wall quickly.

This entire wall in my craft room is also hung with hanging strips. And if I can’t use hanging strips for some items, you’ll see that I will use a Command Hook to hang items like the arrow or wreaths instead.

Can you tell that I hate holes in my walls yet?!
If not, here are more ways…

 They are great to use on the back of canvases (stenciled initial canvases). The canvases are normally light enough that you can just use one of them.

 I even use them on the back of empty frames. You may have to get a little creative if they are empty depending on the frame on where to put the strip but you can do it! I even cut the strip in half to make them smaller and place on the edges.

 Have a cool wood initial piece?
Pop some strips on the back and hang it!

 In my dining room I have these metal plates that I, yet again, hung with the hanging strips.
One of them even has a large lip so the strip wouldn’t reach the wall very well. My solution? Just double up the strips on each other and it is good to go!

And lastly, I actually used the hanging strips on the back on my vintage plates in my kitchen.
Even the center backet item is on the wall with strips! I used four strips on the back of the baskets and then just one strip on the back of the plates depending on their size though I did use a plate holder for my two large platters.

See I REALLY hate putting a hole in my wall!
The previous owner of our house had things EVERYWHERE on the wall so there were holes all over, seriously like hundreds of holes, even in the most random places. Did they patch them when they moved? Nope and it made for a ton of patching when we were painting.

Do you use Command Picture Hanging Strips by 3M? If so, how do you use them?Be sure to stop by next week when we begin a whole new topic!



Tips: Adding Dimension to Walls

Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips hosted by Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, Bev from Flamingo Toes, Allison from A Glimpse Inside, and me, Kara from Mine for the Making! This month we are sharing tips for decorating!

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Today I am going to share five tips on adding dimension to walls in your home. Adding dimension to your walls gives you a focal point or accent that really makes a room POP! Giving a room a little something extra on the walls could really make all the difference in home decorating.

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  1. Add vinyl to a wall.

Adding vinyl to a wall is a great option, especially if you are in a rental home or if you like to change your mind a lot with decorating (me! me!). It’s an simple way to add dimension to walls in any room of your home. The patterns can be as minimal or as intricate as you want. My favorite place to get vinyl for home decor is Walls Need Love. (affiliate link)


2. Add paint to a wall.

Painting a wall an accent color or a bold pattern, like stripes, is sure to add dimension to your walls and your room. You can paint the entire room, one wall, a nook, or even closet doors!


3. Wallpaper a wall… or all!

Wallpaper is making a comeback! That’s right, you read that correctly. All good things come back around eventually, and wallpaper is one of them. It’s another great option to adding dimension to a room. I am in love with this floral wallpaper nursery.


4. Stencil a wall.

You can purchase already made stencils or you can make them yourself! There are a ton of options for patterns; you just have to figure out which one you want to use in which room!


5. Add wood slats to a wall.

This is probably my favorite of all because I just LOVE the way it looks. You can add wood slats to a large wall or a small wall, but either way you will not be disappointed. It’s a beautiful way to add a POP to any room. We added wood slats to a small wall in our master bathroom and it’s still one of my favorite home decor projects to date.


I hope you found this week’s decor tips helpful and inspiring! Remember to leave us any suggestions of things you’d like tips on and we would be happy to add it to our list! I hope you all have a great weekend.



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