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How to Make a Hanger for Frames or Artwork

Am I the only one who thinks hangers for artwork (hooks, sawtooth hangers, etc.) are horribly expensive? Possibly…

When I was a kid, I had this peg rack that my grandmother sent me with soda can tabs as the hanging hardware! To me, that is one hanger that is incredibly cheap plus I’m doing my part to recycle when I use them! They are sturdy and can be completely hidden behind a frame or other artwork. I used them to hang the Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Organizer I made as well as the PB Inspired Beadboard Peg Shelf.



  • Soda Can tab
  • Small Washer
  • 1/2″ screw

1. Mark the position for the hanger and place the soda can tab over the mark.


2. Place the washer over the smaller hole on the tab and drive the screws.

 SANY1710  SANY1711

How easy is that??


Until next time,

Happy Creating!


Originally posted 2012-12-20 08:00:17.

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  • I have used soda can tabs for years as hanger hardware. u are right, they are very sturdy!

  • Kelly Jo

    You so impress me! Love it! Thank you

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so very much! Stop by again soon!