Recycle a Soda Can Tab as a Hanger for Artwork!

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

Step One

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


Step Two

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

 SANY1710  SANY1711

How easy is that?? What other types of hangers do you use for frames or artwork?

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


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