Picture-Hanging for Dummies

Art and photography lovers will be happy to know that their family photos and prized paintings can be hung on any surface with the help of adhesive picture-hanging strips. Sturdy, durable and waterproof, these adhesives eliminate the need for nails, screws and holes. So if you've been trying to figure out how to make holes in your cool exposed-brick apartment wall, here's a solution.

We suggest:3M Command™ Adhesive Small and Medium Picture-Hanging Strips, sold at The Container Store, Michael's and Walgreen's. The small-picture hanging strips come in four sets of fasteners, each set holding up to 1 pound. The medium-sized picture-hanging strips includes three sets of fasteners, each holding up to 3 pounds. And you can combine sets to maximize holding power.

Why we love it: The 3M Command™ strips can be used on a variety of painted and untreated surfaces such as plaster, wood, glass, tile and cinder block, leaving them free of damage. Plus, you can get them cheaper with coupons from the 3M site. But best of all, they help keep our memories alive, and we love seeing our family photos proudly mounted on our walls.

Click here and here for more damage-free ways to liven your walls.
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