DIY Poster Hanger

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial I am forever hunting for simple, unique solutions for hanging large photos. These gold corner frames are my favorite so far. Otherwise I’ve been a little noncommittal about hanging photos up until this point. But these walls aren’t going to decorate themselves… It’s time to get busy!

Today I’m excited to team up with Canon USA to share a fun, budget-friendly, EASY solution for creating a cute DIY frame. You can make them in any size and wood stain to fit your unique vibe.

Ready, set, go!

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial)Supplies:
-14″ long wood strips that are 1 1/2″ wide by 1/2″ thick (x4) (either have your pieces cut at a home improvement store or cut to size with a jig saw)
-3/4″ wood screws or nails
-small eye screws (x2)
-wood stain and rags
-leather cord
Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial First you’ll want to print your photo. I printed mine the largest I could—13×19″—on my PIXMA iP8720. To get the most out of the page and the largest possible print, you’ll want to ensure you’re selecting borderless printing in the print options. I can’t say enough about how well this printer handles black and white photos—really captures the contrast of the photo.

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial Begin by using the wood stain and rags to stain the wood whatever shade you desire (you may need more than one coat to get the best color). You could also paint the wood. You’ll need two wood pieces for the bottom hanger and two for the top part of the hanger. On the back piece of the top hanger, screw in two eye screws about 1 1/2″ from either edge.

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial Take your printed poster (face down) and sandwich the bottom of the poster between the two bottom pieces of your hanger. Use three nails or screws to attach the two pieces of wood together from the back side, but make sure you are attaching them in a spot that will go through the poster as well so that the wood doesn’t just fall off the bottom when you lift it up. If you don’t plan on changing out the photo in the future, then it’s easier to use nails, but if you think you’ll want to take the hangers apart and change the photo, then I would use screws.

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial Repeat the process with the top two hanger pieces, attach a piece of leather cord to the eye screws to create a loop to hang your frame from, and you are ready to hang your frame!

Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial Make your own wood frame poster hanger! (click through for tutorial Who wants to make one this weekend?

I think they would also look super cute in a row of three in a hallway. Maybe with white wood and gold cord? Customize it to your heart’s desire and be sure to tag us at #ABMcrafty when you make one! xx- Elsie

DIY Poster Hanger

Instructions

  1. First you’ll want to print your photo. I printed mine the largest I could—13×19″—on my PIXMA iP8720. To get the most out of the page and the largest possible print, you’ll want to ensure you’re selecting borderless printing in the print options. I can’t say enough about how well this printer handles black and white photos—really captures the contrast of the photo.

  2. Begin by using the wood stain and rags to stain the wood whatever shade you desire (you may need more than one coat to get the best color). You could also paint the wood. You’ll need two wood pieces for the bottom hanger and two for the top part of the hanger. On the back piece of the top hanger, screw in two eye screws about 1 1/2″ from either edge.

  3. Take your printed poster (face down) and sandwich the bottom of the poster between the two bottom pieces of your hanger. Use three nails or screws to attach the two pieces of wood together from the back side, but make sure you are attaching them in a spot that will go through the poster as well so that the wood doesn’t just fall off the bottom when you lift it up. If you don’t plan on changing out the photo in the future, then it’s easier to use nails, but if you think you’ll want to take the hangers apart and change the photo, then I would use screws.

  4. Repeat the process with the top two hanger pieces, attach a piece of leather cord to the eye screws to create a loop to hang your frame from, and you are ready to hang your frame!

 Author: Elsie Larson. Photography and Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.  

  • Very simple and effective. Really so much excited!!! Next week i will go to try it with follow your instructions. can you please let me know What types of paper you used here? if possible please share link.

  • This was super easy to follow DIY, and I absolutely LOVE the results! I highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you

  • Did you give Joann Fabrics permission to re-use your image? https://www.joann.com/diy-post-hanger/1479260P144.html

  • This is really awesome, planning to print the picture and hang on my wall as well. Loved it.

  • I’m planning to print the picture at staples . What kind of print should I get , I mean any particular type of paper ?

  • Can you change out the picture in this frame or would you have to make a whole new frame for a new picture? I’ve seen some where they have magnets in the wood so you can change the picture. Just wondering if this is something similar.

  • This was a super easy to follow DIY, and I absolutely LOVE the results! I highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you A Beautiful Mess!

  • I’m so excited!!! Going to try and make my own from recycled fence pieces for a local dance studio. Hurricane Michael has left or county fenceless and treeless with debris piles in some places 15-20ft. So much just waiting to be DIY’d. Making lemonade out of ????;-) thanks for the idea!

  • This isn’t on my to do list but I also read that you could attach magnets inside so that you don’t have to damage your art! I have several pieces I want to do this to but I just don’t want to put a hole in them as they’re not just prints but art I’ve purchased ????

    These look so lovely!

  • Awesome. Great ideas. I am making a product for family picture. It is nice.

  • Wow! nice ideas for wall hanging, nice art for wall. Thanks for posting……

  • A note on the grommets or eyelets: Can you tell me the difference? Because I can’t figure it out. I compared the grommet kit and the eyelet kit at the craft store. Aside from having different names, they are exactly the same. Grommets. Eyelets. Use whatever makes you happy (or whatever is on sale at the craft store).

  • This is beautiful Elsie ! Love this DiY wall hanging poster which gives an artistic look to this living room wall. You are so creative and talented.

  • Such a great idea! I have actually been needing leather cord for a project I’m doing. Where did you get yours?

  • This is stunning! Gonna have to try it for myself!

    Sheena Sreekeessoon
    http://afashionstudentsdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Great idea. I love when you have the DIY projects that look more complicated than they are. I feel even more accomplished after finishing them lol.

    www.throughmyowneyes.com

  • It’s really a remarkable ideas for the couple. Like it very much.

  • Love the DIY!! Also I’m in love with the plant in this pic.. Do you know the name of it? Thanks so much!

  • I think I might have to do this for a candid black and white wedding pic in our home! Maybe it will help make a classy photo more more casual for everyday seeing? I love your candid lifestyle pic in the tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • This is such a fun and cute idea! I love it!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • Great idea! I have also seen people use magnets to hold the photo between the two pieces of wood instead of nails. I love it!

    www.farihawajid.com

  • I’ve seen these at Anthro and even put one in my cart to purchase on Amazon but low and behold I can now make this myelf!! Thank you for the idea and constant inspiration xoxox

  • I love this look and have been thinking about making something similar — this looks way easier, but I have a question about the type of paper you printed on. If I use like an engineering print, will the nails on the bottom just rip the paper? What kind of paper are you using here? Thanks!

  • Love the idea! A must for my new home 🙂
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  • Great! And if you don’t have time to do it yourself, you can always buy it in our shop https://myloview.com

  • What a fabulous idea! It’s simple, but makes such a bold statement all at once! Thanks for sharing.

  • This is great! I have a bunch of posters I’ve wanted to put up on the cheap (they’re big so framing them wasn’t my favored option).

  • What color is the white on your walls, I really like it. The othe r is also adorable:)

  • That is so lovely, I just got a new flat and I think I have to try this DIY!

    Ingrid x
    www.thatscandinavianfeeling.com

  • What a fun idea! What kind of house plant is that in the first photo?

    Kate x
    http://kateboheme.blogspot.com/

  • Oh totally pinning this so that I can keep it in mind for when I make my gallery wall in my new apartment. I love this!!

  • I’m going to do this for my friends and hand them out as gifts to everyone I know who’s graduating this year. Thank you for the wonderful idea!
    xx
    Ella
    http://www.thirteenoctobers.com

  • I made something similar a couple of weeks ago and I love it. Yours is super cute too, especially with the leather.

    Here’s my version:
    http://www.livingprettyblog.com/2016/02/a-simple-diy-framed-poster.html?m=1

    Lizzie xo

  • This is super cute, especially with the leather. I made a similar one here: http://www.livingprettyblog.com/2016/02/a-simple-diy-framed-poster.html?m=1

  • This is an awesome idea, I still have two posters that need to be hanged and I am anxious to nail them right to the wall, so this is a great solution!
    http://www.makeandmess.com/

  • This is so lovely. Really like the idea to hang up wall art like that 🙂

  • Love this! So easy to make. Going to try this now!

    http://www.llindatt.com

  • Brilliant post as usual Elsie !I am definitely going to do this for my bedroom! I have my poster readyy, need to get my woods strips to start working on this
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  • So cute & special with a picture of the two of you 🙂 Can’t wait to do one myself!

    www.thefrench75.ca

  • A cute, simple idea for creative photo displays! A suggestion, though: in cases where people would like to change the poster out, I would use 2 pieces of wood (instead of 4) and 1) use a few sets of strong magnets to keep the poster in place (magnets going on the back of the wood strips) or 2) carve (you can offer your expertise if you have a good way to do this) a thin crevice into the wood strips so that the poster slips in – much the same way you have the poster, but useful if you want to switch out posters.

  • Love love love this! I have a collection of small prints I’ve been wanting to hang but I haven’t been able to figure out what I wanted to do. This may be the solution I’ve been looking for!

  • Wow, what a super cute DIY!! I have a few spots in mind in my apartment this would be perfect for. I’m thinking with a grey wash on the wood and maybe some brown rope/string? Thanks for sharing!
    Xo, Alex / http://www.sincerely-alex.com

  • Hi Elsie, I was literally just thinking about doing something like this! And now I know how to do it! So gorgeous I think I’d love to do three in a row (one for each of my kiddos!) and I love the idea of making the wood white. You’re brilliant as always!

    Http://www.cleantothecore.com

  • I love this idea! It looks so nice, but is so easy! I will definitely be making a few of these!

    Laura
    http://laurelandfern.com/

  • I love this idea! I’m re-decorating my room at the moment so i’ll definitely be giving this a shot ^_^ xxx

  • Such a cute DIY! I can see three in a row painted in different pastel shades 🙂

  • I have that same plant in my house – but it was a gift so I’m not sure what it is. How do you keep yours so happy!? Such a pretty pink!

  • Ohhh you got me hooked, wood, leather, black & white photo… perfect for my studio!

    love, from http://www.inwhirlofinspiration.com/

  • Wow! I really want to give this a go. What a beautiful addition to your home!

    Chloe x

    http://cloclocreative.com/

  • Yes! I think they would work really well for a hallway!
    Send me a photo if you make them. 🙂
    xx- Elsie

  • Thank you!! 🙂 And I would love to see it if you make one!
    xx- Elsie

      • Hi Haley! You can use any kind of printer paper, but something a little thicker would be best.

  • I made one of these a while back but I painted the wood gold and used white rope cord…I never thought of using leather cord! Love it!

  • weird. I was just thinking. “Oh, three of these would fit in my hallway” then scrolled down to see you suggested the same thing. Love them! Super simple and unique.

  • I want to make one!! Wow how cute!! I literally awwwed because that pic is so cute and I can’t believe how simple and practical this is!! =)

    I might make one for my cubicle at work. I’ve been using old calendar pretty pages to spruce up my windowless workspace! This would totally make it cuter!! =)

    Thank you!

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