HOW TO HANG PICTURES WITHOUT NAILS
Last month, I was invited by Command up to Reading to do a styled shoot in an incredible location to show off their picture hanging strips. If you haven't heard of them you MUST get on board. These are a serious game changer! They let you hang artwork and other objects without nails or damage to your walls. HELLO RENTERS CAN YOU HEAR ME?!
Of course I didn't just want to do the usual and show you how to hang artwork. I wanted to make the artwork as well. Now for any of you avid readers you'll probably have realised I'm not like, that DIY savvy at all.
But art... art I can get down with.
So I set about making a plan for a 9 piece original. Because why show off these amazing strips on one piece, why not 9?!
PIN ME FOR LATER!
(You'll see there is a recurring theme in terms of me over stretching myself. Last year with Command I attempted to make a hanging bauble tree using only fishing wire. That was... interesting).
Once I had the 'plan' (shitty drawing to try and make sense of what was in my head) I went and bought the products needed. I think this all came to about £20 in total so this is a really affordable way to create artwork that takes up a large space.
I used thick card paper and a sheet of pink sugar paper, as well as black and gold acrylic paint, all from Hobbycraft.
I then bought cheap frames from Ikea, but you could find even nicer ones at Desenio as they have some thin gold frames from like £6 or something. Bargain.
Once all prepped at home we headed up to Reading to meet the Command crew! I've been an ambassador for Command strips for two years now. I honestly think they are one of the most bloody genius things ever invented and they've even inspired me to think about what kind of problem solving inventions I could come up with.
I haven't gotten far to be honest.
Anyway look! Strips, hooks, clips! They have it all, damage free.
It's so easy to get the strips all stuck on and your artwork hung... take a look at this video to see what I mean!
And here's a look at my finished masterpiece hanging!
Really happy with hoe this turned out. It didn't take long to make or much money and it took me about 10 minutes to hang all of it.
Hope this inspires you to think about creating some of your own artwork if you can't find something that suits you. Now I just need to work out where this will go in my flat!
*This post has been in collaboration with Command 3m. I only work with brands whose products I love and use regularly myself.*