Make a simple poster hanger using rope and grommets. Follow this video tutorial to make easy and inexpensive DIY wall art in any style!
When it comes to shopping, three things make me really happy: office supplies, fabric, and paper. Yes, I know I’m really weird. I just love browsing the different options and varieties.
That’s what happened to me the other day at a paper store. I saw this bird gift wrap sheet, and I thought to myself, “I should hang that in our living room.” So I did.
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Here’s what you will need to make this DIY Poster Hanger:
- 1 large sheet of gift wrap paper or a poster
- duck tape
- measuring tape or ruler
- grommet or eyelet kit
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).
Video Tutorial: DIY Poster Hanger with Rope
Begin by lining the edges of the back of your poster with duck tape. I know this sound a little bit silly, but I did it on this poster project, and it’s still holding up perfectly. By lining the edges with tape, you help ensure that the edges of your poster don’t rip if someone bumps against it.
Measure the center points for your grommets. I measured 1 inch from the top and 1.5 inches from the side of the poster. Then cut a small circle around this center point.
Be very careful here! You don’t want to bend or wrinkle the poster. Try using a small, pointy pair of scissors for this step.
Following the kit instructions, attach grommets to each of the corner holes. In addition to the top two corners, I also added grommets to the bottom corners. This just helped weight the poster and add a little decoration as well.
Run the rope through each of the grommets and secure with a knot.
When it came time to hang my poster, I simply looped the rope and attached the rope to the wall with a hammer and nail.
I had a little bit of trouble getting the poster to hang level, so I secured the bottom corners with removable double-sided tape (my go-to solution for pretty much anything that won’t stay level).
Lisa @ NatureImmerse says
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!