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Feb 15 2017
11 months ago
3:01 PM MST

The EASIEST Way to Hang Photos

Feb 15, 2017 @ 3:01 PM MST
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Want to hang something easily without using a hammer & nails and putting big holes in your wall?

You have got to check out Gorilla and Monkey Hooks! I recently discovered these hooks after hearing about how great they are from Collin and her sister, Bryn. Yesterday, I started a new gallery wall in our hallway and used them to hang a few photo frames.

The Amazing Monkey Hook is one of the most innovative and fun-to-use products you have ever discovered! It’s Low Profile feature results in a hook that is only nominally visible and makes only a tiny hole. The Amazing Monkey Hook is a lightweight, super-strong spring steel product that enables anyone to hang a picture, mirror, or wall accessory of up to 50 lbs. securely and in just seconds, with No Tools Needed!


I picked up this handy variety pack from Amazon that comes with…
  • TEN original Monkey Hooks for hanging photos and signs weighing up to 20 pounds
  • TEN Gorilla Hooks that can hang heavier items up to 40 pounds
  • TEN Flush Mount hooks for hanging items less than 10 pounds flush to the wall. how-to-use-monkey-hooks
These are SO simple to use!

Puncture the drywall with the long end, twist it around to lock and insert the rest of hook. Make sure the end of the hanger hook is facing up as shown. Then just hang your picture or sign.

Note: Monkey Hooks are meant to hang items conveniently through drywall between studs in the wall. They will not go through studs.


In all honesty, hanging photos, artwork, or signs is one of my least favorite tasks because I’m not patient with it, but it’s also one of my favorite ways to personalize our space!

Tip: if you’re just hanging one thing, then your cellphone can be used in a pinch with lots of free level tool apps available.


If you’re hanging a bunch of photos in a row, like this gallery wall I completed previously in my home, then a Point & Line Laser Level tool is your best friend. We used it to point and draw straight lines using chalk to guide where to hang, and then just easily erased lines when done.

Ps. I love using IKEA photo frames because they are inexpensive and clean looking when hung in a group!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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