No Measure Tip For Hanging Art With Double Hooks

Do you cringe when you have to hang wall art that has two picture hooks? All that measuring to get both nails lined up perfectly on the wall, much less getting it level. In my former life as a home stager, I learned a way to get the job done faster and hung perfectly level EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. If you've never heard of this No measure tip for hanging art with double hooks be prepared to have your mind blown!

No-Measure Tip For Hanging Art With Two Hooks


Your picture hanging headaches are over with these 3 simple no-measure steps!

You're welcome 😉

When I learned these three simple steps it rocked my home staging world. It cut the time to hang dozens of wall art every day in half!

But first, before we get into how to hang the art, here's a helpful bonus tip for how to mount D-hooks so they don't move.

Bonus Tip - How to mount D-hook picture hangers so they don't flop up and down

If you want those D-hooks to stay in position as you're hanging vicariously on a ladder trying to catch the nails on the wall, then remember this simple tip.

Hanging Wall Art Tip With D-Ring Picture Hangers

Using the example in the picture above, position the D-hook so the bottom of the loop rests against the upright on the back of the art.

Alternatively, if the art is flat on the back, then put a piece of masking tape over the bottom of the loop and pull the loop towards you slightly to hold in position while you hang the art.

Tip 1 - Tape is your new best friend when hanging art

No-Measure Hanging Wall Art Tip 1

Run a piece of painter's tape (for fresh painted walls) or masking tape across the back of the art and over the loops of the D-hooks. Make sure it's nice and straight. Mark the top center of both D-rings - where the nail will rest on the hook when hanging on the wall (as pictured above).

Tip 2 - Move the tape to the wall

No-Measure Hanging Wall Art Tip 2

Remove the tape from the back of the art and place it on the wall. Use a level to make sure the tape is straight (as pictured above).

Tip 3 - Mark the holes on the wall

No-Measure Hanging Wall Art Tip 3

With an Awl, punch holes into the wall where you've marked the dots on the tape. Now remove the tape.

If you're lucky enough to hit a stud, then hammer picture hanging nails into the punched holes. More likely than not you didn't hit a stud and will need to mount drywall anchors, especially if your art is heavy (as pictured above).

Voila, perfectly straight wall art hung without that pesky time-consuming measuring!

Bonus Tip 2 - Scratch Resistant Ladder

I've had a few of you mention how you think our idea of wrapping the top of the ladder with foam so the walls don't get scratched is brilliant. If you plan on using this idea, it is very important that you use something that provides friction so the ladder isn't slippery against the wall.

I've included a supply list for hanging wall art below. It contains affiliate links for products I used or recommend for this project. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.

Supply List

D-hook picture hangers
Painters Tape
Pen or Pencil
48-inch Level
Drywall Anchors
Power Drill or Screwdriver (for anchors)
Hammer and Picture Hanging Nails

I hope you found these tips helpful and that next time you have to hang art with two picture hooks that you walk away doing the happy dance at how easy it was using these simple tricks.

I'd be so thankful if you pinned this idea or shared it with a friend. With gratitude! -Marie

Tips For Hanging Wall Art The Easy Way

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  1. Tips for hanging wall art are ALWAYS so useful, Marie! I feel like I've tried so many methods, and this one is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. LOL, that's exactly what I said when I learned this trick! Happy picture hanging, Tania 😉

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    1. Glad to hear you found this tip helpful, Susie! I've been meaning to write this tutorial for months.

  4. Oh my goodness Marie these are awesome tips! Thank you! We had a great Halloween. Glad to hear yours was awesome as well.

    1. You're welcome, Christina, glad you liked the picture hanging tips!

  5. I am pinning this for sure. I always have trouble getting the pictures to line up. This will help.

    1. So glad you found these tips helpful, Debra. You will be amazed how quick and easy it is next time you hang wall art. Thanks for the pin 😄

  6. WHAT!!!!!! I hate those darn hooks and here's the thing, most of the portraits I paint for exhibitions, they specify that you need to add those bloody D-Hooks. Whyyyyyyyyyyy, but these tips will make it so much easier. I may just slip a note on the back of the portraits for when someone buys one, so they don't have to struggle.

    1. Good idea Michelle, I'm sure they'd appreciate the helpful tip! I knew you were an artist but had no idea you painted portraits and sold at art exhibits. You're amazing!!!

  7. Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU!!! I am sooo happy I saw this because I hate, hate, hate these wretched hooks and now....NOT anymore!!! Genius, just genius!

    1. LOL, you sound as excited as I was when I learned this trick! So glad I've made your picture hanging days easier, Karolyn. 😄

  8. Easy Peasy. Same way I hang my item on the wall that have double hangers.
    I did pick up a tip in the photo with your ladder; taping on foam to keep from making marks on the wall. I do think I have some pool noodles around here somewhere that I can use. Pool noodles are great for having around for projects just like this. I have used the pool noodles to wrap around the legs of our bed cause it seemed like I was always stubbing my toe on the corner leg of the bed. Works like a charm.

    1. Hi Colleen, glad to hear you already knew about this handy picture hanging tip, and happy to hear you took away another handy tip instead! Pool noodles should work great too. As long as there is some friction in whatever you use so the ladder doesn't slide easily against the wall. Gotta love the pool noodles for so many purposes.

  9. Perfect! Love this hack to make those kinds of life struggles avoidable. Pinning!


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