There’s nothing better than a quick and cheap project. Follow along to make this cheap and easy DIY wooden poster hanger in 5 simple steps.
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This is probably obvious, but you’ll need to start here. Maybe you already have a poster that just needs a frame, maybe you’ve been eying one for a while, but didn’t have an excuse to just get it. Or maybe you need to start from the beginning completely and find a poster that you love. Regardless, follow along for the simple step by step.
I grabbed this dowel rod from Lowe’s when I was there this morning. It was under $3 for a four foot rod. Which was plenty for my poster, I even had a little extra.
As for finding posters… I have a few ideas for you.
I got this book a while back, and I’m not even sure why. But it’s been amazing. It’s a book full of ready to hang botanical prints… all different colors and different types of flowers. It’s a great investment, as you have an entire book at your disposal. I did a similar project last year using a botanical print from this book. You can find it here. I would recommend, however, making several of these that coordinate, since they are on the smaller side.
One of my new favorite things to do is find “printable art” on Etsy, purchase it, download it and send it to Costco to get it printed. It’s really simple and cheap and the possibilities are honestly limitless.
#2 Cut the dowel rod
The only saw that I have is a miter box like this one. So you better believe that’s what I used. If it’s at all possible to complete my projects with this saw, that’s what I do.
Measure and cut the dowel rods to your desired size.
#3 Hot glue poster to dowel rod
While there are many methods to attach your poster to the dowel rod, I used my hot glue gun this time. I was planning on using my heavy duty stapler, but it just didn’t work out.
I put a line of hot glue at the top or bottom of the front of the poster and attached the dowel rod. Hard to say for sure if it will hold or not, but so far it seems pretty sturdy.
#4 Attach string/rope
I feel like this is the 10th post where I’ve said this, but I haven’t seen my twine in so long. Ideally I would’ve used that, but instead I cut a strip of leftover canvas drop cloth fabric and used that.
In a perfect world, I think twine would be best, but fabric works just as well.
#5 Hang it
This part is easy. Grab a hammer and a nail and you’re good to go. I hung this in a few places before I found the winner. So there you have it.
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