A Simple Tip // How to Attach a Picture Hanger to a Plastic or Metal Frame

I've been making some progress in our dining room that I hope to share in the next week or so. In the meantime, I wanted to share a quick, simple tip that I just used in that room.

Awhile back I picked up two small gold frames at a yard sale. At the time, I didn't pay any attention to the hanging hardware on the back of the frame. As it turns out, there was not any hardware and it was actually a plastic frame. Normally, with a wood frame, I'd just hammer in some new hardware.

Initially I tried this mounting tape {affiliate link}, which works great for some applications. I've used it many times for temporary things like hanging garland or a poster for parties. However -- whether due to the weight of the frame, the material of the frame or maybe even the finish on the wall -- it was not working for this application. Within a few days, the frame fell off the wall... luckily the glass didn't break!

That is when it occurred to me that I should try a product that I've used many times before {like here and here} called E-6000.

It's a heavy duty glue that works on many different materials.

I applied the glue to the hardware first, then pressed the hardware onto the frame.

Give the glue plenty of time to dry. I let these dry 24 hours before hanging.

I'm pleased with this easy solution and am glad to have it for other items we may want to display on our walls -- like, say, a souvenir or memento that isn't "made for hanging."

What other creative ways have you come up with to hang a frame that isn't wooden or a non-traditional piece of art?

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