HOW TO MAKE A CLOTHESPIN PICTURE HANGER
by Britton Walters

We have found an easy and nifty way to hang pictures, postcards or other smaller flat items to your wall. It makes use of an object you might already have in your junk drawer, a simple wooden clasping clothespin. If you don’t like what is hanging from it one day, open the clothespin and replace the displayed item with a new one.

This is a pretty easy project, but requires the use of an electric drill, so as with all power tools, be careful and pay attention to what you are doing.

MATERIALS
 Flat item to hang
 Small finishing nails or brads
Thick piece of scrap wood
Wooden clasping clothes pin

TOOLS
Electric drill and bit (slightly larger than diameter of nail head)
Hammer

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove one of the wooden halves of the clothespin and place it on the scrap wood. The wood is there so that you can freely drill through the clothespin.

Carefully drill a hole near the end of the half of the clothespin. You will be drilling on the end you squeeze to open the pin. This hole should be slightly larger than the head of the nail you will hang it from. Once this is done reassemble the clothespin.

Drive a nail into the wall where you want to hang the pin from. You should leave about a 1/4” to 1/2” of the nail exposed. It should also be driven in at a slight angle into the wall.

Place the picture you want to hang in the clothespin and then hang the pin from the nail. Voila!

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