The Best, Easiest Way Yet to Hang Posters and Engineer’s Prints

Engineer’s Print

This one is my favorite picture — his lips caught forever, frozen in that curled up way he used to do when he was a toddler running around the kitchen, grabbing loaves of french bread, saying “This is mine!”  I was quite happy to turn this into a life-sized, giant poster print, so I can see it whenever I want. susiej posterphoto 4 (11)

Those gorgeous black and white engineer’s prints you get from Staples are a great way to liven up a room. Our guest cottage at the lake was a virtual expanse of white space, just dying for some cheap art.  So, I printed quite a few cherished memories at Staples and brought them back to the lake for hanging.

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Untitled-2Those huge prints are cumbersome. You can try spry mounting them onto foam core, but it’s a hassle, and always leaves bubbles in your finished project. You can take those prints to Hobby Lobby to have them professional mounted on foam core, but you’ll pay upwards of $20, which is not an option if you’re decorating on the cheap. Hard to justify, when you only spent $4.00 on the print itself.

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Here’s a great solution:

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Dowel Rods.

You can find dowel rods at craft stores, and your local hardware store. Pick two up, that are at least two inches wider than your poster.

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Hot glue the dowel rods to the very top and bottom of your poster — leaving an evenly spaced amount of rod on each side of your poster.

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Use twine, or fishing line to tie each end of the dowel rod on the top of your poster, and hang.  A simple thumbtack will do the trick.


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