DIY Post Hanger

DIY Post Hanger

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: A Beautiful Mess® and Canon USA®
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Additional Information



  • 14” long wood strips that are 1 ½” wide by ½” thick (x4) (either have your pieces cut at a home improvement store or cut to size with a jig saw)
  • ¾” wood screws or nails
  • Small eye screws (x2)
  • Wood stain and rags
  • Leather cord
  • Canon PIXMA Printer


  1. First, print your photo.  To get the most out of your print (ABM suggests printing on 13”x19”) you’ll want to ensure you’re selecting borderless printing in the print options. 
  2. Begin by using the wood stain and rags to stain the wood whatever shade you desire (you may need more than one coat to get the best color).  You could also paint the wood.  You’ll need two wood pieces for the bottom hanger and two for the top part of the hanger.  On the back piece of the top hanger, screw in two eye screws about 1 ½” from either edge.
  3. Take your printed poster (face down) and sandwich the bottom of the poster between the two bottom pieces of your hanger.  Use three nails or screws to attach the two pieces of wood together from the back side, but make sure you are attaching them in a spot that will go through the poster as well so that the wood doesn’t just fall off of the bottom when you lift it up.  If you don’t plan on changing out the photo in the future, then it’s easier to use nails, but if you think you’ll want to take the hangers apart and change the photo, use screws.
  4. Repeat the process with the top two hanger pieces, attach a piece of leather cord to the eye screws to create a loop to hang your frame from, and you are ready to hang your frame.