How to Hang a Photo Collage

Why didn't I think of this? How to hang a photo collage using the easiest method!

Hanging several pictures in a straight line can seem a bit daunting, but keep reading and your photo hanging fears will flee! I’m going to teach you how to hang a photo collage using a simple method that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that??” Ready for it????

I decided to take our family pictures from this year (from Jessica Downey Photo) and put them on canvas. The sizes I ordered were kind of random- I didn’t think I was going to use all of these together and I wasn’t sure what size I wanted the big picture to be, but when I got them all together, I actually really liked them grouped.

(The sizes are 4- 12×12’s, 1- 24×32 & 1- 20×30)

Here is where the magic happens- are you still with me???

Simply add a small dot of toothpaste to the back of your picture where the nail(s) will go.

(Crest did not pay me for the above picture, though they totally should because it is the only toothpaste I will ever use and I could be a great spokesperson for them!)

Then, press the picture to the wall where you want to hang it so that the toothpaste from the back of your frame sticks to the wall.

Next, put your nail where the toothpaste is…

…and hang your picture!

How simple is that????

Go ahead, you can thank me for saving you time and a bazillion holes in your walls!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in February 2012

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    This is such a great tip and I love your comment about being a spokesperson for Crest. Too funny! I’m hosting a bloglovin’ blog hop today until Sunday. If you get a chance stop by and link up. Bloglovin’ is a great tool that is similar to GFC so when it gets phased out I’ll still be able to read my favorite blogs (ie — yours)!

    • says

      Color color color! I totally agree- that front room is in serious need of some color and I am on the hunt for the perfect rug, but first i need to finish my bathroom and then I will tackle the front room. When are you coming back to AZ to help?

  2. Jessica Downey says

    What an awesome tip! And the wall display looks so great! I loooove it 😉

  3. Corey says

    What sizes did you use? I need to put some pictures I just got made of my kids on the wall and this would be a great way to do it!

  4. Ruth says

    What a fantastic idea! Never have thought about doing this before, but will do it now! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Arael says

    Great idea!! I used this idea just a couple of days ago and it turned out great!!!
    Thanks for the post!