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Hanging pictures up without putting holes in the wall?

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I recall seeing something somewhere that you can use to hang pictures on the wall without using nails and putting holes in the walls. I don't remember where I saw it (maybe a commercial or even here on QVC), but it seems to me it might have been made by the 3M company. Does anybody know what I'm talking about or do you have any other ideas for hanging pictures without putting holes in the wall? Thanks!

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mareandasp­are1321642552.1135102 PostsRegistered 3/21/2007

Hi sue98-

Are you trying to hang up pictures of that handsome 50 year old husband of yours{#emotions_dlg.confused1}Wink

The 3m company makes Command hooks. I have bought them at Craft stores before and they work great!


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sue981321642792.0773685 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007
On 11/18/2011 mareandaspare said:

Hi sue98-

Are you trying to hang up pictures of that handsome 50 year old husband of yours{#emotions_dlg.confused1}Wink

The 3m company makes Command hooks. I have bought them at Craft stores before and they work great!

LOL.......nah....I want to hang some pictures up in my newly repainted bedroom. I wonder if these hooks you bought are availabe at Kmart. Can you tell me a little more about them, please? Thanks!

mareandasp­are1321643430.025102 PostsRegistered 3/21/2007

Sue- I used them last year to hang the stockings and a few Christmas photos. I do see them at other retailers, but my AC Moore store had a coupon. You basically find the area you want to hang, apply this gummy adhesive, then your hook, then your picture or whatever. Easy and it worked great and no marks on my 200 year old plaster walls! They come in many varieties depending on weight of picture, etc. Hope this helps!

mare


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terrier31321649490.7528969 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007

I got a heavy metal 3M hook for the back of the door of my master bath.

They work fantastic on wallpaper too...no marks at all.

Krimpette1321650123.06710416 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

I LOVE those 3M Command hooks. I get mine at Target or Home Depot. Great product!

Luckylu II1321650567.8971408 PostsRegistered 2/7/2011

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CelticCraf­ter1321653110.1871294 PostsRegistered 11/9/2004

They do work great until what you are hanging is one ounce over the weight limit.

They mean it and it will come crashing to the floor.

Ask me how I know, lol.

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Lilysmom1321653251.4833240 PostsRegistered 11/24/2007

Celtic Crafter, I was wondering about that. I would rather patch a hole in the wall than have a picture fall down lol. LM

Hoovermom1321654116.0772520 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

You could use the heavy duty velcro for putting things on the wall. I found it at Walmart.

Burnsite1321660011.4177587 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

Hi, Sue, I use the command hooks and some of them work and some. . .not so well.

They sell them on Amazon.com, and it is good to check out the reviews there. You can still buy them locally, but personally I am glad I read the reviews.

I can boil the consensus down: Do _not_ use them for pictures framed in glass.

Some of them do fall down even when installed according to directions. So nothing precious should be hung on them.

I have a few that work great for heavy towels. But I got a command shower caddy that fell, Zenlike, in the middle of the night for no reason. There wasn't _anything_ in the caddy. It was installed acc. to directions. I should have paid attention to how they included a second, back up, strip on that item.

The others. . . unbelievably convenient. I have hard plaster walls in a recently reno'd bathroom and am just using command hooks for the towels, and towels are heavy. No problem so far (about a year).

I still would never hook an expensive framed picture that I valued on one of them. Sometimes they fail.

Buck-i-Nana1321662227.748241 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

3M makes Command Picture Hanging Strips that are a velcro type hook and loop system. One part goes on the back of the picture the other part on the wall. They have them that hold various weights, and of course, you use more than one per picture so they are very secure.

I've used them without any problems at all.

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sue981321797747.5633685 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Thanks, everybody. I did find these at Dollar General, but I decided against getting them, as the package basically said not to hang anything valuable. I just redid my bedroom, and I bought several Amish countryside pictures that are framed in glass. I really don't want to see these beautiful pictures come crashing down. I might use the 3M strips for some of my smaller decor pieces such as wreaths and such. Thanks again for the reviews!

smhr661321800417.752384 PostsRegistered 9/5/2010Laid Back and Mellow Small Town USA

I use the Command brand damage free hangers found at Walmart, especially for some holiday decorating. You can go to a craft store like Hobby Lobby or other for wall hangers.

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