Does an arrangement like this
make you flee, for fear of your wall crumbling around the multitudes of nails used to hang all of the pictures?
It used to make me run too, especially in our first house, an antique with the original plaster walls. It took us years to work up the courage to hang anything up, and even then, we did crumble some of the walls a bit.
Using this trick
will save your walls and make it easy to hang pictures without mistakes and a bunch of nail holes.
1. Make a kraft paper template of each picture you wish to hang.
2. Use blue painter's tape to attach the kraft template and figure out where you want the picture to go.
3. Put picture hanging hardware on walls, directly through the paper.
The pictures will be exactly where you want them, the walls won't crumble and everyone will be happy.
This technique works much better than the ol' masking tape trick
, so give it a try.