The end result:
I still don’t fully trust this for breakable objects like plates, but for small, lightweight items like the wreath in my Valentine mantel…
or the quilted letter in my Hallway command center, this trick is perfect!
For each of the three categories above, I recommend using a traditional picture hanger like the one pictured below to mount the art on your wall (make sure it is rated for a weight to accommodate your art). These are very inexpensive, and can be found at Walmart, Target or any home improvement store. Why not just use a nail on its own? These hangers do wonders to protect your walls from unsightly damage, and the way they are anchored ensures they won’t eventually be pulled out of the wall by the weight of the artwork.
But what about situations when you want to hang a large, heavy object on a wall in a place where there is no stud to be found, and you know your drywall won’t be strong to enough to hold the piece on its own? I’ve got you covered there, too!