How to Install D-rings on a Picture Frame

Don’t you hate it when you buy a picture frame and realize it has no hardware? 😩 You’re not alone. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how to install D-rings on your frame in a few easy steps!

Step 1: Know which side is up

Sounds silly, right? Well, you wouldn’t believe the amount of times we got this one wrong! Make a mental or physical note which side of the frame should face up, so that not only are your photos shown the right side up, but the hardware is installed properly.

Step 2: Measure the length of the frame

Here’s where we do some simple math. 

To find where exactly to put the D-rings, you’ll need to measure the length of the frame and divide it by three. Then measure the frame from the top, down to ⅓ of the length. Use a pencil to mark this spot - that’s where the D-ring goes. Do the same on the other side of the frame.

The total length of our frame is 16.5”. 16.5/3 = 5.5. 5.5” is a third of our frame length.

Although we say it’s simple math, we still used a calculator. No harm in double checking!

Step 3: Install the D-rings

Center the D-ring (the part where the screw goes in) with your pencil mark. Use a screwdriver or small drill if you have one (although not necessary) to screw in the ring. Keep the ring triangle facing up. It’s that easy. Sometimes we think things are more complicated than they are.

And there you have it! Perfectly even D-rings. Now you’re ready to hang your frame.

Curious to see what this final space looks like? Or how we hung the frame? Check out our blog post on we hung our frame using Hang & Level™ or watch this short video below.

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