Picture hanging tip: lining up images with mats


If you’ve ever tried to line up your photos or images so that the mat frames the exact spot you want, you know how tricky that can be. All too often, you flip the image over, tape it to the mat, flip it to check it – only to discover, it’s not even. You flip it over again, un-tape, adjust, re-tape, flip again – it’s time consuming and frustrating.

There is a better way! The next time you’re in that situation, you’ll want to remember this tip, because it’ll save you a ton of time.

The trick? Place a piece of tape on the back of your image, sticky side up.  Yes, facing up!

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Place the mat over the part you want to frame. 

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Press the top of the mat to stick. 

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Insert in the frame and you’re done! How easy is that? P.S. To avoid any glare when taking pictures for this article, I didn’t put the glass in the frame.

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It’s so simple, but yet so useful – especially if you’re creating a family gallery wall and you’re framing lots of pictures of people.

Here’s a short video that explains this time saving tip.

I used this tip when creating this fun heart display in my daughter’s bedroom just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

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Do you have any picture hanging tips you’d like to share? Go ahead and share them in the comments box below for everyone to read.

Thanks for dropping by. Talk to you soon.

Liette Tousignant
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating

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