Attach your own sawtooth hanger to your wood signs
Even if you’ve never used a hammer in your entire life you can quickly pick up this new skill to attach hanging hardware to your signs. You might enjoy this so much that you start using other tools. Not that long ago a hammer was pretty much the only tool I knew how to operate. I was deathly afraid of all power tools but over time I have grown a love, really an obsession, for them and now use power tools daily. You can read more about what power tools I recommend for crafty people and about how I’ve overcome that very real fear that a miter saw would completely chop me in half. Thank goodness that fear is behind me so I can make amazing projects and share them with you.
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When you’re done reading this tutorial be sure to check out my other tips for sign painting. Like how to save money on stencil film for sign painting, how to build a pallet style sign, and these 6 must haves for stenciling wooden signs.
HOW TO ADD YOUR OWN HANGING HARDWARE TO YOUR HOME DECOR
Here’s what you need
Flip your sign so that you have the front facing down. Be sure you have it so you are working on the top and not the bottom of the sign. Measure to find the middle of the wood sign and make a mark with a pencil.
2. PLACE YOUR HARDWARE
Attach a piece of tape to the front of your sawtooth hanger, masking tape works great for this but you can use regular scotch tape if that’s all you have. Then place it evenly where you made your pencil mark. The tape helps hold down the hardware so it doesn’t move around when attaching it to your sign.
3. HAMMER YOUR NAILS IN
Once you have you masking tape holding your sawtooth hanger in place you can hammer your nails in. Hold your nail steady with one hand and lightly tap it with the hammer using your other hand. It doesn’t take much force to drive these small nails in so take your time. If you hammer too hard you can smash your sawtooth hanger and then have to replace it with a new sawtooth hanger. After you have one nail in do the same for the second nail. Then remove the masking tape.
Now you’re ready to hang your sign up on your wall and enjoy it! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.