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How To Install Security Hangers

There's no space that isn't enhanced with a little framed art. But there are some spaces that need the frames to be extra secured. When displaying framed art in places where it could easily be pulled or knocked off of the wall, like a playroom or when hanging pictures above a couch or bed, it’s a good idea to attach it with a security hanger.

Security hangers can be added to any order but it's important to install them correctly for safety reasons.

Follow along with this video to learn how to install security hangers.

Your security hanger kit will come with all the pieces you need to securely fasten your picture frame to the wall.

Security Hanger Kit Contents

For the installation, you’ll need a drill, a measuring tape, a level, and pliers.

Security Hanger Bracket Installation

On the back of the frame, place the two metal plates at the sides of the top moulding, measuring 1 1/2 inches from the edge of the frame to the center of each plate. Attach them with the screws. Next, attach a third metal plate to the center of the bottom bar.

Mounting Security Brackets to the Wall

Mount the two brackets onto the wall, with the distance between the centers matching the distance between the centers of the two metal plates. Use your level to check the alignment. Then hook the plates onto the brackets.

Gently pressing the bottom edge of your frame against the wall should create a slight impression. Screw your T-screw directly into the middle. Once it’s parallel to the slot in which it will sit, rotate it from horizontal to vertical so it slips into place.

Security Hanger T Screw

Use your wrench behind the frame to turn the T-screw for secure attachment.

Now your frame is securely fastened to the wall and you can have that peace of mind that your frame will stay put no matter what life throws at it!

Ball Hitting Frame

 If you have any questions about installing your security hanging kit, contact us! Our frame experts are always here to help. 


About The Author

Brittany DeMauro Headshot Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.
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Halloween Skull Art

You might have extra cobwebs, fake cemeteries, and creepy jack-o-lanterns displayed OUTSIDE your home this October, but the spooky season calls for Halloween décor inside AND out!  Get inspired on one way to make your basic plastic skull a little more fancy with a non-traditional Halloween color palette, shiny gems, and a floral crown. The sleek black façade of our Whittaker frame is a perfect way to contain up this unique piece of pastel Halloween décor which can be placed on a shelf or hung in an entryway of your home. 

Halloween Skull Art Supplies

Supplies

  • Frame (We used our Whittaker) 
  • Patterned paper
  • Plastic Skull
  • Spray Paint – Ballet Slipper Pink
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Pearls
  • Rhinestone gems
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Gem Tac adhesive
  • Fake spiderwebs

Halloween Skull Art Backer

First, find a saw and cut the back half of the skull off so you have a flush surface to adhere it to the frame background.

Next, give your boney friend a few layers of pink spray paint and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Remove the backer of the frame and adhere the patterned paper onto the surface.

Halloween Skull Art Step

Adhere your skull onto the backer.

Adhere artificial flowers, leaves, and pearls using hot glue. Add a spider over the eye for a creepy effect! Tip: it’s the best to time add black flowers that are pretty sad any other time of the day!

Halloween Skull Art Gems

Add gems onto the forehead in strategic spots.

Halloween Skull Art Final

Halloween Skull Art DIY

Add the backer into the frame and stretch fake spiderwebs across the corners and front view. Adhere additional spiders or florals to the backer.

DIY Halloween Skull Art

If desired, style with additional skulls on a shelf space to really kick up the spooky factor!

DIY Halloween Skull Art Pinterest


About The Author

Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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DIY Scarecrow Shadow Boxes

Drive by any cornfield this fall and you’ll find a plaid shirt, straw hat decoy centered in the field.  These quirky scarecrows scared away birds from eating the crops, making them a recognizable symbol for autumn.  It isn’t often that scarecrows are found with a scarecrow friend so give them one with these DIY scarecrow Triptych Shadowboxes. The honey pecan finish of the Auden frames brings on the pumpkin vibes of this three-piece artwork fit for your fall mantle.  See how to add adhesive vinyl faces using our free template and faux floral accents to complete the look!

DIY Scarecrow Shadow Boxes Supplies

Supplies:

Frames with Burlap

Remove the backing from the shadowboxes. Cut pieces of patterned paper to cover the back.

Cut Vinyl

Use a cutting machine or X-Acto knife to cut scarecrow faces from the different colors of vinyl.

Arrange Vinyl Pieces

Arrange the pieces so you have them set for each of the three frames.

Vinyl Transfer Tape

The easiest way to transfer the vinyl shapes onto the frames is to use a piece of transfer tape and a scraper. Apply the transfer tape over the vinyl shape and rub with the scraper. Peel the backing away so that the vinyl is now attached to the sticky tape. Place the vinyl onto the frame in place, using the scraper to smooth and apply firmly.

Apply Scarecrow Faces

Repeat to apply all vinyl shapes onto the frames to create your scarecrow faces.

Add Scarecrow Accents

Complete the design by attaching faux floral accents to the top of the frames using hot glue.

Scarecrow Shadow Boxes Final

Scarecrow Shadow Boxes Closeup

Scarecrow Shadow Box

Scarecrow Shadow Boxes Full Mantle

Display your scarecrow triptych up on a mantle or in an entryway to welcome autumn!

Right Scarecrow Single

Scarecrow Shadow Boxes angled

All 3 Scarecrow Shadow Boxes

Left Scarecrow Shadow Box Single

Your scarecrow family will fit right in amongst the fall décor and all things pumpkin.

DIY Scarecrow Shadow Boxes Pinterest


About The Author

Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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Wedding Song Anniversary Gift

There’s something so special and magical about your first dance as a couple as it’s a song that may continue to hear throughout your lives together. Make those words part of your home life with an anniversary frame featuring those fateful lyrics framed with a collage from your big day. Our Annie frame is a timeless piece of rose gold that matches most warm tones in the home.  Consider filling this metallic molded frame with pieces of your wedding, such as lyrics to your wedding song, a memorable photo, your veil, dried flowers or special keepsake and add a vinyl phrase on top to add more to this mixed media piece of home décor.

Supplies:

  • Frame: Annie 18x20 
  • Music sheets
  • Permanent Adhesive Vinyl
  • Adhesive
  • Stamp pad
  • Photos
  • Large decorative paper, wallpaper, or wrapping paper

Wedding Song Gift Step 1

Use a butter knife to pry open the backer board from your frame and remove the backer entirely. Cover with your large decorative paper, wallpaper or wrapping paper to create a fun design for your piece.

Next, try to plan your arrangement. You might choose to try and fit the full music sheet of lyrics in your frame or just some key lines that state your feelings. If the sheets are too long, consider cutting it up and packing it a little tighter in your collage.

Wedding Song Gift Step 2

To create an aged effect we inked the edges of the music sheet strips with a brown stamp pad.

Adhere your photos in place and add the aged music sheet strips on top. For this piece, or any that include photos, invest in archival safe dry adhesives vs. a liquid adhesive. You can typically find these in the scrapbooking aisle at your local craft store.

Wedding Song Gift Step 3

Peel the front and back covers from your acrylic pieces for the frame and add them back in the frame. Lay your decorated wedding anniversary piece inside and lose the prongs to secure. To add a little dimension and interest, we are adding a permanent vinyl cut out on the OUTSIDE of the frame.

Wedding Song Gift Final

Tip: use transfer tape and a scraper tool to apply the vinyl to the front of your frame. This way, our silver glitter design stands out and can be seen by all viewers in your home.

Wedding Song Gift Close Up

Display this rose gold frame wedding anniversary gift in your bedroom or a main area in your home. Admire the changes in life, but also the differences in both photos out on display.

Wedding Song Gift Vertical Angled

Wedding Song Gift Couple

Wedding Song Anniversary Gift Idea Pinterest


About The Author

Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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Diorama Key Hook

Never misplace the keys in your home again with a cute Diorama Key Hook in your entryway or garage. This shadow box may remind you of a dollhouse with its perfectly petite front door piece and modern white brick background but it’s fit for any home space. See how to create this stylish key rack using a white shadow box that goes with any décor style. Our Wentworth frame has a 2-inch deep molding allowing for quite the arrangement of details inside, including your full dollhouse style scene.

Diorama Key Hook Supplies

  • Shadow box: Wentworth 11x 10
  • Cup Hooks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Dollhouse front door
  • Patterned paper
  • Metal Brad
  • Mini Dollhouse Trees

Diorama Key Hook Step 1

Paint your dollhouse front door with acrylic paint colors, as desired. We choose a teal door and white trim for a modern look.

Diorama Key Hook Step 2

Remove the backer from your shadowbox. Cover with patterned paper in the print desired. We chose a modern white brick design.

Diorama Key Hook Step 3

Reinsert backing into the shadow box.

Drill a hole in the door and insert a metal brad to create a doorknob.

If desired, dress up your door front with a vinyl number to mimic your address.

Use a drill bit to create three small holes in the bottom front of the shadow box. Screw your cup hooks into the holes and tighten.

Diorama Key Hook Step 4

Adhere door in place, lining up the bottom of the door frame with the bottom of the shadow box.

Adhere two dolls on each side to make this diorama a little homier.

Diorama Key Hook Final

Add D-Rings and wire to the back and hang it on the wall near your front door or garage space.

Diorama Key Hook Final Close Up

Add your home, shed or car keys on the hooks and never misplace them again!

Diorama Key Hook

Diorama Key Hook

DIY Diorama Key Hook Pinterest


About The Author

Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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