How to Hang Items Perfectly the First Time

Take the guess work out of hanging picture frames, shelves and other items with “keyhole” hangers.

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Tape Template

Take the guess work out of hanging picture frames, shelves and other items with “keyhole” hangers. To begin:

  1. Stick a piece of masking tape over the keyholes, and then trace over the keyholes with a pencil, making a template.
  2. Making sure it’s level, stick the template on the wall where you want the shelf.
  3. Drill your anchor holes or screws into the template and remove it.

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