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DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

You've picked out the perfect wall tapestry, you've cleared a spot on your wall, and then you have literally no idea what to do next. How do you get that beautiful drape from your hands to the wall so can have your insta-worthy moment beneath it? We're here to answer your SOS! Here's a step by step guide to three easy and creative ways to hang that baby up. Have more ingenious ways to decorate with wall tapestries? Comment below! 

Rod

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

You'll need: 

Wall Tapestry

Curtain Rod Set (make sure it's as long as your tapestry is!)

Shower Curtain Rings or Binder Clips

Scissors

Drill

Step 1: Hang the curtain rod brackets on the wall. Most curtain/dowel rod kits come with screws and brackets for this purpose. Measure, re-measure, and triple check that they are the the correct length apart before you drill.

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Step 2: Get your tapestry. Measure and cut 1 inch long slits across the top, like a shower curtain.

To choose how far apart your want your slits to be, take the full length of the tapestry and divide it by a number that gives you a whole numbered result. 

For example, if the tapestry is 60 inches long you could make slits 5 inches apart and there would be 12 total. OR if it's 104 inches long, you could make slits 8 inches apart and there would be 13 total. Find what works for you!

Tip: to ensure perfection, use a white colored pencil or thin sharpie to make dots on the tapestry where you plan on cutting. And don't forget to make cuts as close to each end as possible, otherwise you'll have unwanted extra hanging off the sides. AND make sure you cut far enough away from the top that there's no chance of the rings pulling through! 

OH, if you don't want to cut your tapestry we feel you. Do the same measuring process, but instead of cutting slits, clamp down binder clips. You can use their looped end to slide onto the curtain rod.

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Step 3: Link shower curtain rings through each of the slits. 

Step 4: Slide the rings onto the curtain rod. 

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Step 5: Hang the rod on the brackets, spread out the tapestry, and enjoy!

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Impossible Contour Map Wall Tapestry

 

Rope

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

You'll Need:

Wall Tapestry

Rope 

Scissors

2 Large Screws

Drill

Step 1: Measure out the length of your tapestry, and drill screws into the wall at the desired distance. 

Step 2: Measure and cut slits across the top of your wall tapestry. See "Step 2" above for detailed instructions on how to get this exactly right! 

Also, keep in mind that you'll need to cut the slits big enough for your rope to slide through. If you've got thin rope, cut short slits, if you have thick rope, cut longer. 

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Step 3: Cut the rope to your desired length. Make sure to leave extra on each side, at least enough to tie a decent double knot.

Step 4: Weave the rope through the slits basket-style! When you start, make sure you account for the amount you want to have left over on each side, that way, when you get to the other side it'll be close to even. 

Step 5: Tie the extra length of rope around the large screw in the wall. Do this for both sides. A double knot should hold, just make sure the screw head is big enough that the knot won't slide off, et voila! You've got a super cute, rustic-style wall hanging.

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Poppy Wall Tapestry

 

Tack-Up a.k.a. Ain't Nobody Got Time 4 This DIY Life

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

You'll Need:

Wall Tapestry

Hammer and Nails OR

Screws and a Drill

Step 1: Mark on the wall where you want the top of tapestry to hang from. Basically, just make small pencil lines on the wall about the width of your tapestry. 

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Step 2: Hold one end of the tapestry over a marked spot and nail or screw into the wall over the tapestry.

Step 3: Stretch it to the other side and repeat step 2. (You can add a nail in the center if you wish, but our tapestries are so light 2 nails should do the trick.)

Step 4: RELAX AND ENJOY! Or maybe actually go do something with your life since that took literally no effort. 

DIY Guide: 3 Easy Ways To Hang A Wall Tapestry

Daydreaming Wall Tapestry

Photos by Jonathan Chu

 

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Umbrae commented on Friday, January 6, 2017 7:57pm
Great article!
Swen Swensøn commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:32am
nice ! !! *.*
anipani commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 3:57am
Good thinking! I like the binder clip idea.
Sébastien BOUVIER commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 5:47am
Nice !
Dorian Legret commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:22am
nice :)
GringoFace commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:20am
Great suggestions.
Dylan Morang commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00am
The roped tapestry is awesome!
Menchulica commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:02am
like the first idea :)
Actownsend commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:49pm
You can get these little clips on rings at the same store you buy drapery rods from! That's what I used to hang mine. There's no need to put wholes in your tapestry!!

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Kimberly Caparas commented on Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:28pm
How creative!
nicsdesign commented on Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:39am
Love this article! I had that same problem till I found a great way to hang my beautiful mandala tapestry (https://society6.com/product/gold-man...p42a55v412) Basically I was afraid to damage or take away from its beauty so I used a heavy duty staple gun and put 4 discreet staples on the top. The staples are so small you can't even tell it's there and it looks fabulous!👌✨
AnnaF31 commented on Sunday, January 8, 2017 10:35am
Great ideas, I love the rope one.
Dorkabrain commented on Sunday, January 8, 2017 4:41pm
I think I like something that's as small and unnoticeable as possible so as not to distract from the tapestry itself.
Ia Po commented on Monday, January 9, 2017 1:27am
buy 2 and make window curtains (^-^ )
Jenna Grace commented on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 3:14pm
These are great ideas! I used Command strips on my tapestry and it works perfectly while being unnoticeable.
mimigoliath commented on Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:40am
Is there any need to do something to weight the tapestry down at the bottom? Or will it just be awesome and hang the way it's supposed to? I've had a tapestry for almost a year and I'm about to move, so I really can't wait to hang it up!
allisonchristine commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 7:32am
I use 3M command strips to keep my tapestry attached to the wall, I particularly like the Velcro. I've also see people use 3M command strips on clothespins that will hold the tapestry up so that there is no damage to the tapestry and you can change it out however often you like without ruining the walls or tapestry.
shawnatang commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 7:44am
I don't think binder clips would work the way you described. After clipping, the loops would be parallel to the rod, not perpendicular like you'd need them to be. I just used pushpins
Lena Photo Art commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 8:26am
nice ideas! they are great as window curtains too.
fran089 commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 8:49am
I used clear Command utensil hooks (the ones with the silver metal hooks) and large colored safety pins (gold and black) to hang mine without damaging the wall or the tapestry. Clear Command hook are nearly unnoticeable on the wall, and I hang one end of the safety pin on the hook and then pin in through the cloth of the tapestry. I used 5 hook/pin combos total to get a nice drape. Took about 2 hours and some careful measuring, but worked great!
fran089 commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 8:50am
(And I didn't need to do anything to weigh it down at the bottom, it hung nicely as is)
StrawberrySams commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 11:07am
Agree with above comment... the binder clips are a terrible idea and wouldn't work as described. What does work wonderfully are the curtain rod clip rings you can get almost anywhere... Amazon, target, bed bath and beyond... or IKEA has a few setups that would work well for it too.
Sharon Mau commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 12:49pm
. . ★ . . :: Aloha . . thank you!! :: . . ★ . .

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bakenbacon commented on Friday, January 13, 2017 3:41pm
I hung mine up in my window using the sticky strips for command hooks. Only took 2 (my tapestry is the smallest size) and took less than a minute to do.
Tordis Kayma commented on Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:32am
Essential!
Sea-air commented on Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:51am
I use a staple gun. They're relatively cheap, definitely sturdy, and on darker fabric the staples aren't noticeable at all. I don't know about lighter fabric.

It does leave small holes in the tapestry, but if you're careful when you take it down they're hardly visible.
ssongdog commented on Friday, January 20, 2017 7:38pm
I've got three tapestries at my place, all three are just hung with pushpins and binder clips! pin in the wall, clip on the tapestry, hang clip on pin. tada. barely any damage to the wall and no damage to the tapestry. c: easy to take down or move around if you need to, too.
Lbutler56 commented on Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:54am
I have 2 Tapestries, love them dearly. Used clear thumb tacks, looks great, hangs great
mac325donald commented on Monday, February 20, 2017 10:55pm
Very good and informative post, thank you. I totally agree with you and I think that is good idea. I have read some posts here and I think you are great blogger, because every your post is great and interesting.

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