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Posted on: 11/10/04 5:55 PM
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This comes from DIY network's Linda Cobb, aka "The Queen of Clean."

Use your old sewing machine needles to hang pictures. Insert them into the wall at a 45 degree angle. They will hold up to 30 pounds. They leave very small holes in a wall when removed.

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charvana said... (7/8/05 11:35 AM) Reply
Deepika said... (11/11/04 2:58 PM) Reply
This is such a great tip! Thanks
D1Diva said... (11/11/04 1:28 PM) Reply
Thanks for pointing that out Gigi.
Gigi Louis said... (11/11/04 12:08 PM) Reply
Please remember those safety glasses! Needles can shatter when hit with a hammer. You don't want a needle fragment to end up in your eye. :-O
Kim Winson said... (11/11/04 11:51 AM) Reply
Nikki, thank you so much! I tried hanging my frames up a few months ago but the nails I had were too big for the holes in the back of the frames. I'm going to try this idea soon! Kim
Karla Kizer said... (11/11/04 5:47 AM) Reply
I had forgotten about using needles for this purpose - and here I am with a whole bunch of them in my Spice Jar sharps container, suggested by someone here on PR ages ago. Handsewing needles hold lightweight items very well, too, and they leave virtually no hole in the wall. I sent my DD off to college with handsewing needles and a hammer, and within days she had met everyone on her dorm floor, because the word got out that she had a real hammer and a supply of "nails"..... I should have included some SM needles, too.
Diana M said... (11/10/04 10:26 PM) Reply
Amazing, Nikki -- I needed to know this right this minute. Now I can go hang the clock back up without moving the fridge to find that nail . . .
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