Tried & Tested: Hanging Art with Soda Pop Tabs

updated Jul 23, 2020
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

On Monday I posted this simple idea to upcycle pop tabs to hang your artwork. Although many thought it was a ridiculous idea, others wanted to see it put to the test before believing. After trying it myself, I can firmly attest to the fact that this method is…

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…solid. Solid as a rock. Although there are more commercial options available to you and more professional ways to attack the job, really, who’s going to see how it’s hung once it’s on the wall? Although many were worried about how strong this method is, check out the photo below:

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Since the screw basically becomes one with the wood and the little tab, the stress created from the weight of the piece is almost void. If for any reason it did break, nothing would happen. The piece would still hang from the bottom of the soda pop tab itself and stay put. Make sense?

It probably won’t become your new method of hanging all your artwork, but we’ve all been in that situation where you don’t want to run to the hardware store and are searching for one more piece to hang something with — now a pop tab will get the job done!

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Image: Sarah Rae Trover, Artwork from Too-Hectic