Hang a picture frame? Take some toothpaste – LifeSavvy


Hanging a picture frame can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to make sure it’s level, but you also need to drive the nails in the exact spot on the wall so they’re perfectly flush with the frame. What if there was a trick to make hanging a picture frame easier?

Surprise! There is – and all you need is some toothpaste.

This hack has been around for a while but seems to have resurfaced on TikTok thanks to @Aliyarinaldi. Since then, it has received three million views. No wonder. It’s a fun technique to get a picture frame exactly where you want it, every time.


This trick will change the way you hang picture frames! To promise!! #coolmomsoftiktok #lifehack #interior design #gallerywall

♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber

To easily hang a picture frame using toothpaste, just dab a little on the back where the nail hangs.

Then hold your photo against the wall exactly where you want it to go and tap it against the wall so the toothpaste leaves a mark. After that, take your fingernail and place it directly on that dab of toothpaste, and hammer.

Wipe off the toothpaste with a towel, hang the picture and ta-da!

And no, you don’t have to use toothpaste, any creamy product will work for this trick, as long as it doesn’t stain the wall (or leave an unpleasant smell, of course).

Hanging a picture isn’t as scary as it used to be. If only there was a hack to dust off said frames without lifting a finger. Wouldn’t it be the day!

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