Hang tight

Sometimes the simplest things are the most genius. Case in point:

The picture placer (AKA a ruler with a screw in it).

It's so idiot-proof, they even printed the instructions on the placer itself, so you never have to worry about losing them:

Put the head of the screw under your picture hanging wire and hold the picture by the placer, like so:

Then press firmly on the center of the picture and the screw will make a tiny mark in the exact spot where you nail should go. Brilliant!

Why didn't I invent this apparatus? D'oh!

Originally spotted on Kelly + Olive.

Update: evidently you can buy a picture placer here.


  1. That IS awesome! Can't belive I didn't think of that either. Good find, thanks for sharing.

  2. I need one (obviously)!