How to hang pictures with a pop tab

We ordered these oh-so-popular funky picture frames by Cut It Out, courtesy of The Glitter Academy craft night last weekend, {which was a blast!}    The 11×14 frames fit the wall space perfectly and is a cute way to display my 4 kiddos portraits and our how to hang pictures with a pop tab trick worked perfectly for this!

To create the look I gave the frames a clean coat of white paint, {they come raw} sanded the edges a bit {v e r y lightly as the frames are soft MDF and I didn’t want to ruin the decorative cutout} then added some glaze here ‘n there to give it that old, shabby chic look we love so much:

Now the fun part: hang to display.
For those of you who have ordered signs from us, you’ve probably seen the pop tab on the back.  Since we’re avid Diet Coke drinkers, we save the tabs from the cans just for this purpose ;)  

We thought we would share our alternative to pricey sawtooth hangers:
Simply screw a poptab on the back of a frame, bend the top of the tab slightly so it will catch when hanging then hang. Easy peasy, right? :)

How do you display your kiddos pics?
And how often do you swap them out for updated photos?
I’m thinking each year, right?

PS: Linking up here :)
Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
Lolly Jane

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  • Sassy Sites! - SO CUTE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Very cute! I need to get some of these frames, they'd work great in my daughters room. Thanks for sharing your tip on the pop tab.ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - I have been dying to order from cut it out!! I have such a hard time deciding which frames to order- yours turned out so cute!! Love the pop can tabs as hangers – GENIUS!! I am so saving mine from now onReplyCancel

  • Simply Good: Cooking with Rebecca - This is such a great tip! I'm pinning it for future reference.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Thank you Kelli and Kristi for the kind comment on my craft blog!! I love your blog!! I will also be following your cute blog. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kara - Love those cute frames! I've seen the pop can tabs used before. Genius! We don't drink much pop though, so I'll have to hit up a neighbor or something. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kori Clark - Adorable! I love the way they look with the paneling!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - I'm SO coming over and stealing all those frames. LOVE THEM!!! Thank goodness for the Hubs who drinks pop, woohoo!!! Mama's got her a year supply of picture hangers waiting in the garage :)


  • Heather - I know the post was supposed to be about the hangers… but I zoned in on the fresh look of your room with the dark couch! I have a dark couch and have a love hate relationship with it! Thanks for showing that you can still have a bright room with a dark couch! LOVE the photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Lil' Luna - SOOO flippin' cute!! They turned out GREAT!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon - These look great!! Would love for you to share this at my linky party going on right now :)

  • Jenny @ Simcoe Street - This is so clever! Looks great!


  • The Vintage Farmhouse - What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • rebekahdawn - Good grief, why have I never thought of that? What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Tasha - I am just LOVING these!! Love how you use the soda can things to hang them. You are so clever!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Oh I love them! I didn't realize the frames came raw! Even better! Yours look awesome! Love the coke tab trick – good excuse to drink Diet Coke! :)ReplyCancel

  • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes - Love how they turned out!! So fun!! Your kiddos are absolutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica & {The.Junk.Nest.} - The frames are great. I love how you did the shabby chic thing with them. Over the weekend I was just thinking about what to do with my daughters schook pic. This has inspired me :) And using pop tabs for hangers is briliant. I am sooo doing this!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica & {The.Junk.Nest.} - The frames are great. I love how you did the shabby chic thing with them. Over the weekend I was just thinking about what to do with my daughters schook pic. This has inspired me :) And using pop tabs for hangers is briliant. I am sooo doing this!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica & {The.Junk.Nest.} - Wow…I can't type!!! ha ha.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica & {The.Junk.Nest.} - Wow…I can't type!!! ha ha.ReplyCancel

  • So many STARS so little time! - Found the blog again! I change mine once a year and here's a trick, I purchased an album just for these pictures and they go right into the album before any kids spills on the pict, right. So one day I will have a photo album of my kids every year and it will mean even more because they were on the wall while they grew up.ReplyCancel

  • Mike - What a cute DIY project. Who would have thought pop tops did more than help the Ronald McDonald House. :)ReplyCancel

  • DIY pallet art with frame - […] you’re in a small town and don’t have a store close by to run into a snag one, use our pop tab trick. (This house is always stocked with cans of Diet Coke! LOL!) Use a screw or nail to hang the […]ReplyCancel

  • Alisha Woolls - did you add glass to these frames and how much did it cost you? I see that the frames from cut it out don’t come with glass.ReplyCancel

  • M is for Monogram - Lolly Jane - […] carved styrofoam (traced a funky frame we had on hand) then added 2 heavy coats of MagiKoat over it (letting it dry outside for a few hours […]ReplyCancel

  • Life Tips of the Week #108 - IPPINKA - […] #108-B: Hang any frame of picture or art on your wall by simply scrwing the pop tab at the back of the frame. (via Lolly Jane) […]ReplyCancel

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