DIY Wall Art: Large Poster with Poster Hanger

Diy wall decor:  poster hanger

Hi Friends!  I’ve been chugging along on my son’s basement bedroom makeover and will have quite a few little diy projects to share with you as I go.  Today, I’m sharing how I made some DIY wall art with a large scale poster and DIY poster hanger.

When planning my son’s room I knew I wanted to keep his interests in mind.  I mentioned in my inspo post that my son’s main interest is his music. He often performs for local community events with his school, so I was thrilled to capture this great cell phone image at his most recent performance.

I knew automatically, that this image would make a great poster–even if it came out a little grainy.  Grainy=cool and edgy, right?

I ended up uploading my image and placing an order from Nations Photo Lab and received my poster within two days! 

If you’d like to try this project, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tiny cup hooks
  • Leather cord or some string
  • Wood stain
  • Staple gun or small nails
  • Poster (mine was 36X24)
  • Craft wood (mine was 5/8×36)
  • Poster

I wanted my wood to extend a little farther past the edge of my poster, so I trimmed my poster down an inch, using a straight edge and my x-acto knife.

I then used this nifty little (sash and trim) paintbrush to stain the wood. 

Once the stain was dry, I centered my poster right-side down on the wood.  I lined the top of the poster with the top of the wood and carefully stapled across the top, ensuring not more than a 2 inch gap.

I then did the same on the bottom of the poster.

Next, I measured an inch in, on each side of the stick and pre-drilled a little hole on the top of the wood to make it easier to screw the cup hooks in.

I decided on the height for the string to hang, and tied a knot on each side.  Next I gathered the cord in the middle and tied another knot to hang it from, because I liked how this looked aesthetically.

All together this project cost me less than $20!

been dying to attempt this project  for quite some time now, because
it’s such an easy way to create wall decor that has a nice impact and is
also personal
personalized and special.

Here’s a
tip to make this project run smoothly for you:

Assemble the poster hangers/poster on a flat level surface, to ensure that your poster hangs correctly on the hanger.  (Some of my staples went in a little crooked which cause the poster to shift, so I had to remove the staples and start over.)

Let me know if you give this a try!  This tutorial was adapted from A Beautiful Mess.

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  1. Shanna SOUZA
    November 15, 2017 / 9:04 pm


    • Carli A
      November 15, 2017 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much! You should give it a try!

  2. Erin Marshall
    November 16, 2017 / 1:30 am

    This is such a great idea Carli. What a cool image to add to your sons space. Now I'm trying to figure out where I can attempt this project!

  3. Carli A
    November 21, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    You can do one in Jules' room! 🙂

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