For a truly secure approach to art-hanging, selecting the appropriate thickness of hanging wire is important – the weight of the frame needs to be considered. Small framed pictures require 18-gauge wire, medium sizes merit 16-gauge wire, while large sized frames demand 14-gauge wire. Additionally, the wire should be at least twice as wide as the frame itself.
Craft a hanging wire with a length of twice the size of the frame plus an additional foot. For instance, if the frame stretches 8 inches, you would need a wire that is 20 inches in length.
Taking the wire, firmly bring its ends together and gently twist to form a loop. Keep an inch of the wire untouched from this loop creation.
Gently feed the knotted section of the wire through the small circle attached to the rear of the picture frame.
Thread the wire through the hanger in such a way that the loop is snugly held against the backside of the frame.
Firmly intertwine the two wire ends into one. Secure the twisted strands around the frame several times, and snip away any unneeded surplus.