Command Strip Hack – How To Hang Large Ikea Ribba Frames With No Nails
I absolutely love this Command Strip Hack. As a serial renter, I understand the annoyance that can come with patching a bazillion nail holes on top of all the other PCS chores that must be completed. Here’s a step-by-step guide to hanging frames in pairs, standalone, or in a gallery wall using only Command Strips!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Ikea Ribba Frames (mine are 24×35.5)
- 2 Packs of the heavy duty Command Strips
- Washi Tape or Masking Tape
- A level
- Sharpie or Pen
First you want to take the paper backing that comes in the frame. Fold it lengthwise in half, and vertically in half. Then fold vertically again so you’re folding into quarters. You can use a measuring tape for better accuracy, but if you’re team, “eyeball it,” like me, the folding method works great.
- Because the Ikea Ribba frames are very narrow, you’ll want to cut each command strips in half to make two long, skinny strips. I chose to do 6 attachment points for a 24×36 frame, and the frames feel super sturdy!
- Center the Command Strips on the center creases, vertically, and trace them. Only center and trace the velcro area, not the pull tab for removal. I did this again 4 times on the quarters. I did not do the center, horizontal crease (though I did mess up and draw that box on accident) See below for visual…
- I flipped the frames over upside down and put the template inside of the back of the frame. Then I stuck Command Strips alongside the the boxes I traced onto the template. You will do this for all 6 command strips.
- I used Washi tape to tack the templates up onto the wall and leveled them.
- Once they were level, I began to place the corresponding command strips on the wall.
- I gave each command strip one last push to really make sure they were sticking, and then attached the frames to the command strips on the wall. It takes a few times of rearranging to get all of the velcro pieces to line up, so don’t get discouraged! I adjusted them about 3-4 times throughout the day to get them right, and to ensure they were secure!
- I would not put any sort of glass or breakable objects under these frames for a few days until you can ensure they have a great bond to the wall!