Make It Foolproof
Design your arrangement in advance. Using pieces of kraft paper (or paper bags), trace around the things you plan to hang. Then cut out the shapes and hang them on the wall with painter's tape. When you have a configuration that works, tap a picture hanger through each piece of paper where you'd like the hook to be, then remove it and the paper. Now you know exactly where to install the hooks.
- Bonus tip: When in doubt, hang fewer items at the start. It's much easier to add than to subtract.
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