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DIY Magnetic Poster Hanger

One day I was scrolling Instagram and saw a wooden poster hanger in the background of someone’s photo and I absolutely loved it. I knew I wanted to use a couple in the new house but the ones I found on Amazon seemed a little expensive for what they are so I decided to make some. Finally I have gotten around to making the first one and so today I am sharing my tutorial for how to make a DIY Magnetic Poster Hanger with you all.

Make a DIY magnetic poster hanger by following this simple tutorial. This is a good way to display posters that you may change in the future.

This project can be made a number of different ways but I’m just going to show you how I made mine. I was going for a combination of cheap meets easy and I think I was able to do it.

Supplies for DIY Magnetic Poster Hanger

  • 4 yardsticks with one side that is plain (I found mine at Menards)
  • adhesive magnets (I used some like this roll)
  • stain or stain pen
  • twine, string, or ribbon to hang the frame
  • hotglue gun or stapler to attach twine/string/ribbon

Tutorial for DIY Magnetic Poster Hanger

The poster that I wanted to hang is 22 inches wide so I decided to make my frame pieces 24 inches. Since I started with yard sticks I needed to cut all 4 to 24 inches long. Then I stained them. For the front 2 pieces I stained the side without the ruler marks on it as well as the top, bottom, and side edges. For the 2 pieces that would be the back pieces I simply stained the top, bottom, sides, and a little bit of the edge so that none of the raw wood would be showing.

the yardstick and then the yardstick cut and stained

Alternately you could leave the wood natural if you prefer that look. Makes it even easier and cheaper.

Next you attach your adhesive backed magnets to the back of each front piece and the front of each back piece. Leave a little bit of space between the magnet and the edge. This is the space where you will glue your twine/ribbon/string that you use to hang the frame up.

diagram showing where to attach magnets and string

When you put your front and back pieces together they will look like this from above. This is the bottom two pieces put together. The top two pieces put together will look like this except for the string on each end.

what the two frame pieces look like when attached by the magnets

Finally you will put your poster in between the front and back pieces for both the top and the bottom that make up the frame. Then you simply hang it up and enjoy!

Make a DIY magnetic poster hanger by following this simple tutorial. This is a good way to display posters that you may change in the future.
Make a DIY magnetic poster hanger by following this simple tutorial. This is a good way to display posters that you may change in the future.

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