How to hang tapestries with spring clips

Written by katherine kally
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Decorating your walls with tapestries is a simple and quick way to add style and design to any space. One of the best ways to hang tapestries without harming the integrity of the fabric is to use spring clips. The clips connect to the top of the tapestries and the attached rings will fit around a curtain rod or a wooden dowel. Look for spring clips at your local discount store and wooden dowels at local craft and hardware stores.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Wooden dowel
  • Saw
  • Spray paint
  • Stud finder
  • Screw driver
  • Wall brackets
  • Spring clips

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  1. 1

    Measure the width of the tapestry. Cut a 2-inch diameter wooden dowel to fit the width of your tapestry, plus 4 inches. This will give you a small amount of overhang on either side of the wall brackets.

  2. 2

    Spray paint the dowel to blend into the wall. Let the paint dry. You could also elect to finish the wooden dowel with a contrasting paint colour, add decorative touches such as a painted vine or glue mosaic tiles across the top. You can also use a decorative metal curtain rod in lieu of making your own hanger.

  3. 3

    Find at least one stud in the wall where you plan to hang the tapestry. Measure the length of the tapestry to determine how high you need to place the wall brackets for the hanger. Remember to add the height of the spring clips and the height of the dowel to your measurements. Attach at least one of the wall brackets into a wall stud. Tapestries can be heavy, so it's important that you insert one, or both, of the brackets into a stud to bear the weight.

  4. 4

    Measure the width of the tapestry from the inside edge of the first wall bracket and place the second bracket. Make sure that the brackets are level.

  5. 5

    Clip the spring clips in 1-inch increments along the top edge of the tapestry. Thread the dowel through the rings on the clips. Place the ends of the dowel rod on the wall brackets. Your tapestry should hang straight and even.

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