Things You\’ll Need

  • Paint stick

  • Screw

  • Screw driver

  • Nail

  • Hammer

Ikea is an international home products company that provides stylish and affordable home furnishing. Ikea picture frames provide the ability to frame photographs or custom artwork, without having to spend a lot of money. For example, the RIBBA series frame provides both the frame and matting for a professional looking wall decoration. When hanging your finished frame, there are a couple tips you should keep in mind to avoid potential frustration.

Single Frame

Step 1

Place your frame up against the wall you plan to hang it on. Align the frame slightly higher than you want it.

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Step 2

Take an erasable marking tool, such as a pencil, and make a small mark in a horizontal line on each side of the frame. Remove the frame from the wall.

Step 3

Take a ruler and place it between the two marks. Make a third mark at the center of the ruler. Erase the other two marks.

Step 4

Hammer a nail three-fourths of the way into the wall on the center mark. Hang the metal wire of the RIBBA frame across the nail and adjust the frame until it is centered on the wall.

Multiple Pictures

Step 1

Fasten a small wood screw partially into a a paint stir stick, about 1/4 of an inch from the bottom of the stick. Don't fasten it too far or you wont be able to get the stick close enough to the wall.

Step 2

Place the stir stick vertically against the wall with the sharp end of the screw facing the wall. Hang the RIBBA frame over the screw.

Step 3

Adjust the frame up or down until it's exactly where you want it.

Step 4

Hold the stir stick steady and remove the frame. Push the screw into the wall to create a mark.

Step 5

Hammer a nail into the mark and hang your first frame.

Step 6

Repeat the process, using the first hung frame as a reference for lining up your other frames on the stir stick.


Be careful when fastening the screw into the stir stick; too large of a screw can split the stick.


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