Changing artwork in a room is one of the easiest ways to give spaces a decorating update. Original or antique art can be expensive. So today I’m sharing how to make a vintage style hanging poster that’s budget-friendly and visually appealing. Since there are a variety of posters available, you’re sure to find something for any room of your house. (This post contains affiliate links.)
In the past, I’ve temporarily applied some of my posters to another artwork board I have, like you see here on my past Christmas mantel.
This photo shows how I added the vintage script poster to another board with a wheat graphic on it. I have several posters, and they’re just the right size to fit on top of my wheat art. I simply use double-sided tape to adhere them. No damage is done to either the poster or the board and I can keep swapping out posters according to the season.
You can hang posters a variety of ways, like this one that used to be on painted shutters in my living room several years ago. I stretched a piece of twine across the top of the shutters and then clipped the poster onto the twine with wooden clothespins.
But my favorite way to hang posters is with today’s easy DIY trick that’s inexpensive and easy to do.
Supplies needed are cording for hanging the poster, square dowels, wood stain, and 2-inch wide thin slates of wood. Cut the dowels to be 3 inches longer than the width of your poster, so that you’ll have 1.5 inches extending on either side. Stain the dowels and let dry. I adhered the poster to the stained dowels using a combination of hot glue and staples.
Line up the top and bottom of the poster with the edge of the dowel. Glue and staple in place. Then add your supporting wood slat over the back side of the poster and staple in a few places. Finally, you’ll add your cording to the top dowel for hanging. Measure the length of cord and cut. Tie a knot in each end of the cord and staple to the top side of the top square dowel.
If you don’t want to cut and stain your dowels, you can always order a poster hanging kit. They come in either horizontal or vertical sizes. Click on either image below to find it on Amazon.
After you’ve attached the cording, it’s time to display your vintage style hanging poster and admire your DIY artwork.
Here are several vintage style posters you can order to make your own hanging artwork. Simply click on the poster to find it on Amazon. Each is $5 or less. You can find a style to work in any room in your house! I especially love the Cavallini line of posters.
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