Braided wire is a top choice for hanging pictures because it’s so much stronger than a single piece of wire. But that strength comes at a hefty price.

Joe Truini knew he could make his own picture wire with the galvanized wire he had on hand.

Do you want to make picture wire at a fraction of the cost? If so, just follow these steps:

  1. Cut the wire two times longer than the distance between the picture frame’s D hooks.
  2. Fold the wire in half
  3. Use pliers to bend a 4d finishing nail into a hook
  4. Attach the bent nail to a power drill, with the bent end facing outward
  5. Hook the wire onto the bent nail
  6. Grab the other end of the wire with a pair of pliers
  7. Squeeze the power drill’s trigger and watch the pieces of wire twist!
  8. Twist the finished wire several times around each D hook

That’s it! You have a more economical solution to braided picture wire.

Watch the video above to see Joe’s Simple Solution.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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