How to Add Wire Hanging Hardware to your Canvas Gallery Wrap


Please Note: These instructions are for information only. Any modifications that you make to your canvas are at your own risk. CG Pro Prints cannot be responsible for any damage done to your canvas as a result of modifications.

Many traditional galleries and photography competitions request that entries come with hanging wire. If you choose to add wire hanging hardware to your wrap, this is the process we have used.

Supplies Needed:
• Two D-rings

• Two screws (No more than 5/8" in length)
• Ruler or measuring tape
• Wire (gauge will depend on canvas weight; read package for information when purchasing)
• Wire cutters
• Drill

For the D-Rings and screws, we highly recommend using the OOK brand #50206 set.

You should have your canvas face down on a clean surface. Make sure that you take note the top of your gallery wrap.

You will want to place your hardware 1/4 to 1/3 of the way down the height of your canvas. Measure from the top edge of the canvas, and mark the backing with your pencil. For example, on a 24"x36" Canvas Gallery Wrap in portrait orientation, the hardware should be placed 9"-12" from the top.

Repeat this process on the opposite side. Make sure you place your mark at the exact same measurement.

Measure 5/16" from the edge (correct distance is critical) to place your hardware. With the drill, gently push the screw so that it creates a small puncture. This will help you guide the screw.

Place the D-ring and put the screw inside of it. The puncture you created in the previous step will help guide the screw in the correct spot. Screw the D-ring tightly into the canvas. Repeat for the opposite side so that both D-rings are in place.

Measure your wire so that it is about 8-10" longer than the D-rings on both sides. Remove any excess using the wire cutters.

It is critical that the wire is secured to the D-ring. First, loop the wire from underneath the D-ring and up through, so that you have 4-5" of wire through the top of the D-ring. Next, make a letter "P" with the wire by looping it underneath itself. Then push the wire through the loop and pull tightly for a secure knot. Repeat this process to create a second knot. Finish this side by twisting the remaining short end of the wire over the wire that spans the back of the canvas.

Repeat on the other D-ring. Make sure that there is a little slack left in the wire between the D-rings.

Your canvas gallery wrap is now ready to hang from its new wire hanging hardware.

Do not attach wire directly to pre-installed hinged hanging hardware. This may cause damage to your canvas, including separation of the backing from the canvas, or cause the hanging hardware to pull away from the backing.

Any modifications that you make to your canvas are at your own risk. CG Pro Prints cannot be responsible for any damage done to your canvas as a result of modifications.