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something to stick pictures up that doesn't leave marks?

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Youhaveafriendinme Fri 30-May-14 10:29:15

I'm trying to find an alternative to blutack / drawing pins for skicking dd's drawings on wall that won't leave greasy marks / holes. I'm renting and REALLY don't want to have the faff of repainting. Can't drill for a cork board for same reason. Surely there must be some benign post-it-stickiness type solution? Anyone found one?

OwlCapone Fri 30-May-14 10:32:08

You can buy post it note glue in stick form, like Pritt stick.

Or hang up a length of string and peg the pictures to it with little pegs. That's what I used.

TheSpottedZebra Fri 30-May-14 11:02:37

There are those 'Command Strips' that I ahve heard about but not used myself: - exactly as you described, apparently.

Youhaveafriendinme Fri 30-May-14 13:28:46

ah, thanks - I knew someone on here would have some good ideas

casparthecat Fri 30-May-14 17:52:09

Command strips from 3M.

I haven't used the strips but have used the hooks and they are grrrrrreeeaaatttt!!!

CurlsLDN Fri 30-May-14 18:07:42

I live in a rented flat and have all my pictures hung with command strips, they're brilliant! We even have big a1 size pictures in proper frames with glass hung on them.
They might be a bit heavy duty for drawings though, especially as it is basically two pieces of velcro with sticky backs - stick it on the picture and it can't be reused if you want to change pictures. You could either put the kids pics in frames which you reuse, or just use white tack? That doesn't leave marks

Youhaveafriendinme Fri 30-May-14 20:26:37

ah, I see. Probably not the command strips then - I'm just sticking up lots of A4 paper. And white tack still leaves greasy marks I fear. Right, I'm just going to have to invent something, aren't I?

OwlCapone Fri 30-May-14 20:31:46

You can get Command Strips hooks. You could use those to rig up a "washing line" to peg pictures on

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 30-May-14 20:33:07

White Tac. Doesnt leave the greasy residue.

addictedtolatte Fri 30-May-14 22:41:31

Pop art binder strips on the a4 paper then hang on the transparent command hooks that's what I do. My dis loves it

Lagoonablue Wed 04-Jun-14 07:18:43


CarpeJugulum Wed 04-Jun-14 07:31:27

I second the washing line from command strips idea.

We have this at the bottom of our stairs, using strong thread (I used bright embroidery thread) and have bought funky paperclips (these) to attach them. You can also get mini clothes pegs for larger bits of art.

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