Rub the stud finder across the section of wall where you want to place the crosses. The indicator in the middle of the stud finder will stand straight up when it rubs up against the wood support behind the wall. Pounding a nail into a wall stud will reduce any potential damage to the drywall and add support to the weight of the crosses. You don't need to use a stud finder if you want to hang the cross directly into drywall.
Hold a pencil in one hand and place one of the crosses where you want it to hang. Position the cross so that it's straight. Place a finger from your other hand as close to the center of the cross as possible. Remove the cross and mark the center of the cross on the wall with the pencil. A small dot or "x" will do.
Hammer a nail into the spot you marked. For more support, angle the nail slightly downward. Leave about 1/4 of an inch sticking out from the wall. Do this for each position you've marked for your crosses.
Hang the crosses on the nails by placing the wall hanger over the nails. Adjust the crosses if necessary to center or straighten them. If the crosses do not hang out from the wall evenly, remove the crosses and hammer the nails that stick out the furthest just slightly to make up for the difference. Repeat the process until they hang evenly and straight.
Things You Will Need
- Adhesive wall hangers, one for each cross (optional)
- Stud finder (optional)
- 2-inch finishing nails, one for each cross
- Be open to changing the location of your wall crosses if you decided ahead of time that you only want to hang the crosses where the wall studs are located. You may discover in the process of locating the studs that they are not where you thought they were, and will need to adjust your design schematics. This could mean just moving the crosses slightly to the left or right or it could mean shifting walls, depending on preexisting furniture arrangements or wall fixtures.