The Art of Hanging a Board Game

As I rummaged through my stowaway stash of board games that had previously been hiding underneath our basement stairs, I came across several game boards that I wanted to hang up as artwork.  I didn’t want to frame them, however because there’s always a chance that we may want to actually play one of the board games, and then we’d be out of luck.  As it stands, I need all the luck I can get if I’m going to be playing Monopoly.  I don’t think I’ve ever won at that game, yet!!!  

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Easy way to hang board game art

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Since I had used command strips to hang the coffee sack art, I began to wonder if I could somehow use that same idea to hang the board games.  After some thinking on it, bulldog clips came to mind and then Ken pulled out his stash of 3M Command Clear Decorating Clips and we were in business.

I gave the bulldog clips a coat of spray paint.

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I attached the 3M Command Decorating Clip to the wall, and used the hole in the bulldog clip to create a hanger for the board game.

Tip:  You can heat up Command Strip with a blow dryer before you attach to the wall.  Allow strip to fully cool down before attaching the bulldog clip.

Note: I did have to use my finger to wiggle the plastic hook of the decorating clip around a bit to kind of loosen it so the bulldog clip would hook on, but that was the only adjustment I had to make.

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What I like about this is that the game board can be removed at any time to be used for play and the board games can be switched out based on decor.

Who knows, maybe I’ll find some older, more vintage ones along the way and switch these out.

I also like that this doesn’t harm the board game in any way because, hey, since computerized gaming has come along, these board games may become fewer and far between.

Do you still have your old board games?  Are you missing any of the game pieces or have you managed to keep a complete game set?

Somehow, I think I have extra pieces of some, while other pieces are missing completely.

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8 Responses to The Art of Hanging a Board Game

  1. chris aka monkey April 15, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    amy this is so funny my daughter and i were just talking about board games for the boys playroom, we want to put them on the ceiling lol xx

  2. Feral Turtle April 16, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    This is so cool. You come up with the best ideas! I wonder if I could collect enough old game boards to cover stucco…lol The secret to winning Monopoly is, “BE THE BANKER”

  3. Sandra @ Sandra's Ark April 24, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    Great idea and I think I may steal it as we have a large games room and this would be brilliant on those walls

  4. Cheryl April 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    Great idea! Love it!

  5. Rhonda Martin June 1, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    This is a great idea. Completely cover walls to a game room with them and it would be awesome~! Better yet line the wall with tin first to make the walls magnetic and then glue tiny magnets to the bottom of pieces making the boards usable as well~!

    • Amy June 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

      That’s a really good idea, too. You might even be able tomuse that magnetic paint. Thanks so much for sharing Rhonda!!

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