Don’t Leave Me Hanging: The Best Tool Ever for Hanging Artwork

What It Is: I used to work in an art gallery for several years, and have become a bit of a picture hanging ninja – it’s pretty rare I have to re-ding my walls with a nail. But I have to admit, I would surely love a tool like BLACK+DECKER’s MarkIT to give me total peace of mind. Simple hang your picture from the tool, hold it up against the wall till it’s just where you want it, and gently press down to make an indention in your wall. It even includes a bubble level to help you balance photos with double hangers, and foldable rulers if you want to space pictures out just so between them. Seriously, this is the best gift ever for any OCD interior decorator types – no more misplaced wall holes and perfect precision in creating your wall art.

Who It’s For: Mom, for Mother’s Day, alongside a frame photo of you and the fam. Your best friend that’s remodeling her home, for a perfect DIY tool she’ll use for years. Your niece or nephew that’s moved into their first place as a cool housewarming pick.

What It Costs: A bargain at $19.99

Where It’s At: Nab it wherever BLACK+DECKER products are sold near you (check here).

Want to try the MarkIT for yourself? BLACK+DECKER and I are giving one away to a lucky reader! Here’s how to enter for your chance to win:

1) FYI: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking ‘follow’. Then leave a comment by June 1, 2017 telling me whether you (or someone you love) could use the MarkIT in their lives – who would you gift it to and why?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 2, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow BLACK+DECKER on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of their MarkIT tool onto your own Instagram. Be sure to tag them + me in your post, and leave a link back to it in a separate comment below.

102 Responses to “Don’t Leave Me Hanging: The Best Tool Ever for Hanging Artwork”
  1. laura says:

    I would gift this to my favourite artist and curator, Brian.

  2. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    Love this. I would gift this to our daughter who recently purchased her first home and still has lots of decorating to do.

  3. Joan G. says:

    I would use this to hang pictures in my home and my daughters. Note: the draw date is incorrect May 1 has already past.

  4. Debra says:

    I think this would be a tool I would use, and of course, I could help others with their painting hangings too!

  5. Lisa M says:

    I need this device, and wish I had it 20 years ago! Thanks for the chance! ❤😊

  6. catherine burke says:

    Now this I could use. I have lots of pictures but don’t want to ruin the walls so take forever to make a decision.

  7. I would buy it for my husband

  8. DebP says:

    I would keep this for myself. I’ve got a number of pictures in storage that I’d like to hang, and this would make the job so much easier.

  9. Chanel says:

    My mom could use this! She can never seem to hang pictures straight. This would be a great mother’s day gift.

  10. katydidit21 says:

    I would gift this to myself. I just bought a new home and this would make my life so much easier.

  11. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My mom would love this for all her DIY projects. She always worries about location on the walls, so this would be awesome to gift to her!

  12. Donnas says:

    I could use the MarkIT. I don’t have any pictures on the walls yet for fear that they won’t line up. And I don’t want to have to patch nail holes.

  13. Aimee says:

    I’d like to start a picture wall going up my stairs. I am a subscriber.

  14. edmontonjb says:

    I could use this. We are planning to replace all of our flooring and repaint the entire main floor so this would be very handy for rehanging our pictures and art after the reno is done.


  15. mcmc says:

    I would use this myself as I end up with holes everywhere when I hang pictures on my walls.

  16. maltichaitan says:

    Love this….I have so many portraits to hang…….

  17. Lisa Dervin says:

    Would love to win this for my OCD dad for Father’s Day ! Thank you.

  18. Tanis Mallow says:

    Oh my gawd. I must have this!

  19. demon1102 says:

    I would gift this to myself because I’m planning to move to a new house.

  20. Alyssa says:

    It would be a great gift for my parents although I would be tempted to keep it myself!

  21. Giselle says:

    I would love it for myself! Lol! I think just anyone would love it, especially as a housewarming gift.

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d be another one who’d love to have this for myself, I hate asking for help and now that my kids have all left home there’s only me. I haven’t hung any pictures on my walls yet and I do have plenty so this would be a marvellous help to me.
    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide.

  23. Mary Danieli says:

    Oh, this is easy. I would gift it to myself. I’ve been asking all 3 of my brothers – the ones I wanted the MANDUST for, to help me hang some pictures at my place. Do you think they could spare 1/2 hour to help me position and hang these things? Nope! Ergo, I need the MarkIT for myself.

  24. Lori P says:

    I’m the one who’d love this tool since other family members aren’t so bothered by misaligned frames. Much better solution than filling extra holes after the fact.

  25. Vivian Dionne says:

    I would give the MarkIT to my husband, because he is always framing and hanging up our vacation pictures.

  26. intensev5 says:

    I would gift it to myself – I am always hanging up pictures and I struggle with it!

  27. erin mcsweeney says:

    I totally could use this I’m painting my place and then i’ll need to be hanging all my pictures

  28. Jessica Lord says:

    I would gift it to myself so I don’t have to wait for hubby to help me hang pictures !

  29. louise says:

    I sure could use this last week. I hung up a bunch of photo frames and I’m didn’t do a good job 🙂

  30. debra says:

    I could use this -have numerous pictures still on my floor as waiting for someone-or something to help me get them hung up properly.

  31. Israel Y says:

    we have alot of pictures that are crooked, i would gift this to my parents

  32. I could definitely use this! I am bad at hanging up pics,,as well as my hubby!

  33. Susan says:

    I could definitely use this tool. I have lived in my home for 11 years and most of my artwork has still not been hung.

  34. cookie3 says:

    I love this & would gift it to me. I still have a few pictures in my closet that need to be hung up.

  35. KellyPC says:

    I’d share this with my mom, with both have trouble hanging things properly!
    my walls look like swiss cheese behind a few of my pictures.

  36. Donna L. says:

    I’d gift it to my hubby so he can hang our artwork more easily.

  37. Donna L. says:

    Bonus entry on instagram as karmakitty123:

  38. Angela says:

    I would give this to my sister-in-law and may be borrow it?!

  39. kj crummey says:

    I love hanging art and all my friends ask me to visit them to perform this activity. My method involves a hammer, a level, a stud finder, etc. …you know … the old way! But whoa! Wouldn’t I just love to try hanging art this new way! Fingers are definitely crossed for this give-away!!!

  40. J says:

    I would gift this to myself! I feel I deserve it after spending ages hanging a gallery wall with half a dozen frames using the paper template supplied with the frames, only to discover the manufacturer had printed all the hanger locations in the wrong place!

  41. SarahJ says:

    I could use it in my life because my husband is a perfectionist when it comes to hanging frames. I don’t want picture hanging to be stressful any more.

  42. We have a lot of art, so I’d make use of this myself, and hubby would, too.

  43. Mike Flaman says:

    I would gift this to my mother who is constantly hanging pictures and things in her home.

  44. Sean M says:

    We have so many paintings and pictures that we can’t see the colour of the wall underneath. This would be so handy…

  45. abluesgirl9 says:

    I would gift this to my hubby! He is a very precise man and would LOVE this! We have lots of stuff to hang in our new house….

  46. Calvin F. says:

    This would be nice to give to my dad, he hangs a lot of stuff, not just artwork around the house.

  47. Chantelle Daigle says:

    My husband and I could definitely use it – we always help each other hang things (“Does this look straight?”) and somehow never get it right haha

  48. Vanessa L. says:

    My husband and I could definitely use it. We hung a mirror a few weeks ago. It’s slightly crooked and drives me a little crazy!

  49. Lorna says:

    Oh wow this would be for me! But I could share with daughter & family (or maybe not).

  50. Theresa Jones says:

    Oh I really need this. Whenever I attempt to hang a picture, there inevitably are extra holes behind it.

  51. Elaine Rosser says:

    I am already a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber.

  52. Elaine Rosser says:

    I would love to get MarkIt for my husband- who always hangs everything crooked.

  53. pj says:

    Oh, this is soooo timely, my son gave me a tack board for Christmas for my sewing room, and I STILL haven’t hung it up, because I just hate trying to hang pictures, etc. and get the spacing right! I have been looking at this gift for over three months and feeling guilty that It is still decorating the floor 😉

  54. could use one of these tools

  55. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I would keep this myself to stop all those extra holes I see to get and I will lend it to my daughter.

  56. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would give it to hubby to hang pictures that need hanging.

  57. Scott Hayes says:

    My wife is an amazing artist and I’m sure that she could use this in her toolbox.

  58. janicour says:

    My DIL loves to hang family photos, and she would love this.

  59. joyce s. says:

    I could use this as I have a lot of paintings to hang

  60. George Kyber Meek says:

    My son could use one of these neat tools..

  61. Cathy C says:

    I would definitely use it myself as I am always asking my husband to put up pictures and this would let me do it myself.

  62. Lucretia Flemming says:

    myself – I have a few pieces I need hung up!

  63. photomum says:

    I would gift this to my husband, so he can help me hang photos straight. i am a subscriber

  64. Athena says:

    I could use this! I’d gift it to my hubby and put him to work 🙂

  65. CLC says:

    This would be the PERFECT gift for me (although I’m pretty good at “eyeballing” it . . . lots of practice)

  66. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d gift it to myself…I’m terrible at hanging picture

  67. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i would love this for my self

  68. Elaine Buonsante says:

    This is one tool that I must get…my husband and I never are able to hand a frame right the first time!

  69. Renee a Lacasse says:

    I need this!

  70. thomas rusinak says:

    I could build some neat stuff with this!

  71. janinevan09 says:

    i would give it to my sister, she just moved and this would be super helpful!

  72. Tanya says:

    My boyfriend could definitely use this! We’ve had some incidences of crooked pictures to often!

  73. Julie says:

    This would be very useful, we have a lot of things to hang up in the next few months in the addition that is being put on. I could really use this. Already subscribe, thanks!

  74. Maja Stanisic says:

    I’ve been needing something like this for our family pictures for so long!! Thx for the opportunity! 🙂

  75. Anne Derkat says:

    I could have used this so many times in the past. I’d definitely keep one for myself and gift it to others in my family.

  76. Karen says:

    I have pictures that I’m afraid to hang up–definitely need this tool

  77. Carol Oddy says:

    I’ve got to have one of these, I’m short & hanging pictures is always a chore, like this post, thanks.

  78. Catherine Robichaud says:

    I would definitely gift this to myself because I always have a problem hanging pictures. I have picture that I still haven’t hung cause I’m so bad at it.

  79. Luminous Angel says:

    Omg I would gift this to my hubby for Father’s Day – he has so many family pictures to frame and hang!

  80. jared says:

    i soooooo need this tool.

  81. AliKira says:

    I would use this tool: I’m moving soon and look forward to hanging art in my new place!

  82. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I could use the MarkIT in my lives as making mistakes has been the reason behind me not adding art to my walls. If I were to gift it, I would gift it to my cousin who is a perfectionist and this would help with her anxiety as well – maybe I’ll share it with her 🙂 Thanks.

  83. Alison K says:

    Bonus @blackanddeckerca Entry: Followed BLACK+DECKER on Instagram and either Regrammed one of their photos

  84. Lori says:

    Having made a quite a few extra holes in my walls…this is just what I need!

  85. Erin Lewis says:

    I definitely would gift it to myself! It would fore sure come in handy in my household.

  86. beewbedard says:

    I would gif it to my husband so he could use it when I need it lol
    brendawitherspoon at hot mail dot com

  87. dabrowne says:

    I have recently decided to make a gallery wall in my family room and could really use a tool like the MarkIt. I can never get my pictures to hang level!

  88. Donna L. says:

    Bonus entry: Regrammed as @karmakitty123,

  89. Janette says:

    I need this in my life!

  90. I could use it in my life. I have some pics to put up

  91. Kim K says:

    I could really use a tool like this to help me hang pictures

  92. KELLY E says:

    I could use this as I can’t seem to hang a picture straight.

  93. Natalie says:

    I could definitely use this! I just moved in to a new place and hung a bunch of pictures and art aaaaand none of it is level or equally spaced and it’s driving me nuts but I tried to fix some and it ended up looking worse so I decided to just leave them the way they are. Even though it’s driving me nuts.

  94. aliyadaya says:

    I would use the MarkIT tool myself; I am always putting up pictures around my house and in my office and struggle with making sure that everything looks even.

  95. Grace says:

    I would use the MarkIt tool myself! I always struggle to make things even when I am hanging them.

  96. L. Marie says:

    A great tool I could definitely use as I recently moved and don’t want ghastly wall marks

  97. Elena says:

    I would keep this one, I hate hanging pictures but this would make it easier!

  98. Carol M says:

    I would definitely use this for myself as I have some artwork to hang.

    I’m a subscriber.

  99. gayle bellemare says:

    I would use this myself but would definitely loan to my sisters and friends as we all worry so much about placement. This would make life so much easier.

  100. Denae Boucher says:

    My mom would love this as she does everything by herself.

  101. Lisa S says:

    I need to get one of these for everyone in my family! Fantastic!

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