Canvas panels are amazing things: cheap, thin, easy to store, and oh, that’s right – not so easy to hang. Enter a man named Joe Cope and a thing called a D ring!
As I have mentioned before, Joe Cope is a wickedly dark and amazing artist whom the Women of Wonderstrange have the good fortune to know in the real world. I recently bought a 4×4 from Joe’s Etsy shop, and when it arrived, I found myself smitten not only by the piece, but by the mechanism of its hanging.
When I contacted Joe, he told me the hanger was called a D ring, and I am happy to report that I just bought 100 D rings on Amazon for about $6.00 – which is a much better deal than I got at my local big box store, where I nabbed two D rings, packaged together with some wire I didn’t want, for $3.00.
To unite the D ring and your canvas panel in loving bliss for all eternity, all you really need is some good adhesive. I use a two-part epoxy called J-B Kwik that I bought at a local hobby store for about $7 dollars, but I’m sure other kinds of good, strong glue would work equally well.
Once you have your adhesive, just measure and mark the center of the panel, apply the glue to the “flap,” press it in place, and walk away. Within a matter of minutes, your panel will be ready to hang!