Step 1: Tools and Materials
Small drill bit (I used 3/32")
Pliers with tin snip section (or a different method of cutting)
Thin strip of metal (I used 1/16" X 1/2" X 3' Aluminum @ $2.68. This makes three sets.)
Step 2: Measure and Cut Your Hangers
1. You're going to want a good 1/2" to hold the front of the picture, so put a mark at 1/2".
2. Then, add onto that the depth of your picture frame and whatever the thickness of your metal is. (You lose about 1/2 thickness in each bend.)
3. Then add to that about 2". (For my 1/2" picture frame, I used 3" hangers to make even foot increments.)
Pretty much any means of cutting works. I used the tin snip sections of the pliers to put a notch in the metal and then bent it multiple times until it fractured at that point. (Like you would a paperclip.) Deburr the edges with sandpaper if necessary.
Step 3: Finalize the Hanger
2. Drill your hole about 1/2 the width of your metal from the end. (Remember what you drill on.)
3. Deburr hole with sandpaper if necessary.
You're done---with your first one. Make four of these and move onto the next step.