After I made an aerator for my Sea Monkeys, I had trouble hanging my digital photo frame on the wall when the nail kept slipping flush with the wall.
The digital photo frame also serves as a memory card reader when I need to get pictures off the camera at work, but I have to take the frame off the wall to put in the card and the USB cable and I always had a hard time re-hanging the frame so I wanted some way to keep the nail from slipping.
Since I already had the straws out, I decided to try something and this instructable was born.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
You could use a ruler too but the measurements aren't that precise so that's optional.
I'm doing this at work so I only used items readily available to me (I found a stash of bendy straws in the kitchen)
Step 2: Cut the straw
The length of the cut isn't terribly important as long as it is long enough to keep the nail far enough from the wall to engage the keyhole or picture hook of the object that you are trying to hang.
Step 3: Fold the straw
Once it is well flattened, fold and wrap it around the nail to make the diameter of the doubled up straw smaller. I didn't find that this step was too critical either since the straw bends easily to conform with the keyhole shape of the frame.
Step 4: Tape the straw
Nothing critical here.