In my etsy store, I ask if you’d like a sawtooth hanger adhered to your tile. Why would one want this? For added security if you are hanging the tile to a wall with a door or window. Or, if you’re grouping several tiles, it makes it easier to level the tiles. More than one person as has asked for this because her Greyhound enjoys throwing stuffed toys against the wall… go figure.
So here’s how to do it.
You’ll need a tile (obviously…), a measuring device like a tape measure or ruler, a sawtooth hanger and adhesive (in this case I’m using Household Goop. Liquid nail works also).
Now before you break out the adhesive, we’re going to find the center the sawtooth hanger on the back of the tile. You’re going to want to double check that you’ve got the TOP of the tile – trust me on this one. Double check.
See how the sawtooth hanger has a little dot at its center? Make a small little dot on your tile with a pen or pencil so you can find center again when we’ve got the adhesive working for us.
Now we are going to open the adhesive. There are all sorts of warnings on the adhesive packaging — I haven’t read them all but it looks awfully long and important. So I do this gluing in a well-ventilated area.
To glue I touch one end of the hanger to the opening of the adhesive tube. You won’t need ALOT of glue here. Just enough for full coverage between the ends of the hanger and the tile.
Now repeat with the other side of the hanger.
Now carefully line up the dots — the center mark you’ve made on the tile and the raised center dot of the sawtooth hanger. You’re going to want to make sure your hanger is fairly level also so the tile will hang properly.
Presto! See how a bit of the adhesive squished out? I wipe some of that off so it look neat and tidy. Now set your tile aside so it will dry according to the instructions (24 hours for this bad boy).
Then find a nail with a prominent head and hang your tile!