You will need 2 paint sticks, wood glue (or any glue) a pointy screw and a drill. You could use one paint stick, but I wanted a thicker stick so it won't split when drilling. You can also use a regular stick of wood, but the paint sticks are already cut and a perfect size and oh yeah...they're free!
The pointy screw needs to be long enough to have about 1/4" to 1/2" sticking out on both sides of the stick.
Run a bead of glue on the length of the stick.
Place the other stick on top of the glue.
Wipe off excess glue.
Place a heavy object on the sticks until it dries. I used clamps for mine.
Place a piece of scrap wood under the sticks to drill the hole.
Drill the hole smaller than the screw that you are using.
Now twist in the screw so part is sticking out the front and the back.
Place the object that you want to hang on the wall on the front part of the screw. It could be the hook from a picture frame, the ribbon on a plate or that tiny hole on the back of a clock etc. I'm always trying to guess where I should bang in the nail, so this is the trick that will help.
I will be hanging the decorative plate from the ribbon. See the ribbon on the front screw. While your object is hanging from the screw, decide where you want it to be on the wall. Move the paint stick around until it's in the perfect place.
Now with a little pressure or a tap on the screw, you will be making a small mark on the wall with the pointy part of the screw that's on the back of the paint stick, just where you want your item to be.
See the tiny hole? Now you know where to tap in a small nail and hang your picture.