How to Hang Your Ukulele on the Wall: The Macra Music Way

How to Hang Your Ukulele on the Wall: The Macra Music Way

Displaying your ukulele on the wall is not only a great way to save space but also to showcase your instrument as a beautiful piece of decor. Hanging it properly ensures it remains safe and accessible too.

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1. Preparing to Hang Your Ukulele

Choosing the Right Spot

Selecting the ideal location is crucial. Consider both aesthetics and practicality:

  • Aesthetic Considerations: Choose a spot where the ukulele enhances the room’s decor. Think about how it will look with other wall items or in relation to furniture.
  • Practical Considerations: Ensure the spot is free from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and high humidity to prevent damage to the ukulele.

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Measuring and Marking

There is very little measuring involved with hanging our ukulele hangers - all you need is a simple nail, decide where you would like it to go, and hammer it in!

However using a measuring tape to measure how far up the wall you want to hammer you nail could be useful

  • Tools Needed: A hammer and a nail
  • Steps to Ensure Accuracy: Measure the height at which you want to hang the ukulele. Use a pencil to mark the spot and a level to ensure your marks are straight.

2. Selecting the Right Hardware

Types of Hooks and Hangers

Choose hardware that can support your ukulele’s weight and keep it secure:

You can use a basic nail... but there are various other hooks you can use!

  • Screw hooks - these will easily screw into your wall and give you a little extra room to hang your ukulele, bear in mind though, your hanger will hang slightly away from the wall, so don't go for this option if you would like your instrument to be flat against the wall.
  • Command Hooks - these are my favourite option for hanging our ukulele hangers, your instrument will lie flat against the wall and look great! These can be bought from Amazon pretty cheap!

Considerations for Wall Types

Different walls require different installation methods:

  • Drywall: Use wall anchors and screws suitable for drywall to prevent the hook from pulling out.
  • Plaster: Consider using special plaster anchors and screws. Pre-drill holes to prevent plaster from cracking though!
  • Brick or Concrete: Use masonry drill bits and anchors. Ensure the anchors are deep and secure.

3. Installation Process

Tools Required

Gather your tools before starting the installation:

  • Basic Tools: Drill, screwdriver, level, pencil.
  • Optional Tools: Stud finder (for locating wall studs), wall anchors (if not mounting on a stud).

Step-by-Step Guide

  • Installing the Hook:
    • Mark the spot where the hook will be installed.
    • Drill pilot holes for screws (if required by the type of wall and hook).
    • Attach the hook to the wall. Ensure it’s tight and secure.
  • Testing the Installation: Gently pull on the hook to ensure it’s securely fastened and can support the weight of your ukulele.

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4. Hanging the Ukulele

Proper Placement

Carefully place your ukulele on the hanger:

  • Positioning: Ensure the ukulele sits straight and is balanced. You pop the ukulele through the strings in the middle and the bottom knots goes underneath, its really simple!

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5. Maintenance and Safety Tips

Regular Checks

Maintain the integrity of the installation over time:

  • Inspecting the Hook: Regularly check the hook for signs of wear or loosening.
  • Re-tightening Screws: Periodically tighten screws to ensure the hook remains secure. (dependent on what type of hook you have chosen)

Environmental Factors

Protect your ukulele from environmental damage:

  • Humidity Control: Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels. Maintain a stable environment with a humidifier or dehumidifier as needed.
  • Cleaning: Dust the ukulele and hanger regularly to keep them clean.


Hanging your ukulele on the wall is a great way to display and protect your instrument. By following these steps, you can ensure that your ukulele is both secure and beautifully showcased. Enjoy the added space and the aesthetic appeal of your displayed instrument!

Additional Resources

Recommended Products

  • Hooks - Command hooks are a great choice and come in various different sizes dependent on the weight of your instrument. You can find a selection of them here 
  • Ukulele hangers - you can find a selection of ukulele mounts from Macra Music here 
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