That’ll hang, Pig
October 1, 2022 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Literally the only space for my chalkboard pig is on the front of my 10-year-old chest freezer. How can I attach it? (Don’t care about permanently affixing something to freezer. Thanks!
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
If you don't mind it being a bit wobbly, "Command Hooks" might do a good job. I'm sorry that's an Amazon link, nicer to get them from your local hardware store.
posted by anadem at 10:31 AM on October 1, 2022 [2 favorites]

How heavy is it? I'd definitely try command hooks - possibly multiple depending on the weight.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:31 AM on October 1, 2022 [1 favorite]

Have you plugged both materials into This to That?

It's a single-purpose website that tells you what kind of adhesive to use to attach any two materials together.
posted by yellowcandy at 10:32 AM on October 1, 2022 [7 favorites]

Screw extra strong magnets into hangers on the back of pig. Some magnets are threaded. And short screws and a washer if needed. Your local hardware store can also help find parts that are compatible. You might also just be able to use extra strong magnets on fridge/freezer and hook existing hanger string behind them.
posted by countrymod at 10:44 AM on October 1, 2022 [2 favorites]

Could you just glue magnets onto the back of the pig to affix it to your freezer instead of hanging it?
posted by kate4914 at 10:56 AM on October 1, 2022 [8 favorites]

Command strips for picture hanging. Put them directly on the pig rather than using the wire.

The large ones will hold 16 lbs. I used them to hang a huge whiteboard. Set decoration people on film locations which cannot have holes in the wall use them to hang lots of heavy stuff.
posted by lookoutbelow at 11:05 AM on October 1, 2022 [1 favorite]

Yeah I would just glue some neodymium magnets to the pig. Obviously glue is not needed if your pig is ferrous.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:21 AM on October 1, 2022 [4 favorites]

That's a nice pig...
posted by Windopaene at 11:38 AM on October 1, 2022 [3 favorites]

I have nothing to add but I'm moved to express my love for both this pig and the sentence "obviously glue is not needed if your pig is ferrous."
posted by babelfish at 12:03 PM on October 1, 2022 [13 favorites]

Magnets would be a great option, but cover them with some soft vinyl or tape so they don't scratch up the surface of the freezer if the pig slides around a little.
posted by 68091A50 at 12:07 PM on October 1, 2022 [4 favorites]

After a time (a few years) command strips will harden up and fall off. Might injure the pig.
I'd go for magnets and epoxy (long setting time is stronger than quick setting).
posted by H21 at 1:12 PM on October 1, 2022

100% use heavy-duty silicone mounting tape (aka nano tape). This stuff is amazing. It doesn't use glue. It doesn't leave a sticky film. It can hold heavy items very securely.

(There are cheaper options, but I've linked to the one that I bought previously, because I know it works.)
posted by Winnie the Proust at 5:53 PM on October 1, 2022 [2 favorites]

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