Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hanging Photos - I saw it on Pinterest

This is one I did awhile back, but I thought I would add it here because I think it turned out pretty good.

Pinterest version:

My version:

- frame (any size, any shape that you want)
- white spray paint
- black ribbon
- clothespins
- hot glue gun
- twine
- black and white photos
- Picture hanger (if needed)

Step 1: If your frame isn't already empty, remove the glass, backing, and whatever else is in the frame. I found this one at a garage sale and it was already just empty.

Step 2: Spray paint the frame and clothespins white. Apply as many coats as needed.

Step 3: Cut 2 pieces of twine (or more if your frame is bigger) that reach horizontally with 1-1 1/2 inches extra.

Step 4: Using the hot glue gun, glue the twine onto the back of the frame (make sure the frame is dry). Make sure the twine is taught across the frame.

Step 5: Once the hot glue is set, place the clothespin onto the twine.

Step 6: Arrange your photos. Do not pin them in quite you can tell from mine I had to cut some of mine smaller and adjust them to ensure that they all fit. Try a few different arrangements until you find the one that works.

Step 7: Pin the pictures onto the twine.

Step 8: Cut a piece of ribbon just long enough to wrap around the top of the frame. Hot glue it on.

Step 9: Cut a longer piece of ribbon and tie it into a bow. Then hot glue it to the ribbon you just placed on the frame. (Mine has gotten a little droopy over time...)

Step 10: If needed, attach a picture hanger to the back of your frame. Most frames already have this.

Voila! I give this Pinterest makeover 5 stars! It turned out exactly how I wanted it and it is so simple to change out the pictures whenever I want!

1 comment:

  1. IMHO, yours is way cuter than the Pinterest version!