I’ve been seeing these cool photo clip frames in stores and on Pinterest. A simple frame, either strung with sting or wire, used to hang photos and/or memorabilia. What I think is so neat about this fame is that you can easily change the photos based on the seasons or use it to highlight a special occasions, like kids birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, engagement parties, the list goes on and on. I decided to DIY this project because the space I wanted to fill was pretty big and I hadn’t seen any in stores that would work.
Supplies (Based on frame size of 55in.L X 24in. W).
2 1.5X2X6 boards (Lowes)
4 Flat Brackets (Lowes)
1 package of Furniture Nails (decorative) (Lowes)
Mini clothes pins (Michaels)
Twine (Something sturdy to hold the weight of the photos)
Rub and Buff Gold
Stain/paint depending on your finished look
Mitre Box and Saw
Cut the wood pieces to your desired length and sand each piece. I wanted a weatherd/rustic look so I used 60 grit sand paper. I also focused on the corners and edges of each piece to wear them down a bit. I used my stash of paint and stain and chose an off white base color and Valspar antiquing glaze. Once the paint was dry I sanded the corners and edges again so the antiquing glaze would be darker in those areas. Glazing goes very quickly, just apply a light coat with a foam brush and wipe off with a rag. If it’s not dark enough apply more glaze until you get the effect you like.
I found some mini wooden clothes pins at Michaels. I ended up getting the white ones and using rub and buff to change the color to gold/bronze. Michaels also carries Rub and Buff in several colors. Have you ever used it? I put a small amount on the clothes pin, using a cloth I rubbed it in well and let it dry.
To add the twine I measured and marked each long side of the frame, the twine on my frame is 7in. apart. Nail each furniture tack in about half way. Cut twine so you have plenty to tie a knot on both sides. I tied the twine to one side and nailed the tack down, then pulling the twine as tight as possible tie and knot to the other tack and nail that tack down.
Add Photos and enjoy! We hung some pics of our summer vacation. I also added some Project Life journal cards to help tell the story; it’s like a big scrapbook page. LOVE IT!
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