Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DIY: Clothes Pin Picture Frame

*Great Christmas gift alert.

I was at Michael's and found this lovely wooden frame in the last call section for $8.00. I am always looking for a new way to add some decor in to our very plain home so alas a project was born. Total this project cost me $14. 


What you will need:
  • (1) backless frame
  • (9) clothes pins
  • 1 roll of twine or jute
  • gold paint
  • sponge brush
  • staple gun

Step 1: Measure out how many inches you would like your strings to be apart. I measured the frame and divided the inches by 4 to get a good idea.  I marked each spot I wanted to put in a staple with chalk.

Step 2: The picture above is a little misleading. I realized after that I should put my staples vertically on the inside ridge of the frame.  Your staples will serve as the spot where you will be tying your jute.


Step 3: Paint your frame. I used metallic acrylic paint. I love acrylic paint because it doesn't take too long to dry and its easy to work with. I also used a sponge brush because I still  wanted the wood portion to come through.  I did about three coats and let it dry for 40 minutes.

Step 4: All that is left is hanging your pictures with clothes pins and finding the perfect spot in your home!

I hope you enjoyed  this! Don't be too stressed if you have to play around with your staple placement... the weight of your pictures/clothespins make the spacing seem off.  Also, the tighter you tie your jute/twine the less slack for slouching.

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