Wednesday, June 1, 2011

On Display

Who doesn't love to display pictures of wonderful memories of family and friends?
I recently made this photo display piece to have yet another place to do so. Right now I have pictures of summertime fun and plan to change out the pictures with each season. You can also add inspirational quotes if you like. You could make one for each child in your household to have a place to display their artwork, awards, chores, schedule, or whatever. This is an easy and inexpensive project!

What you'll need...
A Frame- the one I used is 18" x 24"
Paint- I used Americana acrylic paint in Light Avocado
Sandpaper (optional)
Decorative Paper
Small craft clothespins- the ones I used are 2" long
Mod Podge- This is a staple no house should be without!
Chicken Wire
Picture hanging hardware
Paint Brushes

Start by painting the frame in any color to match your decor.
Tip: I like to save yogurt cups to put the paint in.
Make sure you paint the back of the frame too. 
Since there is nothing in the frame you can tell if the back is left undone.

This next step is optional...
If you like the frame as is, leave it alone.
If you like a more shabby chic or rustic look, then lightly sand the edges and some of the high points.

While the frame is drying, decorate the clothespins.
Trace around the clothespins on the back of the scrapbook paper, then cut out the pieces.
Once you have the paper pieces cut out, paint Mod Podge on one side of each clothespin and attach the paper to the clothespin.
How Cute!

Now, cut out a piece of chicken wire measured to fit in the frame.
Attach the chicken wire to the frame with a staple gun.

Attach hardware so that you can hang your photo display. 

That's it! Easy!
Just attach your favorite photos (or whatever) to the chicken wire using your adorable clothespins...



P.S. I made lots of extra clothespins so I can keep adding to my display!

5 comments:

  1. what a cute idea.. I really like the chicken wire and the clothes pins. I found you through Shabby Cottage Chic... nice blog!

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  2. This is a gorgeous idea and really encourages you to keep pictures rotating.

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  3. Absolutely adorable clothes pin idea.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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