As I opened our boxes of Christmas decorations last week, I was so happy when I found the three pictures of Connor sitting on Santa’s lap. It was so fun to see how he has changed through the years!
I just had to find a way to display these adorable pictures!
I knew I wanted an easy frame that I could add pictures to each year and I wanted it to look like a college of pictures so I decided to make a clothesline frame. I’ve seen these frames on Pinterest and love them. But instead of having the string go across in rows that are evenly spaced, I thought it would be fun to be a little different. So I made my rows by randomly having them zig zag back and forth.
Here is what you will need to make your own photo display:
- 1 frame – I found mine at a thrift store for $4.98
- Glaze (optional)
- Jute or string
- Mini clothespins
To make your frame:
Step 1: Paint the frame – I started by painting the frame red. Then I glazed it using black glaze I already had.
Step 2: Turn the frame over and push your push pins in halfway – I placed mine 2 inches apart. I started two inches down from the opening on one side and then started 2 inches down on the other side because I didn’t want my rows to line up perfectly.
Step 3: Start by tying the jute to the first thumbtack. Wrap your string around the thumbtacks randomly going across. Tie the string to last thumbtack. Use a hammer to push the thumbtacks all them way into the frame. This should keep the rope more secure.
Step 4: Attach your pictures using the clothespin.
Step 5: Admire your masterpiece!!
Can it really get any easier than this?
I really love how it turned out and I especially love displaying these special photos. I have to admit that this is probably one of my favorite projects I’ve done. I love the rustic feel of the frame with the jute rope.
Don’t you just love when a project turns out exactly as you envisioned it in your head?
Sierra @ H is for Homeschooling says
Love this! Pinned it to do when I have time 🙂
Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things says
I LOVE THIS! You continue to amaze me with all your projects! I just went over to Honey Bear Lane and saw your Christas Card holder. So clever! I think I am going to copy cat both of these ideas. 🙂
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
This is VERY cute! What a fun idea! I am your newest follower. I’d love for your you to follow me back, if you aren’t already =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Merry Christmas, Beth =-)
How fun! Thanks so much for linking up this week at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party — I’ve featured his project over at my Facebook page so all can see! 🙂
….and stop by my blog and grab the Featured Me button for your blog too. 🙂
Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
I love this..I had seen these on pinterest to and I love your idea of not having the jute be perfectly symmetrical!
Good Girl Gone Green says
Very cute! 🙂
It looks great! And I love your candles on the mantle. Very festive:)
Have a lovely Monday.
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
My sis in law did this so I have gotten to see one in person to know how cute they are! Yours looks great! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!
Kassi at Truly Lovely says
I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays… by the way… someone has a FEATURE!!! http://www.trulylovelyblog.com/2011/12/fancy-this-features-55-and-winner.html
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