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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?