DIY Picture Frames


Written by Erin Lawinger. Media by Emily Martiens


There are some moments captured on film strip that tell a tale, and those moments are often confined in a 4 x 6 frame. For the snapshots in life that hold such joy and pleasure, it is important that the frame is just as uniquely crafted. Here are some creative ways to case those special memories.


Creating with Clothespins

Using clothespins to mount pictures is a new trend on the rise. It is not only cheap and

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Photo by Emily Martiens

simple, but it also makes for the perfect DIY craft.


1. Classic clothespin frame: This frame breaks down into five simple supplies which include: empty frame, twine, clothes pins, glue gun, photographs. To start, dab some hot glue on the back of the frame and place the end of the twine on top of it. To keep from burning a finger, use a button to press the twine into place. Then do the same thing on the other side of the frame to form a line from one side of the frame to another. Depending on the size of the frame, repeat the process two to three more times.

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2.Radiating clothespin display: Cut a circle the size of the display (it can be big or small depending on the number of pictures). Next, cut out the middle of the circle making a ring shape. Then attack the clothespins with a hot glue gun, and it’s finished. Let the pictures speak for themselves as they radiate from the frame.


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Wooden and Whimsical

For this DIY frame, you’ll need two pieces of wood, one is 1 x 8 x 6 and the other 1 x 3 x 7, wood stain, metal clip, ribbon, twine, and super glue. The 1 x 3 x 7 will be drilled into the 1 x 8 x 6 on the back, at the bottom, to be used as the stand. After the frame is made, it can be stained with a color of the crafters choice. Next, glue the metal clip where the picture will be attached. Then, use the ribbon and twine to decorate.



Casing in Color

The last frame idea is the simplest and most vibrant project. For this design, purchase a plain wooden frame at any local craft store, and decorate with color. There is no method to this madness. You can use different styles of washi tape, paint, or cover it in a spunky fabric. The options are endless with this DIY frame.

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Moments are meant to be captured, and the most valuable ones are meant to be mounted. For the next family photo or friend collage, try one of these DIY frames that are sure to brighten up your room.





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