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How to Make Your Own Picture Hanging Frame: A DIY

A popular trend of 2018 is using a large picture frame with twine across it to pin up your photos and be able to display many within the frame. These can range anywhere in price, some I have seen upwards of $50! But we made our own and you can too with just a few quick steps!

1. Find a large frame:

To find a frame I would recommend going to thrift stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. You can purchase it retail anywhere you would like but we found that buying it from a secondhand store we were able to save a lot of money and didn't have to compromise on the quality!

2. Remove any artwork from the frame:

Be sure to take out all the glass and artwork that came with the frame, unless you got lucky and got an empty one to begin with! Be sure to dispose of any materials properly and remember that glass can be recycled!

3. Screw "Screw Eyes" into the sides of the frame:

You can purchase a 'screw eye' from any hardware store, or even Amazon. These are just small screws with a hole on top, which you will need for this project to string the twine through. While doing this remember to mark where you are going to screw the screw eyes into and make sure they are at the same height so you can ensure that it won't be crooked.

4. String the twine through:

One the eyes are in take your twine and tie it through on one side. Then bring it to the other side and tie it there. Make sure you are tying it just so, not too tight or too lose. One thing I would recommend is before you double knot it on the second loop is to take your clothespin and photo and pin it on the string to make sure the picture falls where you want it to. 

5. Repeat as many times as necessary:

Depending on the size of your frame and photos you may want to have 4 or 5 pieces of twine tied across for your photos! For ours we capped it at two pieces of twine because that best fit the frame we had but keep repeating steps 3 and 4 until you get the desired look. 

6. Place your photos on, hang and voila!

Now your frame is done and ready to be hung! This is such a nice wall piece for any home and allows you to display many photos at once, I love how it came out and hope you do too! 

If you decide to try out our DIY be sure to tag Plymouth Card Company on social media!


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