Monday, July 29, 2013

DIY Picture Frame of June 23rd, 2013 IM TAKEN! I just adore my sweet boyfriend Jacob!  Within about 2 months, we had taken crazy amounts of photos! I couldn't wait to make something and saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago. I decided to put my own twist on it. 

I found this old picture frame at the thrift store for cheap. 

I took the picture and the glass out of it and detached the wire on the back. 

I then took sandpaper and sanded off the finish on the wood frame. After cleaning off the excess dust, I stained the frame. 

I then measured and hammered in 4 nails evenly on each side. 

I took a spool of twine and measured 4 pieces with excess hanging over the sides. One at a time I tied them in a knot onto the nail. I wasn't too fond of the silver nail showing, so I painted a small dab of off-white paint over top each nail head. 

At Joann's I bought a bag of mini clothesline and clipped the photos right on to the twine. 

Joann's always has the little $1 section in the scrapbooking area. I found some pop up pieces that said "us", "you & me", and "live life to the fullest" that I stuck on to the frame. 

Since he just moved here, I gave it to Jacob as a little gift for him to hang in his new place! It's cute but still perfect as a gift for a man ;-) 

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! Now that I'm on maternity leave, it's craft time! Stealing some of your ideas :) xoxo