If you are looking for some ideas for how to use those clearance items you pick up after the holidays, I have an idea for you!
Like many of you, I am always on the lookout for holiday or special event items that have been priced down for clearance after the holiday. This year, after Halloween, I found this wooden frame at (of all places), my local grocery store, and it was marked down to $1.99!
Of course, I quickly grabbed it, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, and it would be in a DIY…. Duh!
I am slowly creating a picture wall to go down our staircase and I have been looking for different types of picture frames to incorporate in it.
First I painted the entire frame white, with paint I purchased at Walmart.
I gave it a couple of coats of paint and let it dry.
Then I measured the width and length of the entire frame and I cut some chicken wire to those dimensions. I found the chicken wire in the craft section at Walmart, but you can also find chicken wire at your local Home Depot, Menards or at most feed and farm stores. I then simply used a staple gun and stapled the wire to the back side of the entire frame.
All I needed to do next was to decide how I wanted to display my photos. I decided to hang the photos on the wire with small clothespins. I just happened to have some left over from crafting supplies that I used during Easter, so I changed the color from pink to white by painting them with Waverly White Chalk paint. I let them completely dry, then I hot glued them to the tops of each of the six frames.
I also had the word “Family” and some metal keys in my crafting stash, so I hot glued those to the bottom of the frame. My picture frame was complete! All I needed to do next was attach my photos and hang it! And the great part about this project is that I can easily switch out my photos whenever I want a change! I thought about adding more embellishment, but didn’t want to take away from the photos on display so I kept it pretty simple.
This is something that you could easily make with 6
inexpensive frames attached to a flat piece of wood.
Why not give it a try?