Last weekend, I pulled out a box full of empty frames. My first idea was to hang them on a wall as a design statement and maybe put something in the center of a few (like a framed picture or a hanging ornament). My daughter, who had an empty wall in her room, quickly spoke up and said she wanted one of the empty frames. But, still, even in her room keeping the frame empty didn’t seem right.
So we decided to do something creative and turn the frame into a place for her to hang and rotate printed photos of her friends (and family!), as well as movie tickets, greetings cards, or any other mementos she wanted to look at.
Here’s what we started with…
Next, we determined the orientation of the frame (landscape) and how many rows (decided on 2)
of wire we would use to hang the photos. We measured twice and marked where to locate the hooks!
Then we and attached the hooks and wire.
Next, we added a picture hanger hook.
You’ll notice that my hammering skills of teeny tiny nails isn’t so great, but it’s attached and secure.
Next, we hung up the frame and attached photos using clothes pins I had for the kitchen to close up opened chip bags.
Cost was about $3.50 for a pack of 12 at World Market.
We had all the supplies on hand, so essentially it only cost us time, which was a great way to spend an hour with my daughter, be creative together and accomplish something useful.
Later in the day, my daughter bedazzled the clips…and in the future, we may use some pink paint to highlight the detail on the frame.
So what’s laying around your house that you could do something creative with?