- Twine or string
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Pencil or pen
- Clips or small clothespins
- Measure the dimensions on the back of your frame.
- Determine how long your twine will need to be (give yourself an extra two inches for gluing!) and how many lines you want to have running across the frame. Make sure you leave enough room for your photos to hang between each line. Mark the frame and cut the twine.
- Hot glue the twine to the frame. I found that if I did one end of the twine, let it dry, and then the other end, I was able to get a more taut line. Keep in mind that however loose or taut you make your lines, the pictures will add weight and pull them down further.
- Hang the frame or position it where you’d like it to go.
- Clip your photos in and voila! How easy was that?!
Frame: I happened to already have a large frame that had no glass or backing. I got it from a friend when she broke the glass and was going to toss it. It’s been laying around for a year and a half and needed a home. If you don’t already have a frame, you could improvise. Go buy a frame from Walmart. Easy but has the potential to be costly. Get some wood or moulding from Home Depot or Lowe’s. I’m pretty sure you can have it cut to the length of your choosing fo’ free. Paint it with chalk paint (or a paint of your choice.) Glue it together. Presto, $3 frame and you could probably make it pretty large. Try a small desk version by buying a standing frame from Dollar Tree and using miniature photos. Maybe tiny letters that spell something out. Let me know what you come up with!
Clips: I’m currently too poor to go buy those really cute miniature clothesline hangers or any clips for that matter. I took paper clips, bent them, and hot glued them to the backs of my pictures.
Photos: You can get photos printed from Walmart for pretty cheap but, again, I don’t have any expendable money right now. I took card stock that I already had and printed my images on that at home. I like the matte finish so this worked out well for me. I used images from my free motivational quote printable post and photos from Instagram. Check out how I sized and printed them here.