Hi friends! I recently crafted these cute, clothespin picture frames and wanted to share the idea with you. I love getting my fingers busy with creative projects, but don’t usually have the time for complicated endeavors. These guys came together in less than an hour!
If you do a lot of crafting, you’ll likely have everything you need on hand already. (If not, just follow the links and Amazon can get them to you in a couple days!) Here’s what you’ll need:
- picture frames (whatever size or style you prefer)
- cardstock paper (I used simple brown craft paper, but you could substitute another color for a different look)
- mini clothespins (you can also use embellished mini clothespins for added color)
- lace, ribbon, jute string, or raffia (you don’t need much, so this is a great opportunity to use up some of your ribbon stash!)
- super glue or hot glue gun
OPTIONAL: buttons or paper flowers
How To Assemble:
Once you’ve got your supplies ready, it’s a simple process to put these frames together.
- Remove the glass from the frame.
- Set the backing of your frame on your craft paper and trace the rectangle. Cut the rectangle out. Check to make sure that the paper will lay flat inside the frame’s opening. Do a little trimming if necessary.
- Cut your ribbon/string/raffia to a length 3” wider than your craft paper.
- Lay the ribbon flat across the front of your craft paper, then holding the ribbon in place, flip your paper over to the back side. Wrap the extra ribbon around the edges and secure ribbon with adhesive tape or glue to the back of the paper. Flip your paper back over to the front side. (Note: For the raffia ribbon, I added another quick step. I gathered the raffia together in the middle and knotted a short length of ribbon around it.)
- Flip your paper back over to the front side and attach the mini clothespin at the center of the frame. I used a hot glue gun for this step, but super glue would work as well. IMPORTANT NOTE: Clip a photo into your clothespin before gluing it on. This will help you figure out the right spot to glue your clothespin so that your picture hangs centered.)
- Now you just need to put the embellished craft paper into the frame and add the backing.
That’s it! In just a few minutes, you’ll have a fun little frame to add to you decor. I wanted to keep mine fairly simple, but you could embellish with buttons or paper flowers to add an extra touch.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. Drop a comment below and let me know how you add your own personal touch to these frames. Happy crafting! (If you’d like to catch future posts, please scroll down to the bottom and subscribe to my monthly newsletter. I’d love to have you in the More Like Grace community!)
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