DIY Craft-Clothespin Picture Frame

Am I really posting another DIY craft? These last few post are making it seem like I’m actually crafty. Don’t tell my Mom. Well here comes another easy craft so get ready. For the last few months I’ve had a huge picture frame that’s been sitting around the house just taking up space. We bought it at Hobby Lobby during one of their 90% off sales. It was a total steal. We got an expensive wood frame for only $12. However, once we got home we weren’t really sure what to do with it. So it sat and sat and we moved it to another room where it sat some more. You get the idea. One day when I was trying to move it out of the way so I could get something from the shelve I decided I’d had it! We either needed to do someFullSizeRender (3)thing with it or it had to go.

The only Pinterest crafts I saw for a large frame were to turn into a Chalkboard or use it to hang smaller pictures. I liked the latter. I decided it would be the perfect place to hang my kids artwork that they make for me at school. Off to the store we went. I went to Jo-Ann Fabric and purchased some simple flower wire and a pack of clothespins. My husband already had a staple gun so we didn’t need to purchase that.

Once we got home I got out a ruler and pencil and marked the back of the frame every 4 1/2 inches. Once it was marked I took the wire and straightened it out as much as possible. My husband stapled one side of the wire to the picture frame then I held it to the other side as tight as I could so we could staple it. It’s all about teamwork people! We repeated this three or four times. Once the wire was all in place I took out my handy clothespins and stuck them on the wire. We were done. I gathered all the art I still had around the house, which wasn’t much (I tossed most of it. Bad Mom award right here) and stuck the art in a clothespin. We were done. It took about 20 minutes and it cost less than $20. Not bad for a Saturday afternoon. It’s cute and way better than throwing all the art in my car and then slowly moving it to the recycling bin. Hummm…maybe I do deserve the “Mom of the Year Award” after all.

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