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Clothespin Picture Frame DIY

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Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Make this cool picture frame with an old cabinet door and some clothespins from the dollar store! A clothespin picture frame is beautiful, easy, and changeable.

I am a bit of a maniac when it comes to picture taking. When we were at the beach this summer, I took almost 650 pictures. Granted, we were there for 3 weeks, but still. That's a lot of pictures. So naturally, I love picture frames -- especially ones I can DIY, and especially especially ones I can DIY for almost nothing, like this clothespin picture frame.

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Seriously, isn't it cool? I think it looks like a carved piece of art -- little do people know that it's made from a few simple repurposed items. Really all you need is an old cabinet door and some clothespins from the dollar store.

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Supplies for a Clothespin Picture Frame

  • a piece of wood
  • some clothespins
  • a hot glue gun
  • spray paint

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

How to Make Your Own Clothespin Picture Frame

Begin by taking your clothespins apart, by simply removing the metal spring that holds the pieces together. This is a good project for when you're parked in front of the TV. If you get your clothespins from the dollar store, like I did, you're going to have some wonky-looking pieces, so go ahead and toss those ones aside.

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Then figure out where and how large you want your photo opening to be. I wanted mine to be able to hold 4"x6" photos in both landscape and portrait layouts, so I left a square the length of 2 of the clothespins open. I also decided to leave the opening off-center. Mark this area with a light pencil line so you know where to stop gluing.

Now, just start gluing on your clothespin halves! I switched the direction of the clothespins in each row to create a unique texture, but you could do them all the same or even place them randomly if you'd prefer.

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Once all the clothespins are attached, hit your new frame up with a few coats of spraypaint and you're all set! I chose to attach my photos with removable photo mounting squares, but you could glue on a tiny clothespin or other clip if you'd prefer. Some pieces of washi tape on each corner would be cute too! Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Are you an extreme photo-taker too, or do you wish you spent more time on photography?

How do you like to display your photographs?

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Hi, I’m Jenn. I’m a freelance writer and editor who lives in central Pennsylvania with my husband and three boys. Yeah. That’s a lot of testosterone in one house. I love decorating, DIYing, crafting, baking, and cooking, and I’m constantly scouring everything I see for inspiration. My ideas can come from anywhere: Pinterest, books, magazines, stores, TV shows, websites, other blogs, other people’s homes, nature. You name it, and I’ve gotten an idea from it. {Literally. I selected the color scheme for our family room from a pocket pack of tissues. Totally not making that up.} I hope to teach others that, if you really pay attention to the world around you, you can get inspiration from anything! I love to hear from readers, so be sure to leave me a comment! Or, if you’d prefer to email me, you can do that too — just visit my contact form. Thanks for stopping by!

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