Clothespin Picture Frame DIY
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.
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.
Supplies for a Clothespin Picture Frame
- a piece of wood
- some clothespins
- a hot glue gun
- spray paint
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.
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.
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!
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?