DIY Clip Picture Frame + Free Printable

I’m sure you’ve seen the clothespin picture frames that are extremely popular right now. They come in all shapes and sizes, and are made from various materials, like chicken wire or jute. They also come in a range of prices, depending on where you shop.

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For example, this frame from Michaels has a regular price of $39.99! (Given, you’ll pay more for a larger frame—this one’s 20” x 24”.) However, you can easily make your own frame for less. Here’s how.

You will need:

  • Wooden picture frame
  • Floral wire
  • Clothespin(s)
  • Light-duty staple gun
  • Wire cutters
  • Optional: Metallic spray paint, sandpaper

I got my wooden picture frame at an architectural salvage store (for free!) but you can find them anywhere—antique stores, thrift stores, even inexpensive frames from Michaels will work.

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Start by removing the back of the frame, if it has one, and decide if you want to paint your frame. If so, do any necessary prep-work. My frame was a little rough around the edges, so I lightly sanded it down first.

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Then, paint your frame. Because I love all things gold, I applied two coats of Krylon Metallic Gold Spray Paint. ❤

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Once the frame is to your liking, flip it over and use a ruler to mark where you want to attach your wire. I knew I wanted to be able to accommodate a regular 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper, so I used that as my guide.

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Then, cut your wire to the width of the picture frame and use a staple gun to attach it.

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Finally, add a clothespin to hang up pictures or an adorable printable like the one I made. If you like it, you can download it here.

That’s it! This is a super easy, DIY project that won’t cost you a lot of money and looks great as décor!

What fun projects are you currently working on?

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