Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Making Memories Craft Project

(Note: I posted this on my devotional blog last week, so some of you may have already seen it.  This is for those who haven't seen it yet! :)

A few weeks ago my mom and I went in a new shop that had opened in Altus, OK.  There was a cute frame that had been made into a photo holder. 
This week my daughter has been changing up her turquoise and white bedroom, but adding black as an accent color, so I told her about the frame idea.  She decided to try it!
First of all, get an old frame (or a new one, but we had an old, unused one in a closet).  Paint the frame as desired. 
Put desired number of eye hooks down two sides (Lauren did three on each side, making three rows for photos), being careful to measure and screw them in directly across from each other.
Tie on wire (like framing wire), twisting to secure each end.  You may want a little slack in the wire, but not too much.
Purchase mini clothes pins (Walmart has them.)  Paint them in a desired color or leave them natural.
Attach photos to wires with the clothes pins.  We made the pictures using black ink only to go with Lauren's room.  We also made the pictures in various sizes to add interest.
Notice the theme to most of Lauren's pictures???  Texas Rangers games on all but a few!  Yes, she's a huge fan!
The frame can be hung by a nail on the frame itself or tie ribbons for added "cuteness"!
Loop the ribbon on the top two corners, tie a bow, and hang on  a nail.  You could also bring two ribbons together and tie at the top to directly hang on the nail.  There are lots of possibilities!
This is a quick project that adds a sparkle to any room, but it's also a very useful way to display all of those special photos!
Note:  This post is linked to Gratituesday.  I am grateful for special ways to display those special memories of the many, many photos I have - and most likely you have!  What a wonderful memory!  Join us for Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers! Pin It Now!

1 comment:

Dottie said...

That's too cute! I like the frame idea. Thanks for sharing!

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