Clothespin Photo Display Frame

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clothespin photo display

Good afternoon and happy Thursday! How are all of you lovely readers out there in blogland? It’s finally heating up here in Seattle (and staying that way, after a brief bought of 40 degree temperatures and rain last week… what?) so I’m enjoying all of the Vitamin D and fresh air.

After exploring what things I had on hand to make this week, I found more of my wedding postcards, which I also used in my Travel Themed Gallery Wall. Our wedding and a travel vein running through it, and instead of having a guest book, we had each person write their message on a postcard! I just love the sweet messages from our dear friends and family.

clothespin photo display

It gives me such joy every time I come across one! I decided to use these in today’s home decor tutorial so I can have more of them around my home 🙂 After looking around some more I discovered I had an old frame from a white elephant gift (the painting was of majestic ponies) and some baby clothespins and twine. Here’s what I started with:

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The frame looks like it was handmade by someone and pretty rough – but I like it that way! I think it gives it more character 🙂 I’m actually using the back of the frame as the front (I moved the hanger hardware to the front, don’t worry!). The original front is painted in chippy white paint, and while I think it’s nice, I think the natural wood hue is gorgeous and would stand out more against my white walls!

Feel free to use any frame you hand, thrifted or new. Choose a size that works for your space!


Step 1

clothespin photo display

Take some packing tape and tape the ends of your twine to the back of the frame. Considering we are hanging postcards (or photographs, if you choose!), we don’t need to go heavy duty here. Make sure your lines are even and that your twine has a bit of slack to give it that pleasant bowing once you hang your photos. Depending on the size of your frame, you will need to asses how many lines you want. My frame is pretty large, so I went with 4!


Step 2

clothespin photo display

Cut off any extra ends of twine and ensure that your tape is firmly pressed down. Feel free to reinforce with more tape if you need to!

Step 3

clothespin photo display

Take your photos or postcards and clip them onto your twine with some baby clothespins! I did alternating rows of vertical postcards and horizontal postcards. Add as many or as few as you wish!

And here’s the finished product! A clothespin photo display frame in 3 easy steps 🙂

clothespin photo display

I love how the wood tone complements the fun colors on the postcards! I love even more that it displays some of my special wedding treasures 🙂 I decided to hang it up in our front room behind the couch. This area gets a lot of traffic so it’ll be a fun conversation piece for the space!

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clothespin photo display

I think this clothespin photo display would be perfect for showing off photos of you and your love at your wedding reception, or for pinning cards on during the holidays! What do you think?




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