DIY – Clothes Line Photo Frame For Several Photos


I saw this idea on Pinterest (a website which I am absolutely obsessed with at the moment!) I love crafty little DIY projects so I wanted to share the process of this DIY clothes line frame I have made with multiple pictures hanging. It’s really easy to swap the pictures when you need too!

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You will need:

– Upholstery pins (mine were 69p from B&M)
– A ball of string (or alternatively wire)
– Mini Wooden pegs (mine were from eBay for £1.00)
– A hammer
– A lovely vintage frame (or a plain frame that you have distressed to look vintage) I got mine from an antique fayre for £5!
– Scissors
– Of course, PICTURES! I printed out all mine in black and white

 

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I started off with my upholstery pins, mini wooden pegs, ball of string and frame all laid out on my work surface so it was ready for when I needed it! I measured the inside width of the frame and the height to see how many pictures I could fit in the space and what size they needed to be.

DIY Vintage frame tutorial   DIY Vintage frame tutorial

I then chose my pictures and made them grayscale in Photoshop. I measured out the correct size that my images needed to be in InDesign and then printed them off on photo paper. I had 9 pictures in total. I’ll be able to change the pictures really easily at any time using the same templates. I trimmed the photos down with my scissors and I left a small white border around the edge of my photos as I prefer them like that but trim them to however you want.

DIY Vintage frame tutorial   DIY Vintage frame tutorial

After that, I got the upholstery pins and with the hammer lightly tapped them into the frame at the right position. Next, I took the ball of string and tied one end to one upholstery pin and then pulled it really taught and tied the other end to the 2nd upholstery pin as seen in the pictures above. I then trimmed the excess string off both sides.

DIY Vintage frame tutorial   DIY Vintage frame tutorial

Lastly, I got my trimmed down photos and pegged them to the string like a clothes line! It took a bit of shuffling to get them all at the right space from each other.

Repeat these steps for the 2nd and 3rd lines (and more if you have a bigger frame!)

DIY Vintage frame tutorial

Then flip the frame over! And ta daaaaa you have a clothes line picture frame!

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