Hanging pictures without frames, part 2
March 8, 2012
A few months back, I wrote a blog on different ideas for hanging photos and art without frames, since frames can be so expensive. It's been one of my most popular posts, so I decided to do a follow-up with some more ideas I've come across. So without further ado, here they are:
Use tiles for under $3 photo art
Using cheap tiles, tissue paper, and a laser printer, you can make a gorgeous statement piece like this. Look too difficult? Try just mod podging one photo onto a tile instead with this tutorial.
Make your own unique frames
Turns out, frames aren't all that hard to make! This tutorial from Not Just a Housewife has me wanting to spend an afternoon with a jigsaw and a can of paint to create some funky shaped frames on my own.
Use a clipboard
Clipboards are a great way to hang art! I jazzed this clipboard up myself (left) with some scrapbook paper and mod podge. You can even group several clipboards like Martha Stewart did (right) to create a nice wall collage or an alternative to a bulletin board.
Hemp cord and clothespins
I strung hemp cord along the top of my daughter's wall so that I could hang these vintage flashcards from Anthropologie. It was cheap and simple.
Use old wooden hangers for photo strips
I mentioned using old wooden hangers to hang art in the first installment of this article, but I love how they used one to group all their photo strips on Oh Joy! I have some photo strips laying around that I am dying to group together and hang now (as soon as I find some wooden hangers at the flea market!).
Use an Ikea curtain rod
These wire curtain rods from Ikea are fairly affordable ($12.99 for the wire and end pieces, $2.99 for a package of ring clips) and a great way to hang photos or art. I love how they use them to display children's artwork on ApartmentTherapy.com.
Use a picket fence
Pick up a roll of cheap picket fence at a home improvement store, and hang it on the wall for a beachy feel. Then clip your favorite photos or art to the posts. What a great idea!
Using old shutters
I love old shutters. They are perfect to use for organizing items over your desk, or for creating works of art with your photos. Check thrift stores, garage sales, or flea markets for them.
I LOVE this idea! Create a bunting using your favorite photos. Either print them on fabric, or just cut the actual photos themselves and stitch them to ribbon or loop them around a cord.