Thursday, August 3, 2017

How to Turn an Old Picture Frame into a Cute Photo Holder

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I've had this tigerwood picture frame for years. It was originally my great-grandma's. An oil painting of her as a young woman used to be in it.  I've always wanted to do something with it so that it could be within my view everyday. Finally, it came to me.  I decided to convert it into a shabby chic, but ultra cute photo holder. Find out how I did it below!

What you'll need:
An old picture frame
Fabric scraps
Hot glue gun
Chicken wire (and wire cutters/tin snips)
Staple gun

I had some leftover fabric from a previous craft, so I cut it into 1.5 inch strips. Then I wrapped it around the frame several times, to make 3 inch sections. To preserve the integrity of the frame, I glued the fabric to itself. That way the frame could remain unmarred in case I want to do something else with it in the future. 

I didn't follow a set pattern in putting on the fabric because I didn't want to worry about it being symmetrical.

Once done, I nailed in a toothed picture hanger into the back.

The last step was to add the chicken wire. Using tin snips, I cut out a piece and stapled it to the back with a staple gun.

I am sooooo in love with the finished project. I used wooden clothespins to fasten some of my favorite square pictures to the chicken wire. I think I may get some mini clothespins so that they aren't so prominent.
This old picture frame project adds such a charm to our master bedroom. It's also incredible to wake up to something of my dear Gram's every single day.

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