Picture Frame Clothes Pin Photo Display

We have a severe case of AMPLIMC syndrome in this house: All My Pictures Live In My Computer. Even MORE embarrassing, even when I do manage to get them printed out they end up living in the protective sleeve for months (years. decades.) until I can find just the RIGHT frame and just the RIGHT mat and just the RIGHT place to hang them. But when you’re busy being as epically lazy as I strive to be it’s hard to remember to get all that done.

This Picture Frame Clothes Pin Photo Display fixed my problem:

Picture Frame Clothes Pin Photo Display

I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest (here’s the blog post), but that version was way too complicated. Mine is an old glassless frame I pulled out of someone’s trash, a few pieces of ribbon I found in my craft box and some wooden clothespins left over from the nursery makeover. I used teeny tiny nails to secure the ribbon to the back of the frame and hung up pictures I got for free from Shutterfly during their mother’s day sale. Total cost: $3.17 for the shipping on the prints. It’s super easy to switch out the pics and I could totally change the mood of the board by using all fall pictures or all black and white pictures or all close-ups. I can also use it to display Caroline’s monthday photos all at once for her first birthday.

Update: I DID indeed use it for Caroline’s winter sparkle snowflake first birthday and it worked perfectly.

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16 Responses to “Picture Frame Clothes Pin Photo Display”

  1. Amanda says:

    Very cute! I ended up making the chicken wire version with a frame I had laying around. Pinterest rocks.

  2. TMae says:

    What a great idea! I have the same picture disease. I have BOXES of them waiting to be put somewhere – an album, a frame… and I have thousands more on my computer waiting to be printed, so that they too can live in a box.

    This is a MUCH cuter idea than a box.

  3. I have a related disease. It’s called Drawer-FULL-of-prints-I-had-made-and-only-one-up-on-a-wall syndrome.

  4. Miranda says:

    Super cute! I wish I had the HOUSE for this kind of thing. But, sadly, I don’t think I do.

  5. Sooooo cute! And cheap! Cute and cheap is such a great combo.

  6. Rachael says:

    Fantastic! It appears in my son’s short 13 months I’ve taken over 10,000 pictures of him. (Cell phones make it too easy!).. I have a window I purchased from an antique store that I could do this with! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Sarah-Anne says:

    i have something similar: twine running between two of my windows and over the closet. i also have an event board for certain things, like a beach trip or a birthday. kinda like a darkroom feel. LOVE it!

  8. adorable! love this! i have a really cool reclaimed barn window with gorgeous metal panes that i’ve been hauling around for years – i’ve always meant to use it to display photos similar to what you’ve done here, but i’ve never made the time to, um, make david hang it up somewhere. i think you just inspired me! (; as always, love your crafty ideas. XOXO!

  9. I love the look of that! I may have to copy as well ;) I’m sooooo bad at printing pictures. My hubs and I were married 2 years before I ever printed and hung a wedding pic of us. And I just hung the first pics of my kid last week…and she’s almost 15 months. Bad me. Thanks for the fun inspiration on a easy way to hang pics!

  10. Brigid Keely says:

    Aw, that’s so cute!

    My cousin gave me a photo album at my baby shower and I was all PFFFFFFFFFFFFT WHO USES PHOTO ALBUMS SRSLY IT’S THE 21ST CENTURY but Niko love love LOVES paging through it and looking at photos of him and our family. We talk about who’s in the photos and what’s going on.

  11. jill says:

    BRILLIANT! i love how easy it would be to switch pictures out!! my frames dont have any pictures in them past when corbin is six months old!

  12. Suzanne says:

    Adorable Suzanne! Thanks for linking up. Love it!

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