The inspiration piece this week is this photo string frame by Talia Christine.
And here is my version:
Here’s how you can make one too.
- Thrifted wooden frame
- mini clothespins
- hammer and small nails OR staple gun
- self-healing cutting mat
I was happy to attack this project, because I’ve been wanting to get my beach photos from our summer vacation off my phone.
The first thing I did was to measure my frame and work out how many photos to use. I decided to go with 15 photos, in 5 rows of 3. I printed my photos at home, but you could also do this with Instax photos or Polaroids. Ideally I would have had this printer to use. Maybe one day!
I measured and marked along the back of the frame where my string should be
To attach the string, I started out with a hammer and small nails, but the frame is made from very hard wood, so I ended up using my staple gun. I used two staples to attach each end of the string
I still had to use my hammer to bang the staples in all the way to make sure the string was firmly attached.
I pulled the strings taut when attaching since I knew they would sag once the photos were clipped on.
The last step is to clip on the photos! I laid my frame out, and arranged the photos in a pleasing way
Then clipped them on and hung the frame!
And now we can enjoy our warm Caribbean summer memories!