Easy Way to Display Photos with Santa

As I opened our boxes of Christmas decorations last week, I was so happy when I found the three pictures of Connor sitting on Santa’s lap.  It was so fun to see how he has changed through the years!

I just had to find a way to display these adorable pictures!

I knew I wanted an easy frame that I could add pictures to each year and I wanted it to look like a college of pictures so I decided to make a clothesline frame.  I’ve seen these frames on Pinterest and love them.  But instead of having the string go across in rows that are evenly spaced, I thought it would be fun to be a little different.  So I made my rows by randomly having them zig zag back and forth.

Here is what you will need to make your own photo display:

  • 1 frame – I found mine at a thrift store for $4.98
  • Paint
  • Glaze (optional)
  • Thumbtacks
  • Jute or string
  • Mini clothespins

To make your frame:

Step 1:  Paint the frame – I started by painting the frame red. Then I glazed it using black glaze I already had.

Step 2:  Turn the frame over and push your push pins in halfway – I placed mine 2 inches apart.  I started two inches down from the opening on one side and then started 2 inches down on the other side because I didn’t want my rows to line up perfectly.

Step 3:  Start by tying the jute to the first thumbtack.  Wrap your string around the thumbtacks randomly going across.  Tie the string to last thumbtack.  Use a hammer to push the thumbtacks all them way into the frame.  This should keep the rope more secure.

Step 4:  Attach your pictures using the clothespin.

Step 5:  Admire your masterpiece!!

Can it really get any easier than this?

I really love how it turned out and I especially love displaying these special photos.  I have to admit that this is probably one of my favorite projects I’ve done.  I love the rustic feel of the frame with the jute rope.

Don’t you just love when a project turns out exactly as you envisioned it in your head?

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  1. Love this! Pinned it to do when I have time :)

  2. I LOVE THIS! You continue to amaze me with all your projects! I just went over to Honey Bear Lane and saw your Christas Card holder. So clever! I think I am going to copy cat both of these ideas. :)

  3. This is VERY cute! What a fun idea! I am your newest follower. I’d love for your you to follow me back, if you aren’t already =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Merry Christmas, Beth =-)

  4. How fun! Thanks so much for linking up this week at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party — I’ve featured his project over at my Facebook page so all can see! :)

    ….and stop by my blog and grab the Featured Me button for your blog too. :)
    Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

  5. Very cute! :)

  6. I love this..I had seen these on pinterest to and I love your idea of not having the jute be perfectly symmetrical!


  7. It looks great! And I love your candles on the mantle. Very festive:)
    Have a lovely Monday.

  8. My sis in law did this so I have gotten to see one in person to know how cute they are! Yours looks great! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  9. I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays… by the way… someone has a FEATURE!!! http://www.trulylovelyblog.com/2011/12/fancy-this-features-55-and-winner.html

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