Every year we take a family vacation trip to Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. For the past six or so years that I’ve been going, I have not had anywhere to put all of the pictures I take.
I was lucky enough to partner with Coupons.com Home Depot coupon codes and received a gift card to make something related to summer travel. I thought this was the perfect chance to make a picture frame collage that can be updated each year. It was actually really easy to make.
You will need a miter saw or miter box to make the cuts for the frame as well as nails to hold it together.
I used my gift card to pick up two 1×2 pieces of board. Make sure they are pretty straight and not bowed.
Next, make your 45 degree angle cuts. My frame measure roughly 30 in. by 24 in. I wanted more of a rectangular shape than square.
Now use your nail gun and nail in the corners. Of course a hammer and nails will work too.
I lightly sanded the corners where the cuts were to make sure they were smooth.
Now spray paint the color of your choice. Oh how I love you oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Such a perfect deep brown color.
A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram (hannahyoungandcrafty) a picture of two giant rolls of burlap that I found at an estate sale for $1 a piece. I thought this was the perfect project to make a few pennant banners. I have the Martha Stewart stencils and used those to paint my letters.
I cut the burlap long enough to wrap around the twine.
Then put some hot glue on the burlap to hold them together. I liked it this way because the pennants could still be adjusted rather than stuck in place.
Before I put anything permanently in place, I played with the position to make sure I liked it.
I then stapled the twine in place on the back. Each string is pulled pretty taut. I then used a piece of leftover twine for my hanger. This frame is super light so I’m not worried about it going anywhere.
I used clothespins to hang the pictures up. Small ones would have been cuter but I was using what I had 🙂
I’ve been working on a few things in the guest bedroom. This dresser is a new addition that got moved from the master to here. There is also a super cool new something on the wall to the left. I hope to post about it soon!
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