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HOW TO MAKE: HANG YOUR KIDS ART WORK & OTHER STUFF USING A FRAME & WIRE PLUS GLITTER CLOTHESPINS

Yet another thing I've made for the new baby. Although these items are not really what I'll be hanging up in her room, I wanted to show you some things you could hang. You may decide just to hang your child's artwork or just photos, or bows & hats, etc. The options are endless.


What you'll need:
old frame or frame from clearance  (Hobby Lobby!)
measuring tape
hammer
upholstery tacks
wire
scissors or wire cutters
pliers or jewelry pliers
glitter glue
mini clothespins 

Pin clothespins to a piece of cardboard or cardstock. Take your glitter glue and "paint" the tops of the clothespins in very close lines, going back and forth. Allow to dry over night. 



If your frame doesn't already have a hanger on the back then put one or two on.


Place your frame on a rug or carpeted floor. Using your measuring tape, evenly space the spots where you'll place your upholstery tacks making sure that both sides of the frames where you have the spots correspond with each other. Gently hammer in the upholstery tacks leaving a little space in between the frame and the tops of the tacks. 



Take the end of the wire and tightly wrap it around the base of one tack, turning the end in so that it does not show. Now pull it taught across the other side of the frame to the corresponding tack and again wrap it tightly around the base of that tack. Cut with scissors or wire cutter and turn the end in so that it does not show. Continue with the other tacks.





You can now hang up your frame.

TIP: If there are any chips or scratches in the frame, using a felt tip marker, preferably permanent but you can also use a crayon or other to fill in the unsightly marks. 


Using the glittered mini clothespins, safety pins or other type hangers, hang what you will onto the wires.





1 comments:

arthanger said...

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