Upcycled DIY Hanging Picture Display

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

A few months ago I fiiiiinally got around to booking some family photos and they turned out so great! I’m loving my sweet boy’s grumpy face – he was not a fan of photos, felt really shy (he told me later) and even when we could to get him to crack a smile, he was forcing himself to frown because toddlers are the most stubborn people you will ever come across haha.  Anyways, grumpy face and all, I adore these pictures – they turned out so great!  The only problem is I didn’t have a way to display a bunch all at once without turning our bedroom into a McLeod family shrine.  Sooo of course I ended up making a DIY family photo display.

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

I have seen these at Michael’s for over $30 and they are just a basic, rustic hanging photo frame. I made mine for pennies and if you have an old wooden frame lying around, you can whip this up too!

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

I first removed all of the staples or anything sticking out around the edges.  Then I gave the frame a light white wash (which I didn’t end up liking as is), so once that dried, I went back with some darker brown/grey wood glaze (wood stain would work fine too).  The result was a lovely grey rustic finish.

I used my glue gun to add some twine to the back.  I searched high and low for my mini clothespins (that I’ve kept for years and years just for this moment) aaand of course they are nowhere to be found *sigh*, I have the most organized unorganized craft room ever hah.  So until I find those little clothespins (which will up the cute factor so much!), I used a small dot of hot glue on the back of each photo to attach it to the twine. (Once I find the mini clothespins, I’ll use a little bit of glue on the back of them to attach them to the twine, then hold my pictures with them, so they can be easily changed out.)

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

I love how it turned out – adorable, right?  This was a perfect upcycled craft with an old frame and it is the perfect way to showcase cute photos.  I think in total, my active crafting time was less than 30 minutes and I love that I can switch up these photos throughout the year as well.  I haven’t found exactly where I want to hang this yet, but for now I love it in this little corner of our bedroom.

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

Make this easy upcycled DIY hanging photo display | Rustic DIY Hanging Photo Display - A Dash of Mum Blog

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