DIY Friday~Branch Hanging Picture Display

Here we are again, it’s a Friday and it’s time for a DIY project! After implementing a challenge from a previous week of #fivedayphotochallenge I decided to make something where I can display the pictures.  Click here to read more about the photo challenge. I wanted something more than just a picture frame, something easy to replace pictures each week.

love  rummaging through my house and using items on hand to create a DIY project. This week it was right in our front yard! Our neighbors had a bag filled with branches, which was perfect for this project. I was able to snatch a few and the result was amazing! I really like the shabby chic and natural look. I didn’t have to buy anything at the store because I already had these items on hand, and you probably do too!

Follow along as I guide you through creating a branch hanging picture display.

{Supplies}

  • branch
  • Americana Decor chalky paint (in the color lace)
  • paint brush or sponge brush
  • twine
  • glue gun
  • ribbon
  • 5 paper clips
  • hammer
  • scissors
  • pen
  • tape measure
  • sand paper

{Preparing the Branch}

 

  1. wash the branch in hot soapy water
  2. wipe the branch with a towel and let it dry
  3. take the Americanan Decor chalky paint and put one coat on the branch
  4. after it’s dried (about 3-5  minutes) lightly sand the branch, make sure to get in all the grooves

{Optional Step~Adding a Decorative Twist}

  1. take a metal napkin holder and start twisting it so it lengthens out
  2. slip it on one end of the branch and position it to your liking
  3. keep twisting and molding it so that it looks secure and to your liking

{Preparing the Clips}

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  1. take a paper clip and unbend it so that it’s fairly straight
  2. continue this so that all 5 paperclips are striaght

3. take the staightend paper clip and wrap it around a pen

4. use a hammer to push down the ends so that they’re not sticking striaght up

5. pull it off the pen

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6. take a hammer and push down the twisted paperclip so that it is smushed together

{Preparing the Ribbon}

 

  1. measure out two pieces of ribbon, 8 inches and 10 inches
  2. use those pieces as a guide to cut 5 more pieces of ribbon (3 will be 8 inches and 2 will be 10 inches)

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3. take the smushed paper clip and use one end to poke through the ribbon

4. guide the ribbon through the loops of the paperclip until you get to about half way around

{Gluing the Ribbon on the Branch}

  1. start with one 8 inch ribbon piece  and hot glue about an inch of the end
  2. wrap the hot glued portion of the ribbon around the branch
  3. let it dry for a few minutes
  4. continue this process for all 5 ribbon pieces (alternatng between short and long pieces)

*IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE TO SPACE THEM OUT NO LESS THEN 5 inches*

{Preparing the Hanger}

  1. take about 12 inches of twine and double knot to both ends of the branch, you want it to look like a wire hanger
  2. use a hot glue gun to glue a small amount to the knot so that it is secure

That’s it! Now, find a spot in your home to display it and put your pictures on!

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Currently in my home I have it hanging on my fridge. I used a command hook to hang it. I had so many pictures on the fridge with ugly magnets that I had to do a change. The great thing about this project is that it can fit in so many different rooms within your home.

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Here’s the thing about this DIY project, there are so many ways you can make it adhere to your own personal style! You can use this just as your basis and then tweak it to your liking!  I hope this inspired you to make one for yourself!

Happy Creating! 

I always love hearing from people, so feel free to share your insights in the comments below! You can also share this post with anyone else and follow me on my facebook page,  as well as instagram. Thank you so much for taking the time to read!

Wishing You Well,

Happy Mama, Happy Wife, Happy Life

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