Large picture frame (no glass needed)
Lace, ribbon, or other “clothesline”
Staples or glue
If you’re going to put photos in frames anyway don’t you think that you could be a little more creative? Sure, a picture in a frame is a standard way to display it, and you’ve chosen that lovely mat, but just once, couldn’t you opt for something a little more unique in a framed photo? For example, if you don’t have one already, try a clothesline photo display. The overall look is that of some clotheslines in the backyard but those clotheslines hold your pictures. You’ll adore the arrangement that’s super-quick to craft.
You’ll decide how many clotheslines to frame, what the lines should be made out of, and what size of pictures that you’ll display. For all of those reasons, only you can decide on the size of the frame. So, if you have an 8 x 10 frame, you could probably do two clotheslines, with small snapshots. With a much larger frame, you could make several clotheslines, and display many more pictures.
You can paint the frame, distress it, or otherwise prepare it for the photo display arrangement. A distressed frame looks particularly nice considering the subject matter. But with the frame ready – you don’t need the glass – hang the clotheslines. Choose pieces of real clothesline, lace, ribbon, leather strips, or similar materials. Turn the frame over, stretch the line across the width of the picture frame, and staple or glue the ends of the lines to the sides of the frame. Make just one clothesline across the center or arrange two or more, going the length of the frame. Keep in mind how large each picture is to allow room for them between the lines.
After all of your clotheslines are in place, use tiny clothespins, and hang up your photos. Simply clip each picture onto a clothesline to create the arrangement that you like. After that, add embellishments (optional) to further give the frame an illusion of being outside. Glue a couple of silk flowers to the frame, paint the bottom, horizontal piece of the frame green (do this before hanging the clotheslines), and it will appear to be grass. You can even glue scrapbook paper onto the back and make the clothesline look like it’s against the sky.
Sure, your photos got attention before but wait until people see this new arrangement. It can look rustic, pretty, or even silly, depending on how you style it. They’ll fall in love with it like you have!