Clothespin Display Frame (Switch photos and art)

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An easy idea to recycle an old frame. Use burlap as frame background and stick a clothespin to turn an old frame into an art display frame. You can use this frame in office organization. As well as kids art display at home.
clip display frames changing photo art
This is the easiest project I have ever made.
Series- Easy Wall Decor #2

Take photo display frame further

While some may argue that this idea is very typical but it can be grand and statement-looking with a few tweaks. Let me share a few ideas on top of my mind when I revisited this post after years.
  • You can use a metallic frame and lace piece as a background.
  • Add a cabinet knob for hanging art and photo frames to a steel backed frame with magnet. Consider checking out magnetic boards for inspiration.
  • Spray paint the edges of the frame with mercury glass paint to make an impact.
  • Add a beautiful fabric piece instead of burlap for backing.
  • Consider adding embellishments and blings to the frame’s side. Mod melts will look cute and stylish.
  • Paint a motif with a stencil on the frame or the background.

Uses for display frame

Display frame is not limited to using as a photo display or art display. There are so many uses for these display frames.

  • You can use it to display a grocery list, office notes, important to-do list or even a note for someone when you leave.
  • Moreover, it is great to use for holding a record of plants or plant marker.
  • In the crafts room, you can use it to keep note of things and locate them by referring to the list you display on the frame on a convenient location.
  • In a wedding, use it to hang a note for your guests or to give them instructions for an activity.
  • These frames are also handy for hanging menu lists, chore lists and important deadlines.
  • Imagine using them as menu markers at a party or event.

Clothespin photo and art display frame

Spray paint the frame. Cut a piece of burlap the size of the frame. Use glue stick to fix it in place on the frame board. Finally, use tacky glue to stick the clothespin in place.

You can also go for nice looking clips for hanging. And displaying your photos and art. But I wanted something teeny tiny to keep the focus on what’s displayed.
clip clothespin photo frame

That’s all. I hope the clothespin display frame inspired you today.

easy clip clothespin display frame
You will also like art display ideas I have shared. In this post, you will find ideas to make a collage, gallery wall with frames and even a painted dedicated center to display art and photo frames.

DIY displaying frame

I would love for you to check out my Gallery Wall reveal.
DIY gallery wall reveal

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  1. Debra Kapellakis says:

    Clever idea.

  2. Bonnie @ Uncommon says:

    very cute and oh so useful!!! 🙂

  3. Tammy says:

    Great idea! Tanks for sharing it at Rustic Restorations Weekend. I didn't see a link back, would love to have one from you 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Very cute. My 7 year old loves it when I display his artwork from school. This would be a great way to do it without putting lots of pins in the wall.

  5. Etcetorize says:

    Looks Great! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  6. Rachel says:

    This is cute! I love the burlap background. It looks easy to make too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  7. Betsy Pool says:

    This is such a great idea! Very simple, pretty, and versatile. Nice job.

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

  8. Jeanette says:

    So cute! Love the burlap. I'm thinking about making one of these with magnets on the back to put on the fridge for my son's artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jeanette says:

    Love this! Think I might make one with magnets on the back to hang on the fridge for my son's artwork. Really love the burlap and the color.

  10. Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife says:


  11. Six Sisters says:

    This is SO cute! We can't wait to make it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you this friday! -The Sisters

  12. Angie Ramirez says:

    so clever and cute, Hani! 🙂

  13. Natasha SerenityYou says:

    great project!!
    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

  14. ToSewWith Love says:

    what a cute, easy and quick project. it could definitely add a different touch to any room plus it's useful, too! we are featuring this today, by the way ^^)

    have a fab weekend!

    Lelanie @

  15. DebbieDoesCreations says:

    Nothing like burlap to finish a frame! Cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday girl 🙂

  16. Christine says:


    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  17. Carrie says:

    Very cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

    BTW, I keep getting a message from my virus protection that your site is dangerous. Don't know why. I overruled it this time, but wanted to let you know since it was the second time it happened.

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