Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Jamboree Guest Post: Photo Clip Wall Collage by Whitney of Shanty 2 Chic

I am in the middle of "musical rooms" at my house with the new baby on the way which also involved moving the kids’ playroom.  I have spent the last few weeks building, revamping and painting this area.  My latest project was changing up the old frame wall.  I showed you guys how I fabric matted my old frames.  This time around they will be getting a pop of color :-) Fun!
I am using the old frames from the wall and will also be adding a few new ones.  To start, you will need a frame.  I found all of mine at Walmart and Big Lots for under $3 a piece.  I like to get all different styles and shapes.
Remove the glass and all the other goodies that come on the inside of the frame.  I spray painted all of my frames with 1 coat of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in Cardinal Red.  I also purchased a couple packs of these clippies from Walmart at $1.88 for 4.  They also got a coat of Cardinal Red.
I decided to use scrapbook paper for my backgrounds.  It's cheap and comes in just about every color.  I wanted to use the colors from the new play kitchen I built so I went with this book from Hobby Lobby at 1/2 off.  I have lots of extra paper but the kids will take care of it :-)
I then used a craft knife to cut around the mat or glass of each frame.
Then, I sprayed the glass with Elmer's spray adhesive and stuck the paper down to it.  I realized after doing this once that it is much easier to attach the glass to the paper and then cut.  Oh shwell.
Then, just put your glass back in the frame.  I like to include the mat and any cardboard that came with it in there behind the glass to keep it good and tight.
I used a little hot glue to attach my newly red clips to the top of each frame.  These are super cute and make it super easy to change your pictures out often.
Then, just attach the perfect picture!
I finished several for the play room wall but I have more to go.  5 kiddos means lots of frames :-)
Here they are for now though...
Hope you like them!  They add just the color that I need and I revamped all of them for almost nothing!
Thanks so much to Tam at Sew Dang Cute for asking us to guest post!  And congrats on that sew dang cute new baby ;-)!!


  1. Great idea! Makes it simple and fast to change out pictures if you want to update them too! :)

  2. So cute, I have seen similar before but I don't think I have seen a bunch of them grouped together like that, i LOVE that! I am SO BAD for not changing out my pictures, Olivia is nearly eight months old and there is not ONE picture of her hanging in our house yet... and we had pro pics done when she was around 3 months old! TERRIBLE! this would be perfect for someone like me, just clip in new pics no problem!


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