Creative Picture Frames & Holders
I am always looking to the vintage or rustic side of things to get some unique ideas and I have a few, that I have used, that are fun and add some character very easily.
The first idea is to used a clip board ….. the older the better! I just picked up a very old and worn one from an antique store that is loaded with character. It makes a perfect background to frame a photo. For right now, I chose to frame a photo I had of a Spring flower.
I would like to get a grouping of these and am on a search for some more vintage clip boards. It would be great to get a variety of sizes for a more interesting display.
I put this on my mantel but you could also attach hanging hardware on the back and hang these on the wall.
Another real simple idea that I like to use for hanging photos on the wall is to use vintage wooden pants hangers. This is another example of simply clipping a photo and hanging it.
I had decorated this pants hanger with a little paint and some vintage buttons but you could just leave it plain wood for a more versatile style. You can see more details on what I do with vintage pants hangers here.
And finally, my last idea is a look that is a little more like a traditional picture frame accept that it is a lot more rustic. Instead of using an actual picture frame to display your photos, you would use a window frame instead.
I bought this great rustic six pane window that I plan on filling with family photos to hang in our stair landing.
Right now our printer quality is not so good so I am going to get my photos printed from Shutterfly and sent to me. Before uploading the photos, that I want, I plan on doing some editing and having the finish be in sepia to go with the look of the frame. Once I get those back and adhered to the window, I will be excited to post about the results!
Have you used any creative picture frames to display photos? What are some of your ideas?