How to make DIY Clothes Pin Photo Frame

Today I’m going to show you how to make really cute photo frames! These frames are simple to make, but so much fun! 


In the past, I have made these fun frames for gifts, sold some at trade day shows, and gave them out as party favors (we had a photo booth and they got to print a picture and take this home to hang it on)! Whatever you make them for, they are sure to be a big hit!

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Materials you will need: plain wooden board (you can find some in our Etsy shop here) or you can use scrap wood if you have some!, scrap fabric, embellishments like bows and flowers (Try Dollar Tree if you’re looking for some fun but cheap embellishments!), mini clothes pin, hot glue, stapler, pocket stencil (free download here), twine, and scissors.



Step 1: Let’s go ahead and trace our pocket stencil. I printed my stencil (you can get my free download from the material list), then I cut and traced it onto a file folder, just so I’d have a stencil that was a little more sturdy than printer paper. This is a good idea if you’re going to use the stencil several times. However, this is totally optional! You can just use the paper stencil if you want.

Step 2: Next, let’s glue on our bow (or other pretty things) and clothespin. I center my clothespin and then add my bow to the corner.

Step 3:  Let’s make the pocket! We can go ahead and trace the pocket onto our scrap fabric. Then, cut it out so that we have a really cute pocket to glue onto our board. You can make it a “fake” pocket and just glue it down. Or, you can make it a real pocket by just gluing the edges and leaving the top open so that you could put business cards, notes, etc. into your real pocket!

Step 4: Next, we can add a hanger to the back. I loop a piece of twine and put one staple to hold both ends. Then, cut the excess twine. Super simple!











And now our project is complete! Remember, you can use flowers, buttons, ribbon, feathers or anything else you think will look cute! I hope you have fun creating your cute frames! Join us on Facebook and show us your pictures!

Catnip Tidbit: When crafting, it’s always a good idea to have a friend or two!

You can find a video tutorial on our YouTube channel!

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