The Heckled Hen, located in Manlius is an antique store for everyone. Not only do they have several rooms of old treasures, if you step outside they have tents and a backyard area with more finds!
I went to Heckled Hen with a couple re-purposing crafts in mind. Recently on a trip to Michaels Craft Store I saw this:
It’s one of those trendy picture frames that holds pictures on twine. Not sure if you can see the price, but it says $40! YIKES! I said to myself, I can make that… and so I did.
Here’s how I made it in literally less than 10 minutes (+ some drying time)
- An old frame (Heckled Hen has a big variety)
- Spray paint
- Small clothes pins ($2 at craft store)
- 2 command strips
1. Spray paint the frame
Pick a color, could be a fun color, I went with a beige – I’m clearly not that fun. Spray paint the front side, let it dry – then spray paint the back side
2. Sand the frame
Use some higher grained sandpaper (or whatever you have around the house) and give the edges a little sanding. This will give the frame a weathered look.
3. Cut the twine
You’ll want to cut the twine to be about an inch longer on both sides. Put a knot at each end – this will hold it in place.
4. Staple the twine
Use your staple gun to attach the twine to the backside of the frame. You’ll have the knot on the outside of it, that way the twine doesn’t pull through the staple.
5. Attach command strips
I’m all for not putting holes in my walls. I have latham plaster in my house and am afraid one day it will all just come crumbling down. So to avoid that, I use command strips like it’s my job. Since the frame isn’t heavy at all, thats what I used to hang the frame.
6. Select your pictures!
The most exciting part of the project is seeing it come to life with pictures, attach them to the frame with the clothes pins