Clothesline Photo Display

March 19, 2015

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I finally got around to a project I’ve been meaning to do for quite a long time. It all started when I found a couple packs of adorable, washi-tape inspired, clothes-pins in a dollar bin. I had the immediate idea for a little… clothes pin & twine photo display thingy. I don’t know what to call it, (Clothesline Photo Display, is as good as it’s gonna get) if you know what this thing is, let me know — in the meantime, here is how I made it:

Clothesline Photo Display

First, I knew I wanted a simple, but pretty piece of wood. So, I purchased a 8′ length of oak from Home Depot. *Here’s a tip: I started out in the hobby-wood section, but the 2″ square, 2 foot lengths of oak were $15 each (I would of needed two). So instead, I went to the home moulding section and found a 2″x1″x8′ length for $11 (I only need one). (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).

Clothesline Photo Display

Now I just need to bulk it up a little. So I took my 8′ hunk o’ wood, and cut it into four equal 2′ lengths with my mitre saw.

Clothesline Photo Display

Clothesline Photo Display

Now I have 2 perfect pairs that I need to glue together… A little wood glue, does the trick, nicely.

Clothesline Photo Display

I clamped them together for around 20 minutes, while the glue set.

Clothesline Photo Display

Once it was ready to go, I used painters tape to measure and mark out the spots to drill the holes for my twine. I left one inch on either end, and then had a 5.5″ space, between the remaining holes.

Clothesline Photo Display

Clothesline Photo Display

A drill press came in super handy for drilling these straight, perfect, and lovely-like. And then I attached 3M picture hanging strips to the back of each piece to hang on the wall.

Clothesline Photo Display

I used a level to ensure they were hanging straight and vertical, then measured the distance from my ceiling to the tops of each wood piece, to make sure they were in line with each other.

Clothesline Photo Display Clothesline Photo Display

Then the fun part… I cut generous lengths of thick twine and strung them through the holes, then tied and tightened knots on each end to hold them in place. Voilá!

Clothesline Photo Display Clothesline Photo Display

Now we’ve got a great little spot in the new nursery for family photos, the Kiddo’s paintings, or whatever we’re feeling that day.

In fact, I might have to build a second clothesline photo display — it would be fantastic for holiday cards, invitations, announcements, and all sorts of personalized goodies! I’ve been browsing through Shutterfly for a few ideas, and the options are endless!

But now, I’ll take a step back and enjoy that I’m one step closer to getting this nursery under control! :)

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