DIY: Small frames, big impact 0
Last week, we brought you a creative framing alternative to cut corners on some of the more tedious and expensive aspects of framing fine art. This time, we go the other direction and embrace the frame, tons of frames!
As long as you stay in standard sizes, like your 4 x 6s and 5 x 7s, frames are affordable and can be purchased in large quantities.
And when it comes to filling white wall space in an apartment, hanging many small frames together is as effective as one large piece of art, yet more flexible, as seen with this do-it-yourself mini art gallery wall project from Catherine Keller.
Printing photos at this size is also inexpensive, so it’s the perfect way to get scads more photos from your travels off the digital camera and out where people can see ’em.
These Ikea picture frames came in blue and white, but all frames can be painted to any colour that suits. Adding a few larger frames into the mix can also add visual
interest to your at-home art gallery.
- Ikea 5x7, 4x6 photo frames; $4 – $5 pack of 2
- picture hanging set; $1 – $2
- photos or postcards
1. Print your favourite photos or grab a collection of postcards. Once everything’s framed, lay it out on the ground and arrange how you want it to look on the wall.
2. Use a pencil to mark where each frame will be hung before actually nailing into the wall.
3. Hang frames on the wall and you are finito!
Do you DIY?
I love to get do-it-yourself project submissions, questions, feedback or photos of attempts! Feel free to email me at julia[dot]dilworth[at]sunmedia.ca or find me on Twitter @JuliaDilworth.