Displaying Art Without Frames


Photo by Elizabeth
Hanging art doesn't have to include picture frames -- although this was news to me until Elizabeth (my main writing and crafting inspiration) posted a how-to at Style Lush.

If you have a series of prints you want to display but don't have the budget for all the frames those prints would require, Elizabeth offers a great solution: Twine and clothespins. That's it!

Elizabeth used pictures from an old calendar, but plenty of Etsy shops sell sets (I love this photography set), or you can use any prints or photos you have at home. You can pick up twine at any craft or hardware store, but I love pretty bakers twine like this red and white spool from Etsy. Clothespins can be found anywhere too (even the grocery store!), but I have a preference for the mini version, like these from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Nail the twine into your blank wall and then clip your art to the twine. It's as simple as that, but it couldn't look more lovely.

How have you displayed art without frames?

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Carey... Carey2006

I display art without frames with refrigerator magnets big smile mini

frysh... fryshannon34

lol @ Carey2006 very good! I am always looking for more ideas to display all my pictures

maine... mainemusicmaker

Ooooh....the "clothesline" idea is pretty! I like that!

ethan... ethans_momma06

LOL I was going to say we hang our on the fride too! But the clothespin and twine idea is cute too!

Pnukey Pnukey

Teachers have been displaying art on strings for years! It helps protect the walls and stay within fire code. I just tape my kids' art right to the wall at home.

tonya... tonyalynn

i like this idea. i may use it with my daughters drawings

asil asil

this is a cute idea!

clean... cleanaturalady

How have you displayed art without frames?

On the refrigerator with magnets?

Seriously, that is a cute idea.  It would be great for children's artwork.

tazdvl tazdvl

Cute idea and great way to get art work in the rest of the house.

sodapple sodapple

i usually display them on the fridge. i have a friend who uses this type of display for her children school art.

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