Recently, I printed a few photos through PicPlum, including some 5x5 prints from my Instagram. I knew I wanted to DIY some kind of wall display, but I was at a loss as to what type. After posing the question in the Young House Love Forums, a fellow commenter suggested trying to recreate this Pier 1 frame. That frame, to me, is the perfect chance to DIY for less. I knew all I needed was a thrift store find!
Soon, I found a great sized piece of lighthouse art with an ornate gold frame for $4.99. Sold! I got to work on my Instagram display last night, and it really only took me 10 minutes. This is the easiest craft I've ever done.
For the wiring, I happened to have a magnetic photo display wire on hand that I haven't used since college. The one I have is kind of like this. All I did was remove the weight at the bottom by twisting it and holding the cable with pliers, then I stapled it to the back of the glass-less frame. (Can you see my pink and gold filing cabinet in its home?)
You can use any metal cabling; it doesn't have to be a pre-made photo display cable. Or try something else, like twine or fishing line, and attach your photos with clips. The best part about this frame is that I can change out the photos any time, and they don't have to be square, either. I'm looking forward to being able to swap at my fancy!