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Pretty Photo Display with Felt Flowers

Repurpose an old picture frame into a pretty photo display using rustic chicken wire and beautiful felt flowers.

Photo Display with felt flowers

DIY Hanging Photo Display

Although it’s true that the majority of the photos we take stay on our phones or are stored on our laptops, there are some special photos I will make the effort of developing. I love seeing these photos around my home that remind me of good times had.

For more photo display ideas, check out this beach-inspired photo jar idea to hold your beach vacation pictures and this simple photo and Christmas card display idea.

Materials Needed:

Materials needed to make a photo display including a picture frame, chicken wire, felt flowers, staple gun, paint, paintbrush and glue gun.

How To Make a Photo Display with Felt Flowers

Preparing the Chicken Wire

Measure the size of the picture frame, length x width.

Using a pair of safety gloves and wire cutters, cut the chicken wire to the size measured.

Cut chicken wire sized for the back of the picture frame.

Preparing the Open Back Frame

Remove backing and glass if applicable and discard safely.

Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply a coat of paint over the surface of the frame.  Leave the paint to dry fully before adding additional coats of paint for coverage.

Painting the surface of a picture frame.

Once fully dry, place the painted picture frame face down on a flat surface.

Painted picture frame, cut chicken wire and a staple gun.

While wearing safety gloves, place the chicken wire on the back side of the frame, holding it securely in place. With your other hand staple the wire in place along all four sides.  Pull the wire taught across to ensure it lays flat.

Stapling chicken wire onto the back of the picture frame.

Hit staples with a hammer if needed to push staple in further to hold wire in place.  

Assembling the Felt Flowers

Refer to our felt flower pattern guide for pattern template and assembly instructions. 

Use a mix of colorful coordinating felt sheets when making your felt flowers. 

Attaching the Felt Flowers

Preheat a hot glue gun.

Practice the placement of the felt flowers and leaves around the picture frame until you are happy with the placement.

Arranging the felt flowers around the painted picture frame.

Working on flower and leaf at a time, begin gluing the felt flower in place directly to the frame.

Continue until all flowers are securely attached. 

Continuing to glue the felt flowers until they are securely attached together.

Hang your favourite photos or cards using a clothespin to enjoy.

Photo Display with felt flowers

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Pretty Photo Display with Felt Flowers

Jane and Sonja
Repurpose an old picture frame into a pretty photo display with felt flowers.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Assorted colorful felt flowers and leaves
  • Felt colors
  • Large Open back picture frame size 14” x 17”
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Everlasting
  • Paintbrush
  • Chicken wire cut to size of photo frame
  • Gloves
  • Staple gun
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks

Instructions
 

Preparing the Chicken Wire

  • Measure the size of the picture frame, length x width.
  • Using a pair of safety gloves and wire cutters, cut the chicken wire to the size measured.

Preparing the Open Back Frame

  • Using a medium sized paintbrush, apply a coat of paint over the surface of the frame.
  • Once fully dry, place the painted picture frame face down on a flat surface.
  • While wearing safety gloves, place the chicken wire on the back side of the frame, holding it securely in place. With your other hand staple the wire in place along all four sides. Pull the wire taught across to ensure it lays flat.

Assembling the Felt Flowers

  • Refer to our felt flower pattern guide for pattern template and assembly instructions.
  • Use a mix of colorful coordinating felt sheets when making your felt flowers.

Attaching the Felt Flowers

  • Preheat a hot glue gun.
  • Practice the placement of the felt flowers and leaves around the picture frame until you are happy with the placement.
  • Working on flower and leaf at a time, begin glueing the felt flower in place directly to the frame.
  • Continue until all flowers are securely attached.
  • Hang your favourite photos or cards using a clothespin to enjoy.
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Erin

Friday 11th of December 2020

We absolutely love this idea! Thank you for letting us share it in our round-up post about DIY art displays!

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