During my visit to The Depot at Gibson Mill back in March I found some old windows for $8 a piece so I quickly grabbed one. I had no idea what I was going to do with it but for $8 I knew I could think of something. It has been sitting in my craft room for a while now and I finally found time to create something with it. I have this beautiful black and white print of my sons I had made at Staples for $5.00. I had it made for my youngest son’s high school graduation party and for almost 2 years it has hung in my dining room by nothing but tape. I know, pretty tacky but I love seeing my three sons smiling faces everyday as I walk through my dining room. So I thought why not combine the print with the window I purchased to create a classier looking way to display what I like to call “The Window to my Heart”. Yea, I know…cheesy, very cheesy!
I positioned the window over my print then cut around it to fit the frame.
Once I trimmed the excess paper I hot glued it to the frame.
I needed a way to hang the window and I knew I wanted to use wire to do this but didn’t have any strong enough to support the weight so I grabbed a wire hanger from my closet and proceeded to make my own hanger.
You will want to center a screw on the back of the frame and wrap the middle of the wire hanger around it and tightly screw it to the frame.
You will then screw both ends of the wire hanger to the frame and pinch it tightly to secure.
Pinch the top of the hanger to form a hook to allow for hanging. Voila! A very sturdy and FREE DIY picture hanger.
Much better! And all it costs was $8.00 for a window and $5.00 for an engineering print from Staples. Here’s the tutorial I used for the DIY print from East Coast Creative Blog.
I love the finished look. Rustic, classic and simple.