Challenge 6: Memory Frames
I’m either a sentimentalist or maybe a hoarder, I haven’t decided yet. I never throw away anything that I attach any sort of meaning to. So as you can imagine, when I saw this project I was thrilled. Due to my hoarding tendencies, I have a lot of old useless items around my house. Frames are a very common find. Perhaps you have one at home or you could ask around to see if friends have any to spare. Once you hunt down a frame you can then move on to Challenge 6: Memory Display!
If you are having trouble finding a frame, luckily for us, we live next to thrift stores galore! Take a quick walk around the Circle in search of a frame and I can guarantee you will find one for under $10. If you have no luck with your scavenging, Michaels craft store also carries frames for cheap and Ikea sells frames for selected sizes beginning at only $1. Once found, you can show off your photos, love letters (or not), movie tickets etc.
- (1) Empty medium-large sized frame $12
- Photos of your friends, family and people you adore
- (1) Roll of ribbon $2.50
- (1-2) Packs of binder clips
- (1) Scissors
- (1) Tape (Masking tape should be fine)
Measure the length of string across the frame and cut the accurate length from side to side.
Tape down the sides of the string onto each end.
Hang the photos across the string by clipping them to the photos.
This was probably the easiest and quickest project we have yet to complete. The frame can also be a good idea to give as gifts to friends or siblings on their birthdays or to girlfriends or boyfriends for your anniversaries. Just string up a few of your favorite photos together or even put in some old letters, movie tickets or magazine cutouts. You can mix and match ribbon and frames to create your own style and really make this project personal!
Send photos of the frames you make and let us know if you end up keeping them for yourselves or giving them away!
I’m a photographer, and even I don’t have a ton of 4x6s of friends up on the walls. Then again, I’m not really the type to take a lot of pictures with my friends. That said, I think most of us guys will want to stick to normal framing methods for those few pictures we like. But for you ladies, this was incredibly quick and easy, and I can certainly see why this project is a cute way for you to pay homage to your closest friends.