Friday, February 3, 2012

Ribbon-Hung Picture Frames

In our apartment we had some dead space in one of the hallways. I wanted to fill it with pictures of both my boyfriend's and my family members but I didn't just want to simply hang normal frames. Instead I wanted to do something like what I found on, which was just attaching ribbon to a frame and hanging the frame on a coat rack. So here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Frames 
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Coat rack

For the coat rack I wanted something basic. I found a simple metal rack that could hold 3 frames and I bought 2. You could used a rack that had a wood backing (which is what they did on or you could make your own by buying the wood and hooks.

I wanted gray frames but I didn't want to buy any. I already had a whole bunch that I wasn't using because I no longer liked their color. So I just bought some acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby and painted my old frames gray. I also used different sized frames to change things up a little. 

My boyfriend and I picked out our pictures that we wanted to display. I then scanned them into our computer and re-printed them out in black and white. I thought this would make the photos match and would go nicely with the gray frames.

Next I figured out the order that I wanted the frames to go. Then I decided on the length of the ribbon just by holding the frame up to the wall and seeing what I thought looked best. I attached the ribbon to the frames using a glue gun.

I hung each frame one at a time so that I could see how I wanted the next one to look.

And done!

I am really happy with how it turned out. : )

I love walking by this display and seeing our families.

It was so easy and turned out great! We always get great comments on it when our friends and family stop over. 


  1. I love this. I was toying with doing a gallery wall in my hall way but I think this would work very well.

  2. Stopping by from the Pink Sundays Hop!

  3. This is fabulous! :-) I'm stopping by from Flamingo Toes....and I'm going to pin this idea for my new house!

  4. This would work well in my hallway! I have 3 big dogs that play in that area and this would securely hold the pics, LOL.

  5. Looks great! I'm working on a gallery idea for several rooms in my house. Like this idea!!

  6. Very sweet! what a great way to hag your photos! Thank you for linking up at Uncommon. Bonnie ;)

  7. This is a fabulous idea! I think it would be perfect for scrapbook pages as well :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I love this idea, where did you find your coat rack?