Sunday, August 23, 2020

Easy DIY Poster Frame

Hey there!  We are still moving things from our storage units to the house little by little.  Its a bit harder when its just my hubs and I moving all the things on our days off, plus other things come up that need attention and moving stuff gets put on the back burner.  You know, life! :)

I have a fun project for you today though.  We were lucky enough to receive a Mapiful for our new home!  When it arrived I new just what I wanted to use to hang it.
I headed to Amazon and got my search on just to realize that I could probably make my own! Lol, typical me!  Of course, my honey bun helped me too!
Step one: Cut two pieces of  scrap wood to measure 22" x 1".  This is your top pieces.
Step two:  Cut two pieces of  scrap wood to measure 19" x 1".  This is your bottom pieces.
Step 3:  Sand all four pieces with 120 grit sand paper on all sides until smooth.
Step 4:  Stain all four pieces of wood in the color of your choice.  I chose Mahogany stain.
Be sure to wear gloves and use an old rag to apply the stain.  I apply with one corner and wipe off excess with another corner of the rag.  I let these set under a ceiling fan for about 45 minutes before I handled them.  I did not seal the stained wood, but you can if you want to.
Now that the pieces of wood are dry and ready to handle, I started my assembly.

NOTE: The 22 inch pieces go at the top and the 19 inch pieces go at the bottom.
Step 5: To hold the poster in place on the pieces of wood, I used a few staples along the edge.


I stapled both top and bottom of the poster to the wood, but in hindsight I would just do one end at a time for easier handling.
{Sorry I don't have a picture of this step, but it was just me here at the time I was doing this project.}
Step 6:  Stack the wood pieces together and wrap with twine on each end.  I wrapped the twine about 15 to 20 times on the top pieces but only about 5 times on the bottom pieces.  I added a doubled, extra long piece for hanging to the top piece.

NOTE: I used a small dollop of hot glue on each end of the wood to hold them together while I wrapped the twine.

This is the bottom pieces.  After I wrapped and tied my knots, I left long pieces of the twine showing just because I liked how it looked, of course this is optional according to your taste!  Trim them off if you like!
I love how it looks with our Mapiful!   I originally hung it over the fireplace, but then I changed my mind and hung Audrey back there!  Pop over to my Instagram to check out Audrey! I changed my IG account name too!  @TexasBlueBungalow
I also painted the fireplace recently too, I'll tell you about that later on.
We decided that this was the perfect map for our new home because our beautiful 1922 Blue Bungalow is located here and we both love it!

I hope you've enjoyed my project today! You can use any poster or print out you may want to hang.  You can even adjust the lengths of the pieces of wood too!


If you loved this idea and want to save it for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.  I have a Pinterest board set up just for all things related to home decor and its called Farmhouse Decor Ideas and I'm pinning something new every day. Won't you join me?

GREAT NEWS!  I now have an Amazon Storefront!  If you ever want to purchase anything I'm showing you here, you can pop over to my shop and see what I've picked out for you! Click right here to visit.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!


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10 comments:

  1. That was a great frame style to use for your map! I really like how the wrapped twine pulls the look all together.

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  3. This is a quick and easy tutorial! The twine accents are the best. I'd love for you to share over at our weekly Creative Linky Party https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-4-join-in-the-fun/
    Have a great weekend!
    Creatively, Beth

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    1. Hi Beth! Thank you so much sweet friend, it was a fun craft for sure! I will check out your link party too! :)

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  4. I love this idea! I plan to use it to hang some copies of the blueprints of our home. Thanks so much for sharing it at Farmhouse Friday!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much, that is a great idea! :)

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