I recently updated my wall in my hallway with some new frames.  I shared the old frames a few years back, and I was ready to lighten things up a bit!  Here is how my DIY Hanging Frames turned out…

Hallway Frames by Shanty2Chic

This is a crazy simple tutorial!  I had all 5 done and hung in a couple hours.

Each frame uses 1×6 white wood and 1/4″ pine boards.  You can also use 1×2 in place of the 1/4″ boards if you have trouble finding them.  Here are the cuts…

Wood cuts for DIY Frames

Start by laying your 1.6 pieces side by side.  Then, run a line of Gorilla Wood Glue down one side of both of your smaller boards.

Glue front of clip frame

I used my Ryobi Airstrike brad nailer to attach mine to the boards.  I lined mine up 1.5″ from the top and bottom of the boards.   I actually used the smaller boards as a guide to make the lines.  I used 5/8″ brad nails for this part.

Nail front of clip frame

At this point, your boards should look like this.

Building a clip frame

Before moving on, I painted my frames using Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint from the Home Depot.

rust-oleum heirloom white spray paint

Once it dried, I used my Ryobi Corner Cat sander to distress each of my frames.  I just sanded enough to let some of the wood show through all around.  I used 120-grit sand paper.

Now to add some hardware!

DIY Clip Frames Tutorial

I flipping LOVE this hardware.  Liberty Hardware has launched a new vintage inspired line at Home Depot.  It is some of the cutest hardware I have seen in Depot yet.  I decided to add a metal label to each frame.  You can find these online HERE. These are so cute and come in 3 finishes.

Liberty Metal Labels

 I first used my drill to add the holes.  Then, just place the label on and attach the screw through the back of the frame.

Attach Liberty Label Holder

My final step was adding my clip.  Any clip will do, but I used these cute mini bulldog clips I find at Hobby Lobby.  You can also find them HERE on Amazon!

Just use a drop of Gorilla Super Glue Gel on the back of each clip and attach them to the frame.  It dries in minutes.

Gorilla Glue Gel Super Glue

attach clip to frame

Done!  To hang mine, I used another awesome piece of hardware that Home Depot is carrying.  Our sweet friends from Young House Love designed these fun hangers with Liberty Hardware and you can find them HERE at Home Depot.  They are super easy to attach to the wall.

Liberty Hook

I just stapled some ribbon to the back of each frame and hung them from my hooks.

DIY Hanging Clip Frames by Shanty2Chic

Finished!  Here are a few more shots…

Hallway Frames by Shanty2Chic

DIY Clip Frames by Shanty2Chic

Shanty2Chic DIY Frame Tutorial

Hope you love them!  This is a crazy simple project that adds lots of fun to any wall… And, you can easily change out the pictures which means my kids faces won’t stay the same for the next 3 years 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. I am planning on building the farmhouse table you made and these will be perfect with it as coordinating decor. I changed the appearance slightly but you gave the inspiration.

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      ??????? I built my own using the plans at www. WoodworkPlans.info – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      www. WoodworkPlans.info


  2. Thank you for this cute idea! My husband and I just made this today and it’s adorable! This might be a silly question but can you share how you attached the string onto the frame on the back??

  3. Looks great! I really like this idea for the ease of making it, as well as your other “clip” photo frames. We have made traditional glass frames before, and routing behind to inset custom cut glass and backing, etc, is such a chore. Your method might just be the route I take to do a big photo project quickly and on a budget. My only concern are the photos curling. Have you experienced that?

  4. These are super cute! But I am wondering how you keep the pictures from curling? Seems like mine always do. Thanks.

  5. I have been looking for the perfect frame idea for 15 Picasso posters I want to hang. Mine are larger, so I would just play with the length and width. Can u please tell me if you hung the pictures from the clips, or did you also glue them onto the frames? What a great idea……thank you.

  6. As usual…..a simple but yet superb DIY project with a lil added Shanty Charisma!!!! I love it! Thank you for helping me plan my afternoon.

  7. Whitney this is awesome! I can see this idea being used in various ways. How about displaying a little one’s art work in their bedroom, or bathroom or mud room. And I’ll bet a budding photographer, young or old, would find this kind of “exhibit” quite satisfying and encouraging as well!

  8. I love them! Can you tell me how the acrylic knobs attach to the wall? I’ve been searching for something like this to hang some lightweight mirrors from.

    1. They come with an easy to install anchor. You just use a drill to drill in the anchor to the sheetrock. Then, the knob screws in easily to the anchor. VERY simple!