Back in October our family went on a weekend trip to Maryland. While there we spent an afternoon on Assateague Island looking for ponies and scouring the beach. We found this pretty piece of driftwood, and brought it home with us. I thought it would make a lovely photo hanger, and, by George, I think I was right about that.
SUPPLIES. piece of driftwood (or even a sturdy stick)
cotton twine or yarn
Determine how many photos the piece of driftwood can display. My piece of driftwood is 18 inches long, and could nicely showcase 5 photos. I placed 5 screw eyes along the underneath at 3 1/2 inch intervals so the photos would overlap slightly, leaving about 1 1/2 inches on either end. Driftwood is pretty soft, so I was able to twist the screw eyes in by hand rather easily. (If using a stick you may find that the holes need to be pre-drilled before putting the screw eyes in.)
Put a screw eye through the top on either end of the driftwood. Be sure not to place them too close to the end to avoid splintering. To create the hanger, attach cotton twine or yarn to the screw eyes, keeping the twine relatively taut when you attach it. Knot it well.
Tie a loop of sewing thread through the coil of each clothespin, and slip the loops onto the screw eyes. Now the driftwood is ready to showcase photos!
Don't stop at photos though, this display also works well with artwork, postcards, or even accessories.
I'm really pleased with the way my driftwood photo hanger turned out! It looks so extra sweet with photos from my sister's summer wedding, don't you think? The clothespins make changing out photos and artwork a snap too.