DIY Bird Clothespin Picture Frame

I love photographs of birds’ sitting on wire. I was recently looking through my scrapbook papers and found one that showed the silhouette of birds sitting on wire.  This inspired me to make a clothespin frame that can hold pictures or note cards.

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10×10 INCH frame (you can use a bigger rectangular frame to accommodate more pictures)

teal colored yarn

decorative bird’s clothespin (found a set of 8 from Michael’s Arts and Crafts for $1.50)

scrapbook paper or gift wrapping paper (optional)

black elastic cord (two 12 inch long cords)

double sided adhesive or Velcro (optional)

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First, tie black elastic cord to top side of frame. Make sure to tie a knot to keep cord in place.  Repeat same process when attaching the second elastic cord to mid-section of frame.

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Next, wrap yarn around all four corners of frame. Leave the corners of frame exposed. I tied the top elastic cord diagonally to add variation.

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Attach decorative bird clothespin on elastic cord according to your taste.

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Customize your clothespin frame with your photos, polaroid pictures, and cute note cards.


To add a backdrop, select scrapbook paper design according to your taste. Here are three different background examples. Attach paper with double side adhesive. For interchangeable backdrops, attach paper with Velcro.

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Otherwise, you can use your wall as a backdrop for frame.

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Check out the DIY video for this project and more, on my YouTube channel: Cara Mia’s Corner.  Happy creating!


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