I saw this really great photo holder while shopping at Pier 1 a month ago.
I thought it was super cute, and naturally, I thought I could make it myself. My main motivation in wanting to make it myself was that it was too small for the where I wanted it to hang. So I searched online for one that was the right side, and THEN I decided I should make it myself. How hard could it be? Plus I was certain I could save some $$ by making it myself.
So I sat on the idea for a month. And finally today, I decided I was going to do it.
It really wasn't hard to do, but I'm not sure that I saved much by making it myself. I bought a 22x28" frame from Hobby Lobby on sale 50% off for $21, bought the wire at Target for $2 and used a staple gun and staples that I had at home. So maybe since it was bigger than the original I saved some $$.
An added bonus for making this myself is that the clothespins can be positioned whereever I want them. They were strung on the wire on the one from Pier 1. I'm on the lookout for red miniature clothespins to replace these pink ones. I'm not a fan of pink, these were left from a baby shower I hosted, and red is an accent color in this room.
I really like how it looks next to the photos I have up on the wall. Very clean. Great continuity.
I'd say it was a success!!