Space-saver picture frame DIY

Graduates, take your fondest memories with you to college with this space-saving way to hang pictures.



  • Picture Frame, about a 12″ wide x 16″ tall
  • string or wire
  • photographs (or other favorite items like ticket stubs or post cards)
  • nails (about 8 or 10)
  • hammer
  • clothes pins


  1. If you wish to decorate or paint your picture frame, do so now. Let dry if necessary.
  2. Hammer a nail on each side of the front of the picture frame about 2″ from the top of the frame. Repeat a few inches lower, taking care to leave room in between rows.
  3. Tie a piece of string or wire from one nail to the other. Repeat with each set of nails.
  4. Use the clothes pins to hang photographs from the string.
  5. Your DIY space-saving picture frame is complete!

DIY idea courtesy of