DIY Poster Hanger Frame
Hello friends! Any fellow dog lovers out there?! My four girls all love dogs, but none quite as much as my youngest. She ADORES all dogs. She has a shirt that says “Hi, can I pet your dog?” and it is completely accurate. If you have a dog, she will not only want to meet it, but she’ll want to hug it, play with it, and take it home-haha! So this dog inspired feature wall is perfect for her bedroom. These dogs all belong to us or family and friends, which makes this wall extra special and personalized.
I explored a few different ways to create these poster hanger frames and ultimately settled on a super simple technique - using some cut wood and a good old staple gun. Let me show you how!
What you need:
- 1″ x 2″ x 8′ wood (furring strips)
- Foam brush
- Staple gun
- Photo or poster
I used two 8 foot furring strips to make my frames. I picked them up at Lowe’s for $1.18 each which makes this project not only easy, but super cheap! #whyIDIY
One of our favorite discoveries in the craft world is gel stain! Steff and I discovered this brilliant product while looking for a way to use stain in our craft classes - we needed fast drying and odorless - gel stain is both of those, and just as beautiful as regular stain.
How to make the frame:
Step 1 - Cut and stain:
First step is to cut the wood. If you don’t have access to, or just don’t want to bother with it, have a helpful Lowe’s employee cut the wood for you! You will want the wood pieces cut 1 inch longer than the photo you’re using. For example: my photos are 11 x 14, I cut all my wood into 12 inch lengths. I’m sure it’s obvious at this point, but you need two wood pieces per frame.
Step 2 - Staple:
Once the stain is dry, it’s time to attach the photo. This is as simple as it gets, just use a staple gun and staple the bottom of the photo to one wood piece, then staple the top of the photo to another wood piece. Keep an eye on spacing and make sure the photo is straight when stapling.
Step 3 - Jute:
The last step for this DIY poster hanger frame is attaching the jute for hanging. Cut a piece of jute approximately 1″ longer than the wood pieces. (My wood pieces are 12 inches, I cut my jute 13 inches long.) Tie a knot at each end and staple onto the top piece.
Lastly, use a small nail to hang and enjoy!
My daughter is in love with her new collection of art! These DIY poster hanger frames were so easy and fun to make - I can’t help looking around the rest of the house for more places to use them. I can’t wait to make more!