How to Make a Rustic Hanging Frame

Display your cherished memories in style with this simple and sweet DIY rustic photo board.

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Ditch frames, and display photos with these DIY hanging wood photo boards.

Dress up your empty wall space and display your photos with a little rustic flair with these quick and stylish photo hanging boards.

Materials Needed

  • 16"- x -10" wood board
  • 2" -x- 10" wood pieces
  • wood glue
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • drill + drill bit
  • wood stain
  • sponge brush
  • cloth
  • metal clip
  • super glue
  • eye hooks
  • chains

Assemble and Stain

Attach the 2"-x-10" wood pieces to the top and bottom of the board with wood glue. Brush on the wood stain with a paint brush or sponge, and blend well with a cloth. Measure and mark the center of the top of the board, and use super glue to attach the metal clip.

Finish and Hang

Measure and mark  1 inch  from the edge on both sides of the top board. Drill a hole in each of the marks, and screw in the two eye hooks. Attach the chains to the eye hooks, clip on a favorite photo, and you're ready to hang! 

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