It’s a great project to do with the kids while they’re home from school over the summer! Here are the supplies needed:
- Frame any size will work. To order, simply fill out the online form as you normally would, but put zeros all around the exterior of the frame and that there are no clips since these measurements don’t apply. (You will need the inside edge of the frame to be at least ½” in depth so you can screw the eye hook into it.)
- Eyelet 1/2″ Long Screw Eyes
- Jute Roping (or any rope you would like to use)
- Regular Sized Clothes Pins
- Spray Paint
- Decorative Paper
The frame I used for this project is the Mediterra style from MirrorMate that I spray painted a sea green color my daughter wanted. This frame is 29” x 19 ½”, but remember you can use any size you desire.
I pre-drilled the holes where I wanted to screw the eye screws in – making them uneven on either side so the roping would go at angle. Once I pre-drilled the holes I then screwed in the eye screws. I spray painted the eye screws to match my frame.
Next, I put the one end of the rope in the top eye screw, tied a small knot and also stapled the end to the back of the frame. Then, I fed the rope through the eye screws all the way to the bottom and tied a knot again and stapled the end to the back of the frame.
Decorating the Frame
For the Clothes Pins & Cards : I spray painted the clothes pins to match my frame and then took a decorative piece of paper and Modge Podged to the front side of the clothes pin. For the small cards I used cardstock and cut it in 2” x 3” rectangles. I layered the top of the card stock with white cardstock paper that I cut at 1 ¾” x 2 ¾” and taped to the top of the colored card stock.
For the Give Thanks Sign: I used a piece of dark colored cardboard that matched, layering the top with a lighter brown. I used my Cricut and cut the letters out and glued them to the board. I then embellished the top with a flower to help blend it together.
We made this right before Thanksgiving and both my girls called some of their Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles up and asked what they are thankful for. Then they wrote that on each of the cards and shared this with everyone that came over for dinner. Our Give Thanks board is still hanging up today with thank you cards and other notes we receive. It’s a great feeling to walk by and see them all – the girls love to read them and add new ones all the time.