Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Floating Pictures Display {How To}

So, a few years ago I saw an idea on Pinterest to hang pictures from rope and clothespins. I loved this idea and since have tried a couple different ways to make it work in my house...
it didn't quite work out.
When I was living in Switzerland, I tried this idea with clothespins and blue twine on two rows but it looked, well, awful! I was so bummed. So when I moved I decided that I was going to come up with a way to make it work with the pictures I had and with the wall space provided.
I decided to omit the clothespins since I had so many pictures to work with and the whole thing just looked too cluttered. I also decided to use a much thinner rope, this time using white wick that I had in my crafting supplies.
To hang the pictures to the string of wick, I used sewing pins. It hides well and is not too heavy for the wick to support.

I also added a border or frame around the pictures to help them stand out and give them an arthouse feel. 
Because the wick string is so lightweight, I was able to tack them to the wall easily. 

Now I have a floating picture display that I really LOVE 
and can admire without feeling like something just isn't right.


  1. Thats amazing! You cant really see the thread which makes it look like magic from a distance =)

  2. Such a great idea. These photos were really pretty too.

  3. Now that is such a great idea! Thanks for linking up over at Toronto Teacher Mom!

  4. Looks super cool - thanks for sharing! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  5. Wow!
    I would never have thought of this. The room must be looking awesome with wonderful memories :)

    Thanks for linking up with Abracabadra.

    Happy WW

  6. My kids would love this idea in their rooms.
    Thank you.

  7. this is a great idea.thanks for sharing.I want to try this

  8. So adorable! I am working on a family photo wall in my living room, but want something a little less structured in my hall. I think I'll try this!

  9. I love it! This looks really unique and easy to do. I may give this one a try! Thanks for sharing! #shinebloghop

  10. My daughter wants to do this in her room too. I think she plans to frame it with washi tape, but she's still deciding. Thanks for sharing it on the #SCBH2015 - I moved it to the Merry Monday Link Party.