Hanging Frame Project

So, remember this project I was working on?

I finally got around to finishing it today. I was so proud of myself Friday when I was being super productive. I took the time to type up the quote I wanted to use and attempted to print it out. My productivity was halted when I learned that ink does in fact dry up after being in storage for a year. So much for that. 

After buying some new ink for our printer, printing out my quote and attaching the ribbon, behold - the final product!

The quote reads "Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present." from the President of the LDS Church, Thomas S. Monson. I have it in a different order - just because I couldn't remember how it went when I hung them and "past, present, future" made the most sense to me. =) Artistic liberty I say!

They fit just perfect in this spot in our entryway. 

I purchased these 4x4 square frames at the dollar store. Though they were already black, I painted them with the Rustoleum textured spray paint to "uncheapen" them. I typed up the quote on white cardstock and hot glued two strips of wired ribbon to the back. Tied it in a bow and hung them on some hooks. I'll use a sharpie to blacken the head of the nail to better blend.

Can you believe I saw almost identical frames at Michaels for $7.99 each!

The whole project cost me $4 with tax. I already had the paint, cardstock and ribbon. Well, if you include new ink cartriages it cost me $48, but details, details.


  1. Very cute, I especially like the ribbon.. and I'm a guy!

  2. Just for the record, I don't think the ink cost should count in your project total. Go with the $4. =)

    Looks great, as usual, and I'm glad I saw this when I did. I'm getting ready to spray paint a bunch of frames black. Maybe I'll spring for the textured spray instead!

  3. Looks so awesome!! What a great idea!

  4. Great project and I agree, looks like the perfect spot for it! I like the quote as well.