Welcome back to Lazy Sundays, the weekly post where it can barely count as a project, but its something small to add a tiny change to a room and make you feel better on a day where you would have otherwise just been eating hangover pizza and watching ABC Family for too long.
I'm still getting the hang (pun!) of putting stuff up on my walls with any sense of style, but one thing I did learn quickly is that frame after frame after frame was looking a bit stale.
No hate for my beloved gallery wall, but too much of this would have resulted in one boring, semi-institutional home.
I originally bought a bag of clothespins to do some weird Pinterest craft, but I can't remember what it was (except for that I tried to Rit dye them and they came out looking so gross and moldy) so I figured it makes sense for them to keep them au naturel and use them on an actual clothesline. You know, Occam's razor and shit.
Step one: Hammer two nails in your wall, as wide as you want the line to be. If you're just hanging one print, about 20 inches is okay. If you're going to do a strip of different prints, just do whatever suits your needs best.
Step two: Hammer two more nails under the original ones, same distance apart. Doesn't need to be perfect, eyeballing is fine.
Step three: Tie a string between the two nails on top and bottom. I used embroidery floss but dental floss, a pretty ribbon, twine, your mom's chest hair, anything will work.
If you just wanted the look of the clothespins without putting nail holes in your wall, you could attach Command 3M strips to the back of the clothespins instead. Either way, this tactic is great for hanging prints you don't want to damage with tape or tacks, and as a way to display oddly-shaped pieces that would be expensive to frame.
A little cost breakdown:
Clothespins - $1 for 100 from Dollar Tree
Embroidery thread - $.99 from Joann Fabrics
Print - They sell it at Urban Outfitters for $30, but if you have a Blick nearby, its only $2 in their wrapping paper section!
Total - $3.99
Total - $3.99