How to Make a Simple Ornament Display Frame

3 Materials
$4
5 Minutes
Easy

I made this a few years ago after running out of tree space to display my Christmas ornaments! It's made with upcycled materials and can be made pretty much in about five minutes. (That's not counting any painting or staining you might want to do with the frame.)

how to make a simple ornament display frame

For this project, you're going to need a frame with wide, flat sides that can stand by itself. You'll also need a wire coat hanger. For tools, you'll need a drill and drill bit that matches the diameter of the wire you're using, a flat-head screwdriver, needle nose pliers, and tin snips. Also, if you're going to paint or stain, you'll need those supplies. If you are using an upcycled frame, you'll need to deconstruct it. I'm using a painter's tool to help remove the backing.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

On most frames, there will be something keeping the picture in place. This one has staple-like wires. I'm using the screwdriver to push them up and away from the backing.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

After moving those staple-like wires out of the way, pull the picture up and out of the frame.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

I'm using needle nose pliers to fully remove those staple-like wires from the frame. Most likely, you'll need to remove all of them in order to get the glass out. Remove the glass carefully and dispose of it safely. At this point, you'll want to paint or stain before moving onto the next step.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

Mark the placement of the holes at the top of the frame. The placement is up to you depending on what you want to display on the wire. Keep the drill as vertical as possible to maintain a straight hole.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

Cut the coat hanger with tin snips. I cut it longer than the width and then trimmed it to size later.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

Thread the wire through the two holes.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

Use the needle nose pliers to curve up the ends to secure the wire into place. Cut off any excess with the tin snips.

how to make a simple ornament display frame

Add your ornaments and you're all ready. (That's Steph's new greyhound, Mac, behind us! We introduced her on this Workshop Wednesday episode.)

You can check out the tutorial at the 1:18 mark or read on for the tutorial.

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