DIY: Wood and Leather Hanging Picture Frames

make your own wood + leather hanging picture frames!

Bonnie Christine, here! As promised, I’m sharing with you how I made a few wood and leather hanging picture frames for our new gallery wall! They went together quickly and I think add a lot of dimension and interest to the gallery. With the option to make them the artwork permanent or interchangeable, they really give you a lot of options to play with. Since you can make them any size you want, they are especially good for large or odd sized pieces of art!

diy wood + leather hanging frames

make your own hanging frames!

Here’s what you’ll need:

– .25″ x 1.5″ x 8′ wood trim (found in the trim section at your local hardware store)
– piece of leather or suede lace to hang it by
– staple gun
– artwork
– piece of canvas (cut the same width as and 1″ taller than your artwork)
– wood stain (I used ebony by minwax)f
– paint brush
– hand saw

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step 1: stain the wooden boards using your preferred stain color. let dry.

step 2: using a handsaw, cut two pieces of wood the same width as your artwork.

step 3: using a staple gun, attach each end of the canvas 1/2″ up on the backside of each piece of wood.

*note: this is to make your artwork interchangeable. if you’d like it to be permanent, skip this step and staple the artwork directly to the wood.

step 4: cut the leather or suede lace to desired hanging width. staple each end to the top piece of wood.

step 5: tuck the piece of art underneath each edge of the wood and hang!

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You check out this post to see more of the gallery. Most of the artwork is my own (besides a print from katie daisy), and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!

You can also find a complete class on upcycling leather into stylish accessories in the CreativeLive catalog of classes.

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Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern design and author of Going Home to Roost - the blog dedicated to everything handmade and anything homegrown.