Introduction: Clothespin Gallery

I have a huge collection of pictures and postcards like my flatemate says: “top card collection.“
I always wanted to hag those cards and pictures somewhere. so I thought abut a method to hang the cards on the wall.
The good thing about this picture wall is, that you don’t need to destroy the pictures with tape or a needle you just clamp them. So you can remove and reorder everything very easy.
The material is cheap most of this stuff you may already have at home or you can buy it in a local hardware store.

Materials Needed:
• Clothespins (in your local hardware store or supermarket for little money)
• Glue (wood-glue)
• Board (I use a old back of a old closet that i found on the trash)
• Cards
• Saw- to cut the Board
• screw and rawlplug/ or hammer an nail - to put the finished board at your wall

Most of my card have the same size the only thing that differs is, the format of the cards. So I decided to build for each format one Pin Gallery.

Step 1: Plan the Board

• Depending on the size and format of your pictures you should plan the distance in between two clothespins
• I made one Board for standard 10X15 cm cards in portrait format and one in landscape format
• I decided to to change the dircetion of the clothespins on the board alternately
• it is better to build a caliber to have exactly the same space between two clothespins
• mark the wide of the board and were you want to glue the clothespins
• putting the clothespins just randomly is also possible

Step 2: Cut the Board and Glue the Clothespins

• First of all cut the board in full length on the wide of a clothespin and smooth the edges
• Put glue on the pins by using a paint brush
• Glue the pins on the boards by orientating on your marks or using the caliber
• Put heavy stuff on the pins that the glue is drying


Step 3: Hang the Boards at the Wall and Decorate


Hang the boards at the wall by using nails or screws and rawplug
Know you can decorate the finished pin gallery with your pictures.

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Comments

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vincent7520 (author)2013-12-05

No fuss, simple and fun.
What more can we ask for ?…

Actually I made one myself in a previous house long time ago.
Guess I stole the idea from someone else… or what it in a magazine ?

Anyway : the value of great ideas is that they are constantly rediscovered and remain as invaluable as the first time (then again, when was the first time ?…)

Congratulations.

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xxpanama (author)vincent75202013-12-05

I had the idea when I was looking for a opportunity to put the cards at the wall.
I also was surprised when I made the instructable that I couldn't find here something similar, even if the idea is obvious.
What I like about the clothespins is that are are from wood and usable as a all-rounder!

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action pig (author)2013-12-05

yeah, very nice idea!

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johndoran (author)2013-12-05

Love it! simple, elegant, mutable, great for parents, I'm doing it!

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jessyratfink (author)2013-12-04

What a great idea! I love how clean it looks. :)

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rvt1985 (author)2013-12-03

I love this idea!

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audreyobscura (author)2013-12-03

This looks super cute! Good work.

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