I love collecting postcards, and I have a shoebox full of them. Here's an idea to display some of these miniature pieces of art!
I found some frames at a second-hand shop for this, which made it a fairly inexpensive project.
Check out our selection of illustrated postcards for inspiration.
Fine grain sandpaper
Acrylic or enamel spray
Saw tooth hanger/screws
Step 1: Set up your space
Protect your workspace with some newspaper, and decide on a paint color (or colors). Pick a matching color to the postcard, or something with contrast!
Step 2: Sand your wooden frame
Depending on what kind of frame you are working with, you may want to lightly sand down the wood. Take off the back of the frame, remove the glass, and set aside.
The frame I'm using here is unfinished wood. It had some permanent marker stains on it as well as some splinters. Some of the other frames I worked with had a stain and finish on them, so I lightly sanded the surface to make sure the paint would easily be applied.
Step 7: Attach some ribbon
Add a saw tooth hanger to the back of the frame. Measure to the center, place the saw hanger, and screw in place. I used a small hand drill to start the holes.
Cut a piece of matching ribbon and slide through the hanger. Tie a loop at the top, and then tie into a bow if you'd like.