Tuesday, May 14, 2019

DIY: Vintage Postcard Photo Display Frame!

Hey cupcakes! I can't even remember the last time I did a DIY post on The Chic Cupcake, so it's a good thing I recently did some crafting! ✂ I will be moving into a new apartment for my summer internship and then another apartment for my masters degree, which made me want to find/make some new room decor. After acquiring some cheap supplies and doing a bit of crafting, this vintage postcard display turned out so cute! Here's how you can make one too 😃

What You Need:
-Some sort of frame (I bought two at a yard sale for a total of $0.50!)
-Paint/spray paint if the frame color needs to be changed
-Postcards (I found mine at a local antique store for a total of only $1.75!)
-Glue or tape

What To Do:
1. Take apart the frame. Set the glass aside and recycle any cardboard/paper backings (DIY projects can totally still be sustainable!).
2. Lay the frame on a covered surface outside and spray paint (or paint) it the color you want. The frames I purchased at a yard sale were burgundy, so I wanted to make them fit better with my black and white room decor - hence the black color.

3. Let the frame dry completely. As I used spray paint, I let it dry for 24 hours just to make sure.
4. After it is dry, clean the glass and put the frame back together.
5. Figure out how you want to arrange your postcards. As I didn't have an even number of postcards, I made two different designs!

6. Using tape or glue (I used tape in case I wanted to change out the postcards), attach the postcards to the front of the glass. If you want, you could sandwich the postcards between two sheets of glass per frame. I personally didn't have enough glass to do this (and I love how it looks with just one), but that is always an option!

7. Hang onto wall and enjoy your stylish new decor! 😊 As the main portion of the display is glass, make sure that there are no marks or holes in the wall where you hang up the display frame!

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  1. Great idea. I've got a big trip coming up -- blog post ahead -- and this will be a great way to display postcards that I know I'll buy. Thanks for visiting Buttercupland. Please stop by often!

    1. Ooo sounds fun! I definitely need to keep an eye out for some other fun postcards on my travels this summer :)
      Jenna ♥
      The Chic Cupcake - A Sustainable Lifestyle Blog

  2. This is such a cool idea! I've seen this style of photo display before but it never occurred to me to make my own.
    El xx

    1. Thank you so much - I was pretty happy with how it turned out!
      Jenna ♥
      The Chic Cupcake - A Sustainable Lifestyle Blog

  3. Love this idea!! Great post! :)


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