I recently inherited my great-grandmother’s marriage certificate. In 1920, marriage certificates were so much more lovely than they are now! To top it off, it’s in a really nice old frame, so I knew I wanted to display it somewhere. However, the metal picture hangers were attached to the front of the frame and tied to them was a dingy piece of raffia. Not lovely at all! As the raffia didn’t fit the romance of the piece, I decided to use some vintage ribbon to create a new picture hanger. It was a very simple project that only took a few minutes!
Here’s how I did it:
– I found some really pretty ribbon that suited my frame and picture. It’s vintage pink satin that I picked up from an estate sale for a song. It complemented the marriage certificate perfectly.
-As the metal hangers were on either side of the frame, I knotted one end of the ribbon to one of the picture hangers two times. Before I pulled the knot tight the second time, I added a dot of hot glue for strength.
– I measured out the length of ribbon based on the size of the frame, how high I wanted my bow to be and how big I wanted my bow to be. Then I added a little extra ribbon to that (just in case) and cut it.
-I repeated my double knot on the other metal hanger, added my glue and cut the second ribbon, using my first ribbon as a guide.
-I decided how high I wanted my bow to be and tied a knot before tying my bow. Once I was sure it was centered, a good height and the perfect size, I untied the bow (but not the knot) and added a little dot of glue. Then I retied the bow, trimmed the ends and hung my picture!
This project is totally feminine and perfect for a bathroom, lady’s dressing area or little girl’s room. I can’t wait to hang mine this week!