I have just uncovered my "to be framed" pile of photos in the cupboard that has been accumulating for about 10 years! It is a rather large pile and with the amount of wall space we have and the number of frames needed, it never would have happened. So for maximum bang for my photo displaying buck, I made this photo wheel.
2 wire coat hangers
1-2 meters of fabric (can be 1-2 inches wide and can be a few smaller lengths)
Flat nose pliers
Teeny tiny clothes pegs (found at the $2 store)
1. Cut the hook and coiled end off both hangers leaving only the body of the hanger to work with. I spent a bit of time straightening them out. This can conjure up a few expletives but it's worth it in the end.
2. Bend each end of the 2 hangers into a hook so the ends from one hanger can hook onto the ends of the other. Bend the wire into shape before you start to cover it.
3. At one of the joins, start wrapping the fabric. I wrapped it around the join a few times to anchor it.
4. Continue wrapping the fabric tightly all the way around to cover the wire. The wire will bounce around a bit. Once it is all covered though it will be easier to work with.
5. To finish off tie a knot around the wire then cut off any excess leaving a tail approx. 30cm long. Tie the remaining tail into a loop for hanging. If you are using multiple pieces of fabric, tie a knot once you are finished with one piece and start your new piece by wrapping around the knot first and then continuing.
I spent a bit more time shaping the hoop into a circle. It doesn't however need to be perfect as it will be covered in photos.
Now grab your photos and a coffee and get pegging. I attached all the photos while the hoop was flat a on table. I had so much fun looking back on all our old photos and rummaging through the shed to retrieve some more.
Total project cost - $2 - Snap!