Framing your own art and hanging it on the wall isn't difficult, but if you want to swap out the artwork in the frame for a new look, it can be a bit of a pain. Here's how you can modify a standard frame to let you switch out the contents as often as you like without taking it down.
Lilla wrote in to Ikea Hacker that she wanted a way to easily switch out the contents of a frame she used to display her children's artwork without taking it down, taking it apart, and putting it back together when she was finished.
It was pretty easy: she removed the metal clips, glued the acrylic face of the frame to the inside, and glued three thin square bars to three of the sides to give the frame some depth. Since she only added the bars to three of the sides, the fourth side was left open for easy access. She cut a new backing for the now-deeper frame from cardboard, and attached it to the bars.
She used an IKEA Nyttja frame, but you can apply the hack to almost any frame. Plus, the whole project only takes a few minutes once you have everything you need. Do you change the art on your walls often enough to make a hack like this worthwhile? Let us know in the comments.
Frame-Holder for Kids Drawings [IKEA Hackers]