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26 DIY Picture Frame Ideas

Each of your photos is a prized memory from an event or experience you shared with your loved ones. And when you display them in a customized handmade frame, the whole thing becomes even more special. Making a picture frame is not that difficult a task as you can use about anything from leftover yarn and spare buttons to twigs and corks to achieve a unique photo frame. Check out a few DIY ideas.

A Twig Picture Frame

Collect some thin twigs and tree branches from the garden and get to work. Make sure to take proper measurements so all the twigs in the bundles are of the same size.

Picture Frame DIY

Picture Frame DIY

DIY: Thrifted Frame Photo Display

Have a large old wooden frame wasting in the attic? Here is a creative idea for utilizing it as a modern home décor item.

DIY Picture Frame

DIY Picture Frame

Easy DIY Painted Frame

The ornate metal frames that come with vintage style mirrors become useless once the mirror is broken or replaced. But now you know what you can do with the durable frames! This one is more suitable for older kids and adults.

DIY Picture Framing

DIY Picture Framing

Reclaimed Wood Wall Art Panels

Reclaimed wood projects are both useful and fun as they let you use the wood from some old furniture or cabinet to make brand new items with solid wooden finish.

DIY Wood Picture Frame

DIY Wood Picture Frame

DIY Cork Flower Picture Frame

The steps required to make this cute frame are quite evident from this picture. You can experiment with different patterns by cutting the corks in different shapes – little daisies, stars or simple snowflakes maybe?

DIY Picture Frames

DIY Picture Frames

DIY Rustic Wood Frame

It is probably one of the simplest photo frames you can make at home. All you will need to make the basic frame are four thin pieces of wood, some nails and a hammer. It is quite suitable for those with little experience with woodwork.

DIY Wood Picture Frame

DIY Wood Picture Frame

Giant Vintage Style Frame

Wooden Picture Frame DIY

Wooden Picture Frame DIY

DIY Ribbon Frame

Have a bunch of spare satin ribbons lying around? Here is a good way to use them up. All you will need is an old picture frame, a measuring tape and a pair of scissors. You can put multiple pictures in the frame or just keep it as it is.

Homemade Picture Frames

Homemade Picture Frames

DIY Craft: Yarn Wrapped Frame

Here is an amazing way to use up spare yarn from your last knitting project. Check out the instructions once, and you can try countless different patterns and color combinations.

Picture Frame Ideas DIY

Picture Frame Ideas DIY

DIY Cardboard Hipster Frames

Comic book style photo frames, you can try any shape and color combination for this one. Check out the link for a few ideas.

DIY Cardboard Picture Frame

DIY Cardboard Picture Frame

Creating a Birch Bark Frame

The unique white appearance of the birch bark makes this photo frame so suitable to be hung beside white finish furniture and light room décor items.

DIY Picture Frame Instructions

DIY Picture Frame Instructions

DIY Moss Frame

Picture Frame DIY Idea

Picture Frame DIY Idea

DIY Subway Art with Large Custom Frame

A large simple frame is the best option when it comes to covering up a wide wall space in your drawing room. You can use the frame to display multiple small pictures or use it as a platform for your favorite quotes.

DIY Large Picture Frame

DIY Large Picture Frame

DIY Wooden Frames

Here are some vintage looking DIY frames with classic ornate patterns. Ideal for those classic readers, who wish to transform their own homes to imitate the fancy houses from their favorite books.

DIY Wooden Picture Frames

DIY Wooden Picture Frames

Simple Wooden Frame Instructions

Yet another rather simple wooden frame, you can make several of these frames in different sizes and color combinations.

Wood Picture Frame DIY

Wood Picture Frame DIY

DIY Lacey Frames

Homemade Photo Frame

Homemade Photo Frame

Bling Wedding Picture Frames

Check out how you can make a special photo frame with the help of some sparkly lace and a simple metal frame.

Picture Frame Idea DIY

Picture Frame Idea DIY

DIY Chicken Wire Frame Tutorial

DIY Picture Frame Ideas

DIY Picture Frame Ideas

Recycled Magazine Frame

Instead of throwing away your old magazines, here is a creative way to use those glossy pages. Just cut them in a proper size, roll them up and paste the rolls on a cardboard frame to get a stylish picture frame.

DIY Photo Frame

DIY Photo Frame

Pencil Picture Frame DIY

For this one, you will be spending a considerable amount of time cutting and sharpening colorful pencils before you can actually get to the part where you paste the pieces on a cut-out cardboard frame with glue.

Easy Picture Frame DIY

Easy Picture Frame DIY

DIY Colorful Frames

Cheap DIY Picture Frames

Cheap DIY Picture Frames

DIY: Easy Colorful Vintage Frames

These colorful DIY frames show how multiple frames of different sizes and styles complement each other when kept side by side.

DIY Frames for Pictures

DIY Frames for Pictures

DIY Instagram Polaroid Display

DIY Photo Frames

DIY Photo Frames

DIY Stacked Picture Frames

The vibrant blue-orange combination looks nice on the homemade picture frames. Of course, you are free to try any colors you want to; even three color patterns would look nice on these.

Picture Frames DIY

Picture Frames DIY

Homemade Gift: Magnetic Foam Frames

One of the simplest of all the photo frames in this list, this one is perfectly suitable for toddlers with a knack for craft. You can use anything from sparkles to beads for decoration once the basic frame is done.

Homemade Picture Frame Ideas

Homemade Picture Frame Ideas

Wine Cork Picture Frame

Stop throwing away those wine corks from now on as now you know they are not as useless as you used to think. After all, who wouldn’t want to have an artistic picture frame like this one?

Homemade Picture Frame

Homemade Picture Frame

All the twenty-six DIY instructions are quite simple, requiring easily available tools and materials. So, go ahead and make your own picture frame to flaunt your family photos. Most of these frames make wonderful gift ideas as well.

Published on March 9th 2015 by

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