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.
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.
Have a large old wooden frame wasting in the attic? Here is a creative idea for utilizing it as a modern home décor item.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Comic book style photo frames, you can try any shape and color combination for this one. Check out the link for a few ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Yet another rather simple wooden frame, you can make several of these frames in different sizes and color combinations.
Check out how you can make a special photo frame with the help of some sparkly lace and a simple metal 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.
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.
These colorful DIY frames show how multiple frames of different sizes and styles complement each other when kept side by side.
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.
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.
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?
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 Daphne Bennette