Picture frames are cheap, easy to work with, and we usually have a few hanging around the house. So why don’t we use them for more than just pictures?  They are a great base for all kinds of crafts and DIY decor. Find them at dollar stores or with coupon deals at your local craft store. Here are some creative and awesome picture frames ideas and crafts from some great DIY bloggers!




Katrin at ‘Kreativ K‘ has a Nordic Farmhouse style design blog that is full of charm, creativity and simplicity. Love this DIY tray from an old picture frame and a (very pretty Ikea) tea towel. She even pays attention to the details with little leather pulls on the tray. Easy and inexpensive DIY picture frame idea!


Anderson + Grant‘ took an old picture frame and repurposed it into this DIY photo display. We love this picture frame idea, it is so simple, and allows you to change out the photos you share with the season. (Or, your whims!)


Use the same basic idea to repurpose old picture frames into a backdrop for your seasonal wreaths! This looks like a piece I saw recently at our local high end modern farmhouse decor store! Easy project by ‘Confessions of a Serial DIY’er‘. This is one of those projects you can do in an afternoon. Really!


We can’t get enough of this DIY picture frame headboard from Mandi at ‘Vintage Revivals‘. This is a perfect example of a picture frame craft anyone can do from a thrift store or tag sale find! She even shows you how to tuft the headboard in her very easy to follow tutorial.


Learn how to make this picture frame wall shelf from ‘My Repurposed Life‘ . Whether you call this picture frame idea a shadow box or a shelf, it’s a smart way to reuse an old picture frame! Full tutorial on how to take your frame and make this project.


Make memo boards by painting picture frames bright colors, attach chicken wire to the back with a staple gun, and find cute little clothespins… or you can shop at ‘Lemonade Makin Mama’s‘ Etsy shop!



Use this picture frame idea to make a living succulent wreath, with this step by step tutorial from ‘BHG‘.



This next one is a DIY picture frame wreath by KariAnne of ‘Thistlewood Farms‘. Ok, we love KariAnne. You might have seen her farmhouse kitchen she shared with us here… or her drop cloth curtains? This may be one of my favs from her, I love the B&W…

Projects with Picture Frames


From Whit, at ‘Whit’s Amuse Bouche‘, she uses picture frames to create floral works of art with glass bottles and flowers. Great instructions and photos! I ran across this on ‘Good Housekeeping’s’ website, so I’m not the only one who thinks this is cool!



Learn how to make a chalkboard from an old picture frame from Christina at ‘The Frugal Homemaker‘. This picture frame craft doesn’t look anything like a boring ol’ chalkboard!



Um… brilliant? Sarah at ‘While They Snooze‘ had this amazing idea to glue picture frames to the front of her file cabinets for an immediate, and budget friendly, custom molding look! Bathroom cabinet doors maybe? These are unexpected picture frame ideas that are genius!



Finally, from Lindy via ‘Ruffled‘, these picture frames turned dessert trays are pretty enough for a… well, a wedding! Jump on over and find out how she did it!



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DIY Picture Frame Ideas & Crafts

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  1. Janice Resendez December 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Freaking AWESOME site! Thanx! Inspired!

  2. Laura April 3, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Love your work! Following and sharing!

    Love from Florida


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