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! Here are some creative and awesome projects using picture frames from some great DIY bloggers!

Make memo boards by painting 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!



Lindsay at “Makely Home’ made a thrift store layered frame gallery wall… Ok, this is amazing, and so easy… and budget friendly, and fun! She takes you through step by step…



Use a frame 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 ‘RoboJunker’, I love this creative use for picture frames… a towel bar! They show you how to attach them securely, to each other and to the wall.



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 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?



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!


Image Credits: BHG, Lemonade Makin Mama, Thistlewood Farms, RoboJunker, Whit's Amuse Bouche, Frugal Homemaker, While They Snooze, Ruffled


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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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