Easy and Inspiring Picture Frame Craft Ideas to Try
After seeing all these different picture frame ideas for repurposing and reusing old picture frames, I won’t ever look at them the same again. I think you will love these trash to treasure picture frame upcycles.
For myself I spent a couple of very happy evenings looking at picture frame ideas. I have included a fiften frame craft ideas including some of my own. I included one of each type of DIY picture frame craft, bulletin board, gallery, wall art, and even a garden. Of course now I want to create several more, they are so handy and pretty. Enjoy!
A DIY Bulletin Board Using an Old Picture Frame
Bulletin boards are always handy, like this one they can be pretty hanging just as they are, or an easy way to display a collection of personal treasures.
Repurposed Thrift Store Frame to Bulletin Board | by Confessions of a Serial DIYer
A Picture Frame becomes Yard Art
This next idea is mine. I trimmed off the corners of an old frame, and used them as predone angles for DIY Spring Wall Art. So much easier than fiddling with matching corners on trim.
DIY Birdhouse Inspired Yard Art using an Thrift Store Frame | by Pretty DIY Home (that’s me)
DIY Picture Frame Pin Cushions
Whenever I am able to browse the dollar stores I often get frustrated because I see really cute items that are too small the project I am day dreaming about. Not these tiny frames. Unfortunately these adorable pin cushion kits are no longer available for sale, but a teeny tiny cute frame, some paint and Craftaholics tutorial has you covered.
Adorable Pin Cushion Tutorial Kits | by Craftaholics Anonymous
An Old Picture Frame becomes a Coordinating Ironing Board Hanger
Our laundry room got a coordinated ironing board hanger using leftover fabric from the curtains and an old wood picture frame.
Make a Coordinated Ironing Board Hanger | Pretty Diy Home
Using an Old Picture Frame Glass as a Canvas for Art
Jeanie from Create and Babble used the glass from an old frame and Chalk Couture stencils to make this pretty mason jar craft for her kitchen.
Thrift Store Picture Frame Craft Upcycle | by Create and Babble
An Old Frame Upcycle to Pretty Coastal Tray
This perfect little coastal themed tray in all those pretty blues started out as an old frame. The little rope handles are such a fun and casual final touch. Its just so darn cute, and a great summer home decor idea.
Repurposed Picture Frame Coastal Serving Tray | by The Interior Frugalista
Make a Vertical Garden using Succulents
My friend Michelle at A Crafty Mix lives in South Africa and her projects reflect all that natural beauty. She shows you how to make a vertical garden an old frame and succulent plants. I can’t help but think this would be amazing in an apartment or on the deck.
Repurpose a Plastic Frame to Make a Vertical Garden | by A Crafty Mix
Use an Old Frame to make a Gorgeous Farmhouse Backdrop
Our home has several DIY backdrops using shiplap and wood and I use them constantly. I included this picture frame upcycle from Snazzy Little Things because its so brilliantly easy to do. No powder tools required.
Repurposed Wall Art | by Snazzy Little Things
Shabby Chic Vintage Key Art
This vintage picture frame upcycle doesn’t have a tutorial included, but it looks really easy to do. Paint and old frame white, add some burlap and tie a vintage key to it. So pretty, especially if you had a key with sentimental value.
So Doable | Bella Pinque Cottage
Old Frame Turns into a Gorgeous Farmhouse Sign
You see Milk and Cream trays and artwork at gift shops all the time. This farmhouse picture frame craft has been around for awhile and I wonder if its the idea that created that trend we see at home decor stores?
Repurposed Picture Frame Serving Tray | by Anastasia Vintage
Use an Old Pretty Frame as Inspiration for a Unique Wreath
This picture frame craft idea beautiful, unique, and so easy to do. I bet you can find a wood oval frame for less than the average large wreath form. This is definitely on my list of must do crafts.
Repurposed Thrift Store Frame Wreath | by DIY Inspired
Turn a Picture Frame into a Shelf Shadow Box
Shadow boxes can be incredibly expensive to purchase so I was very happy to find this repurposed picture frame into a shelf shadow box project from Prodical Pieces. It has so many uses especially when you think of collections of small items like nail polish, LOL dolls and such, matchbox cars, or small seasonal decor items in your stash at home.
Repurposed Picture Frame | by Prodical Pieces
Decorating with an Empty Frame
This post from Anderson and Grant outlines all the different ways you can utilize old wood frames by leaving them empty. There are lots of pretty examples in her post.
10 Ways to Decorate with Empty Thrift Store Frames | Anderson and Grant
Make an Art Gallery Using Old Frames Painted in a Cohesive Colour
Book page butterflies and an assortment of white painted vintage frames make such an elegant statement. My preferred colour is always white, but let your imagination guide you when doing something similar. Lovely.
My Girls Room | by Home Before and Afters
Old Art with Frame makes an Easy Chalkboard Project
Earlier I mentioned my love of large backdrops using old thrifted artwork. This chalkboard was originally a really ugly bulk painted 70s picture.
DIY Buffalo Check Chalkboard Using an Old Picture Frame | by Pretty DIY Home
My hope is that these picture frame ideas inspire you to grab some old unwanted artwork and try one of these picture frame crafts. I know its quite the shortcut, but so much easier than fiddling with a buffalo check stencil.
Let me know if you try any of these [oicture frame crafts, or if you have found a different and unique purpose for old frames.
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