DIY Picture Frame Ideas – Thinking Outside The Box

Picture frames never go out of style. They make good gifts for family and friends and they are often an inexpensive way to give your home a new look without much effort.

Let's see some of the coolest DIY frame examples that you could make as soon as today.

You're sure to find one you love.

#1 DIY Chippy Wood Frames

chippy wood frame

Shanty2Chic made these rustic-looking frames for about $7 each. See tutorial here.

#2 DIY Book Picture Frames

book frames

Have those old books you just don't want to part with? Turn them into adorable picture frames. Check out how Better Homes and Gardens does it here.

#3 DIY Twig Picture Frame

Twig picture frame

Make these super cute picture frames from sticks. Perfect for a Father's Day gift. See how Marian Parsons does it here.

#4 DIY Picture Frame from Old Window

Window Photo frame

Have an old window lying around in your garage? Use it for a vintage looking picture frame. See how I Am Momma Hear Me Roar does it here.

#5 DIY Newspaper and Magazine Frame

Newspaper frame

All those old magazines and newspapers can go to use for an artsy looking picture frame. Check out how how Saved By Love Creations did it here.

#6 DIY Popsicle Stick Frame 

Popscicle stick

DIY picture frame with popsicle sticks. See how it's done on Club Chica Circle.

#7 DIY Sea Shell Frame

Sea Shell frame

Shells make great gifts. But what f you could make them into a DIY picture frame for an even better and more useful gift? You can at Canadian Living.

#8 DIY Hot Wheels Frame

hot wheels frame

Whether you are an adult who loves cars or a kid who has grown out of playing with hot wheels, you can make an awesome picture frame with just a few simple supplies.

Parentsociety knows what they're doing when it comes to these picture frames.

#9 DIY Chevron Picture Frame

Chevron frame

This can be the perfect addition to your teen girl's room. Super cute and simple. Find out how at Thriftspirations.

#10 DIY Mosaic Frame

Mosaic frame

Simple yet elaborate looking. Create this super easy mosaic frame with the help of Craftionary.

#11 DIY Glitter Frames

byallison glitter frames

Byallison shows you a great way to add a little glam to your walls with these glitter picture frames.

#12 DIY Jeweled Frames

frame with marbles

Add a little bedazzle to any room in your house with these frames. 

#13 DIY Crown Molding Frame

Crown molding frame

Make use of that old crown molding by making it into a beautiful frame. See how it's done here.

#14 DIY My Dad Rocks Frame

My dad Rocks frame

Jody Arsenault was feeling like mom of the year when she thought of this great DIY frame idea. This frame is also very budget-friendly.

See how to make it.

#15 DIY On the Ranch Wood and Metal Frame

DIY bullet frame

Joanie Hanks found that this frame is something to give that "hard-to-buy-for" guy in your life.

Check out her frame idea here.

#16 DIY Frame Shelves

frame shelves

The creator of Shanty 2 Chic has been working on making her daughter her very own bedroom. She made these great DIY frame shelves for her. What a cute idea.

See instructions here.

#17 DIY Frame From Recycled Egg Carton

recycled frame

This may be the cutest idea for a teen girl's room. See the instructions here from "A Day in the Life of Lillie."

#18 DIY Nature Frame

DIY frame by V

Valentine uses items straight from nature to make her frames. Check out her site here.

#19 DIY Polaroid Display Frames

polaroid frames

Ashley Rose tells us how to make these adorable frames for Polaroid pictures. "Sugar and Cloth" is her site and she gives us ideas for how to make these.

See the instructions.

#20 DIY Picture Frame Trio

frame trio on stands

Shaunte checks out frames at stores and then recreates them at home at a much more affordable cost. She used some basic, inexpensive candlesticks and voila! She created these adorable frames. See her instructions.

Well, I'm sure you have no decided which frames you want to turn into your next DIY project. What a nice gesture to make one of these as a wedding gift or parent gift.

No excuses not to bring something to the party for the guest of honor. Have fun!

About Russ Thompson

Hey I'm Russ and I have been a contractor for over 20 years. I know what the cost of having the right tools and materials for the job. My passion for woodworking and helping others by workshops in my wood shop. I have beginner classes all the way up expert trade classes. Check out my bio for more.

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