40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

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40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas: Personalized And Original Decors

Personally, I’m not a big fan of framed pictures displayed around the house. However, there are some interesting ways to make these things stand out. Some are so inspiring that they make you reconsider your home decor.

We’re talking about DIY projects that you can customize in any way you want. Take a look at these DIY picture frames and let your creativity run wild.

Awesome DIY Picture Frame Ideas To Incorporate In Your Home

1. Add Flowers To A Plain Frame

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

A plain picture frame can be dull even if the picture is captivating. To enhance the frame’s appeal, consider adding DIY flowers. One option is creating flowers using a cardboard egg carton.

Although unconventional, this project is easy and enjoyable. These flowers can be used for various purposes.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Maybe you’re not a fan of printed pictures. They don’t stand out in any way but you can change that using a simple technique. Transfer the picture onto wood. You’ll get a more rustic and interesting version of the original photo, not as crystal clear and HD but more original. The technique is simple.

Cover the photo with Mod Podge and then place it face down on a piece of wood. Let it dry overnight and then gently peel off the paper on the back.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you like abstract and artistic designs, maybe you’d like to try paint-dipped picture frames. The idea is simple: put a picture in a frame and cover it with glass. Then divide the frame in two using tape. It doesn’t have to be a perfect line. After that, paint over the frame and glass, covering up one of the sections.

Remove the tape and let the paint dry. The picture won’t be damaged, protected by the glass.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Conventional picture frames can be boring, despite the various types and styles available. For a unique twist, consider displaying your favorite photos on scrap wood frames. Simply find leftover wood pieces, cut them to the desired size, and attach photos with thumbtacks.

This unconventional framing method will add a touch of originality to your display.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Sometimes a small change can make a big difference. For example, why not try using circular frames instead of the usual rectangular ones? It’s a unique twist. Round frames may be hard to find, but you can get creative: take some mirrors, remove the glass, and turn them into picture frames. Add some belts around the edges for hanging.

It’s a simple, enjoyable, and affordable project outlined on Abeautifulmess.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Traditional picture frames often have a formal and unsuitable look for bedrooms or modern decors. To add a personal touch to your space without compromising the style, consider using a large DIY frame with chicken wire instead of cardboard. Display your pictures with wooden clothespins for a more casual and unique look.

This alternative serves as a picture display rather than a traditional frame.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you want a sleek and refined look, check out this acrylic frame on Abeautifulmess. Don’t be intimidated by its clean and stylish appearance – you can actually make it yourself. Here’s what you’ll need: a piece of acrylic larger than your desired photo, mounting hardware, screws, a drill, gold spray paint (or another color), painter’s tape, glue dots, and a picture.

8. Make a Glassy Frame.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

A similar idea is mentioned on Paulsvera: using two pieces of plexiglas to encase a picture. The frames are made from grooved pieces of wood, and an elastic band is attached around the edge of the frame to secure it. The top portion of the elastic is left slightly loose for hanging.

This technique can also be used with dried flowers or other items placed between the acrylic sheets.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you like the look of a wood frame, the rusticity, and warmth they add to decor, you might enjoy using a wood burner. Take a plain wood frame and your wood burning tool set to high. Start drawing lines and designs on it. You can create any pattern you want, even asymmetrical or non-repetitive designs.

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Be creative and have fun.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Spray paint can be used to create unique designs on picture frames. This two-tone picture frame design featured on Dreamgreendiy is a great example. To recreate this look, all you need is a frame, painter’s tape, and spray paint in two different colors. Simply divide the frame into two sections using tape and paint each section a different color.

You can use accent colors from the room or introduce new colors to the decor.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Another idea from Craftylittlegnome suggests an interesting way to achieve a cracked wood look. The tutorial provides easy steps to follow. Start by applying stain to a wooden frame to create the crack color. Once dry, apply white school glue and let it start to dry. Then, add a coat of paint on top of the glue.

As the paint dries, it will crack, resulting in a vintage-rustic appearance.

12. Painted Frame with a Modern and Chic Style

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Stripes are chic and easy to work with, so we included a striped picture frame design on this list. We chose the design featured on Dreamgreendiy, which incorporates a black and white combination with pastel accents. You can customize the colors to suit your preferences. Besides acrylic paint, you’ll need a foam paintbrush, thin painter’s tape, and scissors for this project.

Find all the details in the full tutorial.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Paint-dipped frames are trendy and easy to customize. This frame from Brooklynberrydesigns is glamorous and beautiful. If you don’t like ornate frames or gold paint, choose a different style for your project.

14. Build a Multi-Photo Gallery

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you’re up for a challenge, the project featured on Build-basic might be for you. Keep in mind that it’s more complex than what we covered so far. You’d have to build the frame yourself from scratch and for that, you’ll need wood boards, molding, nails, wood glue, wood filler, and possibly also wood stain or paint.

The design includes four picture frames attached to a large board but you can customize yours however you want.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

I appreciate the playful pattern on this picture frame and its vibrant colors that complement the style well. To recreate a similar look, you’ll need a plain wood frame, acrylic craft paint in different colors, and a sharpie. Start by painting the frame white, then use a pencil and ruler to draw a chevron pattern.

Color some of the triangles and finally trace the pattern with a sharpie. You can find detailed instructions in 365designs.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Check out these picture frames decorated with colored pencils. The pencils are part of the design. To achieve this look, divide a box of colored pencils into groups and cut them.

Use long ones for the top and bottom of the frame, and short ones for the sides. Alternate the colors for a random combination. Attach them to the frame with glue.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

For large pictures or oversized photos, forget about standard picture frames and try something else. Attach thin pieces of wood to the top and bottom of the picture to hang it straight. Cut, sand, and stain the wood, then secure it to the top and bottom, sandwiching the picture with nails.

This technique is commonly used for hanging maps or posters.

18. Clip Photos To Scrap Wood

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

We found a clever idea on Jugglingactmama. Attach pictures to wooden blocks with clips. Find scrap wood, cut to fit the pictures, and paint or cover them with scrapbook paper/fabric.

Attach a clip to each block. Use a dowel to create a stand for displaying on a shelf or table.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you have fabric scraps, try this ombre picture frame design from Mimimommyandme. It’s a simple project. All you need is a frame, fabric pieces, and glue.

Arrange the fabric in a gradient or mix and match colors.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Some projects are so easy that even kids could try them. There’s one project on Ponkstripesocks that’s particularly suitable for kids. It’s a mosaic picture frame design that requires cardboard, glue, tape, acrylic craft paint in various colors, and paint brushes. First, cut a piece of cardboard slightly larger than the picture.

Paint the frame and add a coat of mod podge for a shiny finish. Then, cut and paint the mosaic tiles. Finally, glue the tiles to the frame around the photo.

21. Striped Tape Frame

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

These striped tape DIY photo frames by Bombshell Bling are easy to create and can be customized for any room. All you need is a plain photo frame and washi tape in your desired colors and designs. Optionally, you can spray paint the frame white to make the tape stand out.

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Or, you can leave the frame in its original color to suit your preferences. These frames are simple and quick to make, and even the kids can help!

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Making this unique photo luminary may seem difficult, but if you have a printer at home, this project won’t take more than a few minutes. The directions are outlined on That’s What Che Said, and this project only requires a few supplies you may already have at home. Do note, however, that if you choose vellum paper with a design, the design will show through your photo, so choose wisely.

You can also add other cut out designs on top of your photos, such as a heart or snowflake, for a cool illuminated look.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Do you take pictures while traveling? Check out these map DIY photo frames by Alyssa B. Young. To create them, you’ll need maps, a photo frame, and mod podge.

This project won’t take long, so make extra frames as gifts.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

This DIY photo frame is ideal for those with extra mason jars. In addition to holding pictures, you can also use the jars for flowers, candy, or bath salts. The project, found on Home Stories A to Z, is affordable and easy to complete.

Simply follow the instructions and seal the jar with clear spray paint to prevent chipping.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you have a tight budget, this DIY photo frame is perfect for you. All you need is cardboard, old newspapers, and glue. Follow the instructions on Saved By Love Creations to create the newspaper ‘reeds’ and start designing your photo frame.

You can create any design you like, from straight to swirl – the possibilities are endless!

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Maybe you have a photo and you’d like to label it uniquely. Follow the instructions for a scrabble photo frame by Rose Clearfield. Use scrabble pieces to personalize your frame by adding the person’s name or the event’s details, such as ‘first day of school’ or ‘graduation’.

You can even create a mini crossword with everyone’s names for a group photo. 27. Patriotic Yarn Frame.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

This DIY photo frame by She Calls Me Mama Leisha requires no sewing and looks fantastic. All you need to do is purchase yarn in the colors of the flag and wrap it around a plain frame in the flag design. Add star decals to the blue section for an American flag.

This idea can be adapted to any flag or school colors, making it a perfect gift for a college or high school graduate.

Collect letters with your photo frames.

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40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Honestly, this project requires some help and knowledge of installing brackets. However, it’s a great way to collect letters at weddings, baptisms, or charity events. Plus, you can reuse the box by changing the photos later. Just follow the instructions on Instructables.

Even if you don’t have an upcoming event, you can use this project as a box to store items in your office or child’s room.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

For those who don’t mind altering old books, this project offers a creative way to repurpose books. These photo frames can stand on their own, adding a nice touch to your side table or library corner. Follow the instructions in Well Rounded to make your own concrete frames.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

This DIY picture frame idea is not recommended for those who prefer simpler projects, but it can be an interesting way to display nontraditional items like plants. To create this frame, you’ll need to construct a cardboard mold in your desired shape, pour in cement, let it dry, and remove the mold. Instructions for adding a wall hook can be found at A Piece of Rainbow.

One great aspect of this project is the freedom to customize the frame shape by creating a mold in the desired shape.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

If you weren’t comfortable with the previous idea of defacing a book, you can make a newspaper lined photo frame instead. All you need is a plain frame, old newspapers, and modge podge. You can also make the pages look older by using coffee and a flame, like Alyssa B Young did.

And if you don’t want to use newspaper, you can use pages from a damaged book to create the same effect.

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40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

When selecting pictures for frames, narrowing it down can be difficult. However, when creating a photo frame wreath, you won’t have to choose because it will feature all your best photos. This project was featured in Infarrantly Creative.

If you don’t have many small metal frames at home, this DIY project can become expensive quickly.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

This DIY photo frame project is ideal for those who want a non-traditional option. It’s similar to putting photos on wood, as mentioned before, but instead, you’ll need tiles. The great thing about this project, originally featured on Crunchy Betty, is that you can select tiles according to your photo sizes.

Mix and match sizes to create a unique collage on your wall. Wondering how to hang these tiles? You can choose to hang them like decorative plates or use double-sided sticky tape.

The choice is yours.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Looking to repurpose your old computer keyboard? Consider transforming it into a unique picture frame. This project by Hannah Hack Royd is surprisingly easy, although it does require the ability to dismantle a computer keyboard.

Once you’ve done that, it’s simply a matter of gluing the keyboard keys onto a plain photo frame.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Gluing popsicle sticks to create a photo frame is a classic craft project. To make your creations more sophisticated, take inspiration from Eighteen 25 and use washi tape to cover some of the sticks with patterns. Arrange the sticks in a square or parallel formation, using a pushpin to secure the picture, and create a distinctive frame.

You can also enhance the frame by adding small decals on the side next to the photo.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Repurposing window frames into photo frames is a stress-free way to recycle. This project, outlined on Keeps On Ringing, only requires old windows, clear magnets, and glue. Affix the clear magnets to the glass, place your picture down, and attach the other sides of the photo on the opposite side of the magnets.

This DIY photo frame is perfect for larger photos, and you can easily swap them out.

37. Nature Ladder Photo Holder

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

This nature ladder photo frame from Creative Ambitions is ideal for displaying three or more photos from the same event. It’s especially great if you have a tree in your backyard. Finding the right wall to lean it on is the only challenge, aside from keeping the kids from climbing on it!

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

Transform old liquor and wine bottles into unique photo frames with these Craftiments instructions. Use twine for a beachy vibe, or add sand and small shells for added appeal. This DIY photo project can also be customized to look steampunk or vintage to match your preferred decor.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

This DIY photo frame can be made using items found in your backyard. Gather acorns, twigs, or stones while out for a walk, then glue them onto a painted frame. Get inspired by the example from 320 Sycamore Blog.

40 DIY Picture Frame Ideas For Personalized And Original Decors

The last frame on our list is cute and made entirely of cardboard! To make this adorable frame, you just need cardboard, glue, and items to decorate it. Follow the tutorial on Instructables for a new frame in no time!

We like this project because it’s quick, easy, and cute. Now that you’ve seen these DIY photo frame ideas, you may feel inspired to create numerous frames for your home. You might even make too many, but don’t worry, photo frames make great gifts. Don’t be afraid to make extras and give them to friends and family for holidays.

After all, who doesn’t love a personalized photo frame?

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