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Frame Crafts

Updated on October 6, 2014

Crafts Using Picture Frames

Picture frame crafts are versatile and great for all ages.

Young children can decorate a simple wooden frame with paint, stencils, or mosaic items like bottle caps and crayons.

Teens can made gifts using photos and frames they decorate to give to family and friends. They can personalize each frame in so many ways.

Frame crafts for adults are fun ways to add a personalized touch to home decor. An inexpensive frame can be painted and embellished for an expensive look.

My grandson made this darling craft stick frame for me. I love it!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Use Saucers as Frames

Use a saucer from a cup and

saucer set as a picture frame.

Carefully cut out a photo or other image

and glue it in the center where the cup sits.

Hang on the wall with a plate hanger.

Melissa and Doug DIY Picture Frames - Picture frame kits for children make great gifts

Melissa & Doug Wooden Picture Frame - DYO
Melissa & Doug Wooden Picture Frame - DYO

A slightly more advanced craft is this wooden picture frame to decorate as your child wishes.

 

Vintage Book Cover Frame

A vintage book cover makes

a great picture frame.

Glue a photo or other image to the cover

and use scrapbook paper to mat the photo.

Embellish with vintage buttons

and other trinkets.

American Girl Picture Frame Crafts - Fun frame crafts for girls

Paint decorative wood plaques

to match your home decor.

Decoupage color-copied photos

or images in the center.

Picture frame ornaments courtesy of Martha Stewart.
Picture frame ornaments courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Picture Frame Ornaments

from Martha Stewart

Check out Martha Stewart's Christmas ornament project. Use her templates (there are five to choose from) and make framed Christmas ornaments like those shown here.

Start early and make these as gifts to send to family and friends in with Christmas cards!

Also check out Martha's pinecone picture frame projects.

Hang Empty Picture Frames

Need to cover a wall?

Add weathered or other types of distressed

and textured effects to all

shapes and sizes of empty picture frames.

The frames can be small or large, ornate or plain.

Hang them as a grouping for a

striking statement on an empty wall.

Who knew pistachio shells could be so beautiful!
Who knew pistachio shells could be so beautiful!

Frame a Faux Succulent Garden

Find out how

Make a faux succulent garden with this easy tutorial from Addicted2Decorating.

Kristi explains how she made this lovely faux succulent garden. It looks tedious but isn't it beautiful?

So, grab a frame and a bag of pistachio nuts and get crafting!

Photo Credit: Addicted2Decorating

Plain Wooden Picture Frames - Perfect for frame crafts

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Will you try some of these frame crafts? - Have you made crafts using picture frames?

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      6 years ago

      My girls keep making these, you have some ideas I am sure they will like.

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