15 DIY Picture Frames | DIY Formula

15 DIY Picture Frames

Are you hosting a kid’s party and looking for a fun craft project? Perhaps you are looking for a family activity for a quiet night in or seeking to stretch your creative muscles as you redecorate? A DIY picture frame is a cost efficient and enjoyable way to do any of these things and add to your home decor at the same time.

1. Classic Picture Frame

With a few simple steps, you can dress up this DIY picture frame any way you like. Whether you want a subdued style or an exuberant exclamation for your photos, pick out your choice of decorative paper and have fun. Making custom frames is only as complicated as you want it to be.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes
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2. Origami Picture Frame

With a few folds here and a few folds there, you can fashion an adorable 4×6 picture frame. Since there is no glue required, this is a mess free project. So gather the kids around, pick out some paper in your favorite color, and get creating. It’s a simple DIY paper picture frame that will not take long and still look incredible by the end. Not to mention the cheap materials.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
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3. CD Picture Frame

Plenty of us still come across old CDs that are sitting around and taking up space. Now you can put them to good use with this straightforward, fast project. You can create an eye-catching frame to hang on your wall. In fact, you can make as many custom picture frames as you want. It all depends on much you needs those CDs. In this day and age, it’s likely you don’t anymore.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 40 minutes
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4. Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

Popsicle sticks and crafts go together like a horse and carriage. Follow these simple steps for a no-mess DIY wood picture frame that you and your children will love.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
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5. Wall Hanging Picture Frame

Children and teens are sure to love this easy craft project. Make this wallhanging as big or as small as you like and brighten up any space. That means you can have a DIY large picture frame to hang on your wall for your bigger photos or even posters.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
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6. Cardboard and Fabric Picture Frame

This DIY photo frame of cardboard is great if you want to put those leftover fabric scraps to good use. With a few simple steps, you can create a structure that is eye-catching and fun. In addition, you’ll put materials you want to throw out to good use.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes
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7. Newspaper Picture Frame

We all have newspapers lying around the house that we never quite get around to recycling. Put them to work with this DIY photo frame project. Create any combination of designs, from rustic to whimsical, as you craft it with affordable supplies.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 2 hours
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8. Quilled Rose Picture Frame

Although this project requires a few more materials, it is a beauty worth the extra cost. A little bit of patience will go a long way as this DIY picture frame is lovely enough to be a gift for a cherished friend or family member on any occasion.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 2 hours
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9. Cardboard Tree Picture Frame

If you have scraps of cardboard or empty boxes lying around, this might be the DIY project for you. This homemade photo tree can serve as a great centerpiece on any table. It might take a little while and take some handiness to create, but it’s worth it.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 1 hour
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10. Small Origami Picture Frame

Another take on the art of Origami frames, this small creation is sure to make a big impact. The size is perfect for your kids to hang in their lockers and would make a fantastic back to school gift. It’s a simple DIY paper picture frame you can make with very cheap materials.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 30 minutes
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11. Shoe Box Picture Frame

You can now do something better with your old shoe boxes than stacking them in the closet to collect dust. With a little persistence, this cost effective DIY picture frame will blossom into a unique and beautiful pair of picture frames.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 3 hours
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12. Paper Tube Picture Frame

With a few simple steps, you can create a custom frame that is eye-catching and fun. Create a weave effect with colored paper of your choice and place this pretty frame where everyone can see.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 1 hour
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13. Classic Wooden Picture Frame

This project requires some advanced equipment. Therefore, it’s better for those who enjoy woodworking as a hobby. It is an attractive and sturdy DIY wood picture frame that makes for a fantastic day project.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 1 day
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14. Popsicle and Quill Paper Picture Frame

This DIY picture frame project puts popsicle sticks to good use. While it is a project that will require some patience to complete, your work will yield a beautiful result.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 3 hours
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15. Paper Love Picture Frame

Whether you make this DIY picture frame for your mother or your significant other, it is sure to warm their heart. This inexpensive project will put a smile on anyone’s face and makes a wonderful gift.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 2 hours
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Conclusion

With these easy and inexpensive DIY picture frame ideas, you can make sure that what you put your photos in is as unique as the memories it holds. Whether you have decided to redecorate your home, host a group activity or to brighten up your child’s bedroom, there is a design for everyone. Remember, DIY ideas are best when shared, so let us know about your projects and tips. You can further make use of your favorite photos and decorate your home with these DIY wall art ideas. It will make your home look lovely and unique.

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