I’ve collected over 30 creative DIY photo frames that fit the home décor trends of today. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone if you steal the ideas for your own home!
Photos are a great way to personalize your home décor. Although there are numerous picture frames in stores, it can be hard to find frames that are perfect for displaying your favorite photos and look good with your other design accessories. This is when DIY photo frames become the way to go.
Making your own picture frame
Before you check out the DIY ideas below, it would be good to consider the following:
- What photos do you want to display?
Consider the theme of the photos and even the colors. Do you want a more antique sepia photo or a bright family or travel photo?
- Do you want to display one photo, or a collection of more?
The more photos you want to display, the more simplistic your frames should be so they don’t distract from the photos.
- Where are you putting the photo(s)?
Will they go on your desk at work or will they hang in your living room? You’ll want to consider the existing design in your setting and what would be appropriate.
Keep your answers to these questions in mind when you look through this list of over 30 DIY picture frames I’ve collected for you. Your answers will help you narrow down the ideas and may even give you inspiration for your own idea! Go ahead, scroll down and check out these trendy picture frame ideas.
DIY Photo Frames
I've collected over 30 creative DIY picture frames that fit the home décor trends of today. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone if you steal the ideas for your own home!
These wood squares were created to be alone as wall decor, but they also make amazing frames. Just attach a photo to the wall in the middle of the square—easy to swap out as you like!
Mod Podge Picture Frame
Learn how to make a picture frame using either fabric or paper and Mod Podge! This is a simple home decor project for beginners.
Rustic Wire Photo Hanging
Use Mod Podge to put your photo on a piece of canvas fabric and then hang it between pieces of scrap wood. This one has a rustic flair, but you could also make it look more modern if you like.
Wood Burned Frame
Use a wood burning tool on a plain wood frame. The design possibilities are endless!
Boho Macramé Frames
No need to know how to create macramé for this project! This is a simple DIY using macramé trim and tassels from the fabric store.
Colorful Geometric Frame
This tissue paper frame is perfect for whipping up quickly and adding color to your home. So easy, beginning crafters will enjoy this project.
Wooden Circle Photo Frame
Paint wooden discs and hot glue them to a plain frame. I love the simplicity of this frame and how it pops on a painted wall.
Origami Photo Frame
Display some square photos in these origami frames. A bit of folding, and you have yourself a frame!
Comic Book Frame
Do you know a superhero? Make him this cool comic book frame as a gift! It’s a fun, budget friendly project that anyone will love.
Amber says this is like an Adirondack chair for your photos, and I totally agree. It is so cute and allows you to easily swap out photos when you like!
Upcycled Picture Frame
You are not going to believe what is used to make this beautiful frame... a shoe box lid and a wallpaper sample. You have to check out how easy this is to make.
Drill holes in a plain wood frame and then cross stitch a design in your favorite colors. Stain the wood to make it rustic. If you already own a drill, this project is only $1!
Rustic home décor makes any space cozier! This easy, inexpensive twig frame uses simple, affordable and easy to find supplies like twigs and twine. Get more twig crafts here.
Resin LEGO Frame
Learn how to make a resin frame using epoxy and Legos! This is such an easy DIY.
Pom Pom Picture Frame
Hot glue small pom pom trim to plain IKEA frames. These turned out adorable!
Faux Leather Frame
Learn how to make a paper bag leather frame using Mod Podge and other basic materials. You can use this treatment on walls and even floors!
Using a mermaid scale stencil makes this an easy painting project! Perfect for a girl's room or displaying beach photos.
I love the simplicity of these frames. You could stain or paint them, but Amy chose to leave them bare. You can easily swap out photos since they are held in place with magnets.
Duck Tape Frame
Feel like you aren’t creative? I disagree – ANYONE can make this Duck Tape frame. Perfect for a gift idea or for unique home decor!
Antique Glass Photo Frame
Find out how to make a new frame look antique! Printing a photo in sepia would look great in this frame, don't you think?
Here is another upcycle idea—use a book to create a picture frame! Why not give an old book a new life?
Instagram (Or Square) Picture Frame
This is such a smart idea. This frame holds a bunch of photos and you can rearrange them to display the two you like. I would probably put them on a desk and change them each day!
Yarn Wrapped Frame
You won't believe how easy this frame project is - I mean, all you're doing is wrapping! You can do this with any type or size of frame.
Marbled Picture Frames
Use up some old nail polish to get this fun marbled look on a plain frame. This is so easy to do!
Find out how to turn foam core boards into awesome lightweight frames! These would be great for a dorm room since they are light enough to hang without normal picture hangers.
Hanging Flower Photo Frame
Learn how to decorate a metal hanging photo frame with faux flowers! Easy to make in any colors you like and display on the wall.
Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame
Learn how to make an ice cream stick photo frame the easy way! This washi tape frame is so simple even a kid could do it.
Wood Trim Frame
Add half circle trim pieces to a plain frame and then paint it. It adds a bit of whimsy to the frame!
Shibori fabric and textiles are popular. Recreate this beautiful blue look on a frame using only paint!
Valentine's Day Frame
Do you love duck tape crafts? Create a simple Valentine’s Day frame using patterned tape and Scrabble letters. Makes such a sweet gift! Get more Valentine's Day décor ideas here.
Learn how to make a gold frame that sparkles! You just need a few simple supplies.
Take a dollar store frame and make it perfect for fall with real acorns. Add a favorite fall photo! This is one of the easiest acorn crafts you’ll ever do.
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