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Making Decorative Picture Frames

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Making Decorative Photo Frames
You can hand make unique photo frames or turn plain or old frames in beautiful new seasonal or decorative frames. This is a guide about making decorative photo frames.
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Decorative Picture Frame Crafts

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July 20, 20162 found this helpful

This is a guide about make drawer handles into mini frames. Photo frames can be made from a wide variety of repurposed items.

Make Drawer Handles into Mini Frames

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July 20, 20171 found this helpful

A wooden drapery ring, some lace, and other embellishments come together to create this pretty mini frame. This is a guide about lacy wrapped mini frame.

Photo frame with lace edging.

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July 21, 20170 found this helpful

Decorate a purchased frame or rejuvenate an old one with paint and miscellaneous items from your junk drawer. This is a guide about junk drawer picture frames.

A frame with decorations from a junk drawer, such as a key.

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

A heart shaped chocolates box can be made into a perfect picture frame for loved one. This is a guide about recycled candy box picture frame.

A picture frame made from a heart shaped candy box.

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

Rejuvenate an old picture frame by wrapping it in paper. This is a guide about handmade paper frame.

Handmade Paper Frame

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July 6, 20170 found this helpful

You can make this cute frame using colorful drinking straws and cardboard. This is a guide about drinking straw frame.

colorful straw frame

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July 5, 20170 found this helpful

Make your own picture frame from recycled items for a fun customizable craft project. This is a guide about recycled picture frame.

A picture frame made from newspaper.

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May 24, 20170 found this helpful

Log slices can be used in many craft projects. Making them into picture frames is another excellent use for them. This is a guide about making picture frames from log slices.

Stacked Log Slices

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January 4, 20170 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a film reel frame. If you are lucky enough to have or find and old 16mm film reels, you can try your hand at making this clever photo frame.

Reel with four photos.

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December 22, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a vintage frame. Lace, ribbons, buttons, and other embellishments can be used to decorate a plain photo frame giving it a vintage look.

A lace covered vintage frame.

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December 21, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making a bark covered picture frame. For a rustic look, cover a purchased photo frame with pieces of bark.

Bark covered picture frame with additional twigs added for interest.

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November 17, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about decorating a wooden picture frame. Plain wood picture frames can be decorated in many ways to fit into your home decor or to be given as gifts.

A wooden frame with red glitter hearts.

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Decorative Picture Frame Crafts

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May 14, 2008

Updated: This idea came to me when I was reading about laminated wood products. I decided to try it out using cardboard and craft glue and came up with a very strong but very light wood substitute. All you do is cut cardboard boxes (cereal, cookies, crackers, etc.) into strips and glue the strips together one on top the other.

Recycled Frames And Shadowboxes From Cardboard

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July 19, 20060 found this helpful

Even if you don't have a frame, you can make your pictures look decorative with colored duct tape! Add a magnet to the back and you can display it on your refrigerator with pride.

Blue tape covered frame.

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Decorative Picture Frame Crafts

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December 6, 2011

I bought a nice wooden frame with a colander of apples in it for .50 a couple of years back. Today I finally had the time to fix it up properly by adding ribbon, buttons, fabric scraps, and an old glove. It turned out really nice.

Finished framed print with embellishments, such a a glove, ribbons, buttons, and tiny trowel, etc.

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November 15, 2010

When making a pet photo frame, instead of using "real" dog or cat treats, try making them out of polymer clay. Pets then will not attempt to eat the frames

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December 19, 2005

Just cut a hole out of the middle with an exacto knife and paint the lid green. I hot glued on some red sequins for the holly berries and used fabric paint for the 2005. I made the bow out of red velvet. I used a twistie tie for the hanger on the back.

Wreath photo frame.

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July 24, 20050 found this helpful

Revamp old photo frames for new uses. Even baby shower gifts! I revamped a garage sale find. I used what was suppose to be an old wedding bells procelain picture frame into a baby shower frame.

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February 17, 20050 found this helpful

To add pizzazz to your pictures, add something extra to them as I have done with this one. I picked this cute dog frame up on clearance for $1.00. Then, I took a piece of brown textured scrapbook paper placed it behind a slightly turned picture of my dog, Gabe. Then I printed out this quote by M. Siegal, "Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative." It took less than 5 minutes and didn't require fancy equipment or skills: just a printer and Microsoft Word. I've done this to other pictures now and have received several compliments from visiting friends and family. So simple anyone can do it. By Jona Kessans

Pictures with Pizzazz!

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Decorative Picture Frame Crafts

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July 6, 2005

I am looking for decorations (skis, spurs, barb wire...etc ) for some old barn wood photo frames I bought. Does anyone know where I could purchase decorations for photo frames?

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July 6, 20100 found this helpful

I was sorting my stuff in the garage and found this old picture frame. It was covered with paint stains around the wooden frame and looked so dirty.

Frame from Recycled Goods

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