Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Making a Recycled Book Picture Frame

Category Framing
An old or outdated hardcover book can be recycled to make a unique picture frame. This is a guide about making a recycled book picture frame.


Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

By 4 found this helpful
September 13, 2015

Using an old book, I created a cute picture frame! It makes a unique display for my kids' photos and a nice way to display family photos instead of just leaving them in a box or in your computer. Check it out!

Total Time: 1 hour


  • an old book with a pretty cover or appropriate title that might describe the photos
  • glue or hot wax
  • tape
  • X-acto knife and scissors
  • cardboard or stiff colored paper
  • 1 plastic sheet protector (optional)


  1. Cut the pages out of an old book that has a pretty cover with an X-acto knife.
  2. Cut squares out of the book cover in a pleasing layout for your particular photo with your X-acto knife. Use a ruler if you need to cut in steps to get through the entire cover. Be patient and careful working with the knife. Make sure the opening is a little smaller than your photos so they don't fall right through the hole.
  3. Ad

  4. I slipped my photos into a plastic sheet protector just to protect the photo and make it look like it was under glass, but you don't have to. Then I taped the photos from the back behind the cut out blocks. You may add some cardboard behind the entire back of the project (with a center score down in the middle) if you want it to look more finished, but I didn't so that I can change the photos regularly. Enjoy your family photos!
  5. Ad

Comment Was this helpful? 4


September 20, 20150 found this helpful

Very cool. I like to take them and fold back the pages in half for a way to keep receipts, bills, photos or recipes.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
In These Guides
Homemade Picture Frames
Homemade Picture Frames
Book Lamp
Crafts Using Books
Crafts FramingSeptember 18, 2015
Picture Frame Jewelry Holder
Making a Picture Frame Jewelry Holder
A picture frame made from newspaper.
Recycled Picture Frame
Picture Frames
Saving Money on Picture Frames
Recycled Jewelry Display
Recycled Picture Frame Jewelry Display
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/13 03:14:45 in 752 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!