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A picture frame made from seashells.

Making a Seashell Picture FrameThis is a page about making a seashell picture frame. Use your seashell collection to create a beautiful picture frame.


Framing Puzzles

Framing Completed PuzzlesThis page is about framing completed puzzles. Once you have finished that beautiful puzzle, it can make a attractive decoration.


A silver frame with a decorative pin.

Display Jewelry Pins in FramesRather than allowing your pins to languish in your jewelry box, consider displaying them in small attractive frames. This is a page about displaying jewelry pins in frames.


Logo for a ThriftyFun Guide

Double Glass Framed PictureSomehow I had collected several pieces of glass from picture frames over the past few years and came up with this idea how to make an all-glass picture frame.


A finished foto frame.

Foam 'Foto' FrameThis is a fun, easy project for any family member. A great project for kids that allows them to express themselves and customize their favorite photos!


Standing CD Picture Frame - frame with blue paper heart in photo space

Making a Standing CD Picture FrameCreate a unique picture frame from an old advertising or damaged CD. You will want to choose a piece of decorative paper or kraft paper to cover it and then get down to adding the embellishments. Binder clips allow it to stand. The project included on this page can help get you started.


Hanging School Bus Picture Frame - finished bus photo frame

Making a Hanging School Bus Picture FrameWhat better way to display your child's school photos than with this craft stick school bus picture frame. Hang it on the fridge and gift one to the grandparents.


Crayon Frame - stick the photo on from the back

How to Make a Melted Crayon FrameBits of broken crayons are melted and poured onto a piece of waxed paper that has the basic frame design drawn on it. Add additional elements using different colored crayons. Learn how to create your own by following the project steps below.


painted puzzle piece photo frame with a young boy's photo inside

Making a Jigsaw Puzzle Piece FrameA common recycled craft for children and adults alike is making photo frames decorated with puzzle pieces. This is an excellent use for puzzles missing some of their pieces. Learn how to get started here.



A finished magnetic picture frame.

Making a Magnetic Picture FrameStart with a decorative magnetic memo board and transform it into a picture frame for the fridge or a steel door.


Decorated Heart Box Crafts - button heart box hanging on the wall

Decorated Heart Box CraftsA heart shaped box with a cut out in the lid is perfect for making this thoughtful craft. Add the photo of someone special and decorate the inside bottom with various red and pink buttons.


Sink Mat to Photo Frame - add photo

How to Make a Photo Frame from a Sink MatAn inexpensive mat can be fashioned into a decorative photo frame. This is a page about how to make a photo frame from a sink mat.


Finished frame with photos in pockets.

Making an "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" Photo FrameBased on the old nursery rhyme, this fun to make felt photo frame will truly accommodate all those children. This is a page about making an "Old woman who lived in a shoe" photo frame.


Personalized Frames

How to Make Personalized FramesIt's easy to create a custom frame for photos or artwork. This is a page about how to make personalized frames.


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

Junk Drawer Picture FramesDecorate a purchased frame or rejuvenate an old one with paint and miscellaneous items from your junk drawer. This is a page about junk drawer picture frames.


A wooden frame with a heart shaped opening, decorated with two state outlines and a quote.

Wooden "Long Distance Friend" FrameThis is a page about making a wooden 'long distance friend' frame. Decorate a simple wooden frame to display your love cross-country.


Bark covered picture frame with additional twigs added for interest.

Making a Bark Covered Picture FrameThis is a page about making a bark covered picture frame. For a rustic look, cover a purchased photo frame with pieces of bark.


A wooden frame with red glitter hearts.

Decorating a Wooden Picture FrameThis is a page 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.


Family Photos

Displaying Family PhotosThis page is about displaying family photos. When decorating with family pictures, the method of display can be a typical frame or something more creative.


Frame with two postcards.

Post Card FramingEver feel like the tourist who has everything? Do you own more coffee mugs than a coffee shop? Have enough t-shirts to clothe an army? Here's a very classy way to display the most inexpensive of all vacation trinkets - the postcard.


Crayon Frame - crayon frame decorated with flowers and a butterfly design

Melted Crayon FrameFrames can be made from anything. Resourcefulness and creativity is the key. This time I'm going to make one from melted crayons. If you wish to try this just be careful with the flames.


The frame with a boating picture inside.

Double Glass Framed PictureSomehow I had collected several pieces of glass from picture frames over the past few years and came up with this idea how to make an all-glass picture frame.


finished frame made from multicolor sticks

Popsicle Stick Picture FrameThis little frame is amazingly easy and quick to assemble. You can tie ribbon to it to hang on a wall, or you can make the optional stand to display it on a shelf.


Make Drawer Handles into Mini Frames

Make Drawer Handles into Mini FramesGluing together the back sides of each drawer pull, you get a mini rounded/rectangular frame shape. This is what you can make out of them. I got the wrong size and simply made something else with them.


Ruler Picture Frame - finished frame ready to hang

Ruler Picture FrameThis picture frame was made with virtually no cost using supplies I had on hand!


Hanging School Bus Picture Frame - finished bus photo frame

Hanging School Bus Picture FrameBack to school season is coming up! This is a cute craft you can make to decorate your fridge and fill up with your child's pictures throughout the year.


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