14 Ways to Repurpose Picture Frames {diy}


Wondering how to make stuff with things that can be repurposed like old frames?  You’ll be blown away with these 14 ways to repurpose old frames that include chore charts, empty frames, chalkboard, jewelry holder, ceiling medallion, tray and drying rack.  {squeal}

Ways to Repurpose Picture Frames {diy}

Repurpose Picture Frames

Menu Board from Repurposed Frame

1.  Menu Board from Repurposed Frame ~ Turn a boring old frame and cabinet door into a snazzy menu board complete with a pocket to tuck recipes or lists in.  All you need is a fresh coat of paint, some distressing and some hinges.  Check out the pictured instructions.

Fancy Frame Fridge Magnets {Tutorial}

2.  Fancy Frame Fridge Magnets {Tutorial} ~ So a person’s initial reaction when they hear their gift is a fridge magnet might be a little ho-hum.  But when they see this fabulous gift, they’ll be singing a whole different tune.  Painting a thrift store frame keeps it inexpensive, and you can find industrial strength magnets at your local hardware store.

Framed Chore Charts DIY {Chore Chart}

3.  Framed Chore Charts DIY {Chore Chart} ~ Getting kids to do chores is often a chore for you as well! This chore chart might just make the process a little more streamlined! Plus with it’s great design, it’ll look great on the wall as well as make your family organized!

 Empty Frames

4.  Empty Frames ~ I adore the book page butterflies accented inside the emtpy frames.  Just gorgeous!  She painted all of the garage sale pictures accumulated over the years and then collaged them on the walls. The paper butterfly’s are just cutouts from book pages stuck on with a bit of foam tacky tape.

How to Make a Magnetic Chalkboard {step by step}

5.  How to Make a Magnetic Chalkboard {step by step} ~ Learn how to create your own magnetic chalkboard using an old frame and spray paint!

How to Create a Magnetic Makeup Organizer {organize}

6.  How to Create a Magnetic Makeup Organizer {organize} ~ Here is a fantastic tutorial on an ingenious way to organize your makeup! Learn how to create a magnetic makeup organizer board.

 Frame Jewelry Holder {DIY}

7.  Frame Jewelry Holder {DIY} ~ Use a little spray paint and chicken wire to turn old frames into a beautiful way to organize and display jewelry.  It can also double as a message board or a way to display your childrens art. 

Things To Make With Old Frames

Ceiling Medallion

8.  Ceiling Medallion ~ Here is a great tip on creating a ceiling medallion! Hang an old frame and fill it in with vintage paper.

DIY Tiered Herb Drying Rack

9.  DIY Tiered Herb Drying Rack ~ How clever is this tiered drying rack?!  Spray paint, window screening and a few other supplies will make this handy herb drying rack.  You could even dry your summer fruits and vegetables.  {{wink}}

Chalkboard Pedestal Frames {tutorial}

10.  Chalkboard Pedestal Frames {tutorial} ~ Wouldn’t these chalkboard pedestal frames be fabulous food tags for a dessert bar?!  The frames and pedestals can be purchased at your local craft store.  A wonderful thing about these is that you can reuse them over and over.

Hanging Frames Backdrop {Party Decor}

11.  Hanging Frames Backdrop {Party Decor} ~ These hanging frames would make a beautiful and unique backdrop or walkway for any photograph.   You can collect old frames from yard sales, and hang them with ribbon or twine from trees, tent frames, or a diy pole system.  They would make a perfect addition to a family reunion, engagement party, birthday, or outdoor wedding.

Repurposed Picture Frame Tray

12.  Repurposed Picture Frame Tray ~ I simply love this repurposed vintage frame!  Fabric was added to the back of the frame for an instant tray that’s perfect for displaying on your dresser or even on your coffee table.

How to Decorate a Picture Frame

Instagram Photo Frame {Frames}

13.  Instagram Photo Frame {Frames} ~ Check out this fabulous photo frame that can display your most current instagram photos! This modern display is both clever and stylish! Great because pictures can easily be switched out!

Birthday Countdown Frame {Birthday Countdown}

14.  Birthday Countdown Frame {Birthday Countdown} ~ Countdown the days until your child’s birthday with this bright and fun countdown frame.  Everyday your child will be able to change the number in the countdown until the day arrives.  It will add so much excitement to their special day.   You can make your own countdown with an ordinary picture frame and a few other supplies.


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