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15 Old Picture Frame Crafts

These crafty picture frame ideas are amazingly innovative!

Updated February 10, 2021
Old Picture Frame Crafts

Discover some of our favorite old picture frame crafts, including ideas for old picture frames without glass and how to paint them. You can make a variety of lovely decorative and functional projects using picture frames! Whether you want to make a serving tray for party platters or a new DIY organizer for various odds and ends, picture frames allow so many crafty possibilities!

You'll also find standard decorative options below that are perfect for filling that empty space on your wall. Next time you're at a yard sale or going through your attic and you stumble across an old frame, turn it into something beautiful like one of the projects listed below.

Old Picture Frame Crafts

Picture Frame Pin Cushion

This stunning project is also incredibly functional! Easily access pins as you're sewing when you put together this creative yet simple project.

Picture Frame Pin Cushion

Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray

Add handles to an old frame to turn it into an easy serving tray! This would be a fantastic thrift store project and such a sweet, vintage way to serve snacks at an upcoming gathering.

Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray

DIY Picture Frame Guest Towel Tray

Speaking of trays, you can take a narrow picture frame and turn it into a guest towel tray for your bathroom! By adhering little wood feet to the tray and attaching classy handles, you'll have a stylish new piece to put in your bathroom.

DIY Picture Frame Guest Towel Tray

Yard Sale Frame to Fun Home Decor

Do you have a frame lying around that's missing the glass? Make your own faux mounted animal head! Use scrapbook paper for the background and embellish with flowers and more. This sweet project would look lovely in a craft studio!

Yard Sale Frame to Fun Home Decor

Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame

If rustic chic is your aesthetic, use chicken wire to make a sweet new photo display! Grab burlap ribbon to complete the look. This is a lovely way to commemorate a special occasion for that country cottage.

Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame

Wine Cork Notice Board

Missing the glass from an old frame? No problem! Turn a frame into a super cute bulletin board when you fill the inside with wine corks. Hang this in your kitchen or your office!

Wine Cork Notice Board

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer

You can make classy wall art for your home that's also functional with this old frame project! A variety of elements make this an eclectic yet classy wall organizer to make.

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer

Junk Mail DIY Wall Art

No glass? No problem! Make 3D wall art in your old frame with this beautiful tutorial. Not only are you repurposing a picture frame you don't use anymore, but you're using junk mail from the recycling bin and leaves from the backyard to complete this project. Awesome!

Junk Mail DIY Wall Art

Framed Earring Organizer

With the help of some wire mesh and metallic spray paint, you can make the loveliest earring organizer. The two tone look here is so classy, and it's hard to tell even that this project uses wire mesh!

Framed Earring Organizer

Cottage Slat Picture Frame

Cover a small old picture frame with, believe it or not, popsicle sticks to get this amazing effect! This project works best with a frame that's wide and flat.

Cottage Slat Picture Frame

DIY Upcycle Old Photo Frames to Cute Lantern

Add candles and lanterns and flowers to your outside decor with this adorable craft! It's amazing that you can create something like a lantern from old frames.

DIY Upcycle Old Photo Frames to Cute Lantern

Retro Framed Clock

Frames don't need to just be for pictures. Instead, make this retro clock! It's a lovely piece of tabletop decor or wall art.

Retro Framed Clock

Scrap Happy DIY Picture Frame

This is a fantastic project to use up old stuff! Not only will you find a new use for an old frame, but you'll repurpose old T-shirts to create the frilly floral border!

Scrap Happy DIY Picture Frame

Vintage Chalkboard Frame DIY Home Decor

Paint an old ornate frame with a bright color and add 3D elements to make this beautiful tabletop decoration! This is a great way to really make that old frame POP!

Vintage Chalkboard Frame DIY Home Decor

Key Hanger for Wall

Frames don't need to just hold pictures! Use them instead for practical things like always having your keys in the same spot!

Key Hanger for Wall

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