Have a few old frames laying around? You can easily upcycle all of your old or unused picture frames in so many ways to create gorgeous and unique pieces of home décor. Other than just displaying pictures inside, frames can also be repurposed into key holders, cake stands, storage, signs, and other useful items for any area of your home. There’s something so fascinating about finding ways to bring new life into old things and picture frames are one of the easiest items to use to recreate beautiful décor in all shapes and sizes.
Upcycling not only minimizes the amount of discarded materials, but it also reduces the need to produce new or raw materials which ultimately helps our environment. Since many people just throw away their old picture frames, repurposing them into something new is a great way to not only create fun and unique decor pieces but also is a great way to recycle. We also often get a sense of accomplishment when we create something handmade for our home, especially when it’s a low-cost or even free project.
1. Bulletin Board Organizational Project Using a Frame
Bulletin boards can be pretty plain and boring, but they don’t have to be. With a touch of paint added to an old frame and a few other materials, you can create a beautiful bulletin board for your home office or organizational wall. Hang up photos, reminder notes or even vintage postcards for a super cute and useful piece of décor.
2. Old Wooden Picture Frame Beach Décor
Whether you have a beach house, a beach-themed room in your home or simply just love the serenity beach décor brings, this easy project is definitely for you. I love that you can add any item to this old wooden frame to put your own personality into your creation. The starfish, string and seaside blue frame really pull the whole look together with very little effort.
3. Upcycled Chalkboard Frame with Motivational Quote
Who doesn’t love a super cute chalkboard sign just waiting to be personalized and drawn on? Chalkboards are huge right now in the home décor arena, so this upcycled frame is perfect for this trendy project. Use your new chalkboard frame to write down your favorite quotes, activities or events for the week or even use it as a fun menu for dinner planning.
4. Old Picture Frame with Vinyl Decal
If you’re looking for a quick and easy wall art project, look no further. This old frame was painted black and features a vinyl decal sticker on the front of the glass frame. The chandelier decal is very elegant, but the possibilities are truly endless with the variety of decals available. You are sure to find one to fit your own style and personality.
5. Decorative Flea Market Frame Tray
This old wooden flea market frame was turned into a gorgeous table tray and centerpiece with just a few additional items. The mixed textures of the wood, glass, leather handles, and tea towel really bring this old frame to life. Think about all the endless possibilities you can recreate with this DIY frame.
6. Add Rustic Charm with a Framed Light Fixture
Spruce up your bedroom light fixture by adding an old frame to the ceiling. This uniquely shaped frame is perfect for drawing attention to the updated light fixture. It adds rustic charm and gives the room a little feminine flair. No matter what shape of frame you use, this is sure to be a statement piece in any room of your home.
7. A New Take on a Modern Day Mirror
Turn an old, vintage picture frame into a super chic desktop flip mirror. This little mirror is perfect for a little girl’s bedroom, displayed on your dresser or a simple desk décor feature. With a little paint, this once old and unused frame has been turned into something new and rather useful.
8. Shabby Chic Framed Earring Display
Need a fun way to display your jewelry? This repurposed wooden frame now serves as a super cute shabby chic earring display. This display not only works well for holding your earrings but also serves as a beautiful tabletop décor feature in your bedroom. Who knew your earring collection could turn into a gorgeous statement piece?
9. Table Top Organizer Using a Dollar Frame
One of the great things about using frames for these fun projects is that either you already have a few laying around the house, or they are very inexpensive to purchase at your local dollar store or thrift shop. This tabletop organizer is also a great way to use scrap fabric you have on hand by layering the pieces to fit your office supplies inside perfectly.
10. Picture Frame Luminaires Perfect for Gifting
This beautiful handmade picture frame luminaire is such a unique centerpiece idea made using four recycled frames. Customize your frames with your family photographs, printable quotes, decorative stationery or even seasonal add-ons for a more festive look. These make the perfect gifts for holidays, weddings, anniversaries or any other special occasion.