17 inventive ways to make your own unique picture frame

A photo frame made with your own hands can serve as both a beautiful decoration for your home or a great gift for your friends and relatives. And the good news is that it’s really not that difficult to make a unique frame — you just have to put some imagination into it!

We at Bright Side have come across several interesting ideas for you to try out if you want to make a beautiful and one-of-a-kind picture frame.

A spring-time frame

Just take a simple frame and transform it into a piece of art by adding a couple of artificial flowers. Detailed instructions are here.

A découpage redesign

Decorate a frame with your kid using cuts from his favorite comic books — see the step-by-step guide right here.

A gorgeous wrapping paper design

And here you can learn how to make a pretty little frame with the help of wrapping paper and whatever you have handy.

A picture frame made from a window frame

Here you’ll find a guide on how to remake your old window frame into a cool frame for photos.

A soft cloth frame

Detailed instructions to sewing your own soft and cozy little frame like this one can be found here.

Nature gives

A photo frame made of twigs and moss will not only remind you of memorable events, but may also become a pretty decoration in itself. The guide for making this beautiful object is here.

Getting that rustic effect

A frame made of rough and tough branches looks great, too. A photo guide is here.

Button decorations

Every household has a load of excess buttons lying around somewhere, and they can be put to use in making decorations. Here you can find some interesting ideas on this topic.

Decorative duct tape

Decorative duct tape or Washi tape, when used on a frame, can liven up your apartment quite a bit, and it can be done in a matter of minutes. Here you can find a step-by-step guide.

Sea-shore style

A frame decorated with seashells and pebbles will be a great reminder of a pleasant vacation. Here you’ll find even more ideas on how to use shells.

A canvas base

You can find out what you need to make a pretty frame like this right here.

A textured, knitted frame

Find out here how to make a soft textured photo frame made of knitted wool or thread.

A pallet frame

This one is original, easy to make, and quite interesting in design. Here’s a detailed guide.

Wine corks

Take several wine corks, cut them up, and decorate your frame with them, as has been done here.

An eco-friendly frame made of grains and cereals

Chick-peas or other grains will serve as a great decoration for your picture frame — here’s the instructions. You can also make a fragrant frame with the help of coffee beans and cinnamon.

Newspapers and magazines

Even old magazines you don’t need anymore can be made into a pretty and unique picture frame — see here for details.

Quilling is also a fascinating technique when it comes to making frames. Find out how to use it here.

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