There are so many ways to repurpose old picture frames! We often see awesome frames at thrift stores and garage sales. Want to know what you can do with them? Here’s our top 21 ideas for how to repurpose old picture frames.
1. Table Organizer
This is a lovely way to declutter your desk. It also brings a pretty decor element to your office.
Source: Wishful Tinker
2. Frame Trays
Repurpose old picture frames into trays! These frame trays are a great way to keep your tabletops neat and organized.
Source: So Zealous
3. Lapel Pins Storage Box
It’s easy to make an old picture frame into a lapel pins storage box. Keep the frame intact and get some lapel pins! If you already have a set of lapel pins, you can organize your collection in the box. If not, you can get customized pins according to different themes on GS-JJ. If you are an owner of a gift shop, you can even design customized pins with your brand or logo and put them into the frame as a decoration. This is a really unique way to repurpose old picture frames!
Source: GS-JJ customized pins
We made this earring organizer because we wanted a way to display and organize our earrings. It’s the perfect way to repurpose old picture frames! To make: spray paint an old frame and then staple chicken wire to the back. Staple a piece of fabric on top of the chicken wire to finish the look. We used a scrap piece of velvet we had from another project. Then add a piece of picture wire and hang it up!
Source: Upcycle That
4. Framed Succulents
Framed succulents are gorgeous! These succulents are our favourite. They’re called chicken and hen.
Source: Our Fine House
5. Bathroom Shelf
This bathroom shelf is a really clever way to repurpose an old picture frame. Build shelves on the inside of the frame to make space for bathroom storage.
Source: i heart naptime
6. Picture Frame Memo Boards
These memo boards are brilliant! They repurpose old picture frames and also old lamps. The base of the memo boards come from thrift store lamps.
Source: Confessions of a Serial DIYer
7. Layered Frames
Why not make the frames into art? This idea for how to repurpose old picture frames is super cool.
Source: Makely Home
8. Mood Board
Chicken wire and clips combine to repurpose an old picture frame into a mood board.
Source: The Anastasia Co
9. Picture Frame Headboard
This DIY tufted picture frame headboard looks super gorgeous. Follow the source link for the tutorial.
Source: Vintage Revivals
10. Branch Decor
We love branch decor. This is a really lovely way to repurpose an old picture frame.
Source: Hobby Mix
11. Picture Frame Tray
This frame tray is perfect for creating a solid surface for an ottoman.
Source: DIY & Crafts
12. Bookshelf Frames
These bookshelf frames turn your book collection into art. What a cool way to repurpose old picture frames!
Source: Change of Scenery
13. Frame Side Table
This side table is from Antropologie. It would be super easy to recreate using a picture frame and the base from a thrift store lamp.
Source: Knock Off Decor
14. Message Board
This message board keeps it classy with a fabric backing and ribbon. It would be super easy to recreate.
Source: The Grower’s Daughter
15. Chalkboard Frame
Want a chalkboard for your shopping list? Just paint the inside of an old frame with some chalkboard paint. A super easy and effective way to repurpose an old picture frame.
Source: Interior Frugalista
16. Instagram Photo Display
Here’s a sweet idea for making a real-life Instagram photo display.
Source: Little Inspiration
17. Wire Frame Memo Board
An old picture frame plus some wire combine to make a low key and lovely memo board.
18. Wedding Altar
This old frame makes such a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding altar.
Source: The Wedding Scoop
19. Flower Frames
Here’s another great way to use chicken wire to repurpose old picture frames. You can attach vases or bottles to the chicken wire and make wall-mounted vases.
Source: Simple Country Living
20. Sunglasses Frame
Speaking of chicken wire and old frames, this sunglass display is awesome!
Source: The Spicy Stilleto
21. Photo Booth Frame
This old frame idea is super cool because it shows the possibility of what you can create with old frames. This photo booth is crazy fun and super creative. We love it!
Source: Christy & Shon’s wedding – Glenda Pogue
2 Thoughts on Repurpose Old Picture Frames
Really creative pieces. Cool ideas. Keep them coming.
layered frames…absolutely gorgeous.