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.

21 Ways to Repurpose Old Picture Frames

1. Table Organizer

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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

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Repurpose old picture frames into trays! These frame trays are a great way to keep your tabletops neat and organized.

Source: So Zealous

3. Earring Organizer

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - Earring Organizer

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

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Framed succulents are gorgeous! These succulents are our favourite. They’re called chicken and hen.

Source: Our Fine House

5. Bathroom Shelf

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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

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - Picture Frame Message 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

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - 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

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Chicken wire and clips combine to repurpose an old picture frame into a mood board.

Source: The Anastasia Co

9. Picture Frame Headboard

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - 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

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - Tree 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

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - Picture Frame Tray

This frame tray is perfect for creating a solid surface for an ottoman.

Source: DIY & Crafts

12. Bookshelf Frames

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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

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - 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

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - 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

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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

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Here’s a sweet idea for making a real-life Instagram photo display.

Source: Little Inspiration

17. Wire Frame Memo Board

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - Wire Memo Board

An old picture frame plus some wire combine to make a low key and lovely memo board.

Source: Rosyscription

18. Wedding Altar

Repurpose Old Picture Frames - Wedding Altar

This old frame makes such a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding altar.

Source: The Wedding Scoop

19. Flower Frames

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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

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Speaking of chicken wire and old frames, this sunglass display is awesome!

Source: The Spicy Stilleto

21. Photo Booth Frame

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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

Which of these ideas to repurpose old picture frames is your favourite?

What do you think?