How To Upcycle Old Picture Frames

Upcycling old picture frames is a great way to breathe new life into something that might otherwise be destined for the trash. Not only is it a fun and creative way to repurpose old materials, but it’s also an eco-friendly choice that can help reduce waste and lessen our impact on the environment. With a little bit of creativity and some basic crafting supplies, you can transform a plain, outdated frame into a unique and stylish piece of decor that’s sure to add personality and charm to any room in your home. In this blog post, we’ll explore some creative ideas and inspiration for upcycling old picture frames.

On a recent video I upcycled several old picture frames into beautiful new pieces that will for sure impress everyone!

Old picture frame into a beautiful centerpiece

This picture frame was a thin, long one that had so much potential. It was quaility-made and was in great shape.

I cleaned it and gave it a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Chalk paint in the Serenity Blue.

I distressed the edges a bit using a sanding block and then sealed it with a sealing, clear spray by Rust-Oleum.

I added four small, white vases from Target Dolllar Spot and added small white flowers from Dollar Tree.

Sucn an easy upcycle! What do you think of this transformation?!

Old picture fram into a beautiful message board

This frame was probably the biggest transformation today!

I started by removing the center glass and design, but kept the cardboard that came with it.

I cleaned the frame well and hot glued the cardboard to a piece of foam board I cut to size.

I then covered the boards with a beautiful blue and white fabric from Walmart by spray adhering it to the front and hot gluing it to the back.

I also added lacy ribbon from Dolllar Tree to the front by criss-crossing it and hot gluing it to the back.

I painted the frame white and then placed the, newly refreshed, center in it. I pressed the clips tightly for a secure hold, and that’s it!

What do you think of this transformation?!

Old frame turned into a beautiful farmhouse sign

This frame is solid wood and had great potential!

I cleaned it and painted the edges with Waverly Chalk paint in White.

I then took a Dollar Tree 2023 calendar and ripped out a beautiful farmer’s market design and traced the framed on it.

I cut off the excess and modpodged the design on the frame.

I sanded down the edges with my electric sander, removing the excess paper and distressing it a bit for a more farmhouse look .

I then added a Dollar Tree chain from their hanging basket chain set, attaching it to each hook on the back.

This was such an easy upcycle! What do you think?

Old framed into a beautiful decorative bowl

This was such a fun upcycle!

I removed the center portion of the frame, and added a piecce of cardboard to it. Placed it back on the frame along with the glass and secured the clips.

Cleaned it very well and gave the top and bottom two coats of Waverly Chalk paint in the Agave color.

I distressed it a bit and dusted it off very well.

I wrapped a piece of cardboard with felt fabric with hot glue and hot glued it to the bottom of the frame so that it’s safe on any surface.

I added a small boxwood wreath and a candle to the inside…..and that’s it!

What a beautiful transformation! It was one of viewers favorites on my video!

What do you think?!

Also, don’t forget you can watch the step-by-step video tutorial here 👇

Have fun creating!


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I’m Lianep and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a wife, mom, crafter and sister in Christ. I’m passionate about creating and inspiring others to do the same, all while having fun and saving money. Crafting is a huge part of my life and I love sharing it with you.

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