An easy DIY picture frame lets you customize your decor to your style, on a budget — and it makes a great gift idea for grandparents, housewarmings, and weddings, too!
Affordable and Easy DIY Frames for Photos and Art
Whether you’re decorating your own home or gifting a photo or printable art, make it even more special with a handmade DIY frame or photo display!
Some of these DIY frames require a few woodworking tools, but most are beginner-friendly to make them both simple and budget-friendly.
The best part of making it yourself is that you can make it for only a few bucks AND make it an extra to gift to a teacher, neighbor, or friend… or just make a set for yourself 😉
DIY Picture Frames and Photo Displays
This beautiful and easy DIY barnwood frame is made by dressing up an existing frame with scrap wood!
See more ways to decorate a premade picture frame.
Flip it around and use a $3 IKEA frame to make a stacked large-scale art frame. (pictured here with Winter from our Seasonal Abstract Landscape Art Set)
This $3 rustic picture frame fits the budget — so you can make a whole wall’s worth!
Add some rustic farmhouse style with reclaimed wood picture frames — easy to make large or small to fit what you need.
If you want something really unique but not difficult, this DIY concrete frame makes a fun statement and gives you a chance to use a different medium.
Get more concrete project practice with a concrete clock or concrete planter.
Make this chunky no-miter picture frame with glass for photos or art.
or go even bigger with this XL picture or poster frame with glass — so much more affordable than custom framing!
Make art and photos easy to change out with this gorgeous sliding 8×10 farmhouse picture frame — Amy has the tutorial to make a larger size, too!
An upcycled frame and some burlap ribbon make a beautiful changeable display for holiday art or photos.
Need the perfect printable art? Click here to see and download our favorites.
Think outside the frame with these other photo display ideas, too:
Build a set of photo ledges with slide-in frames for a classy art gallery (and functional if you add a calendar like we did!)
Mount your art on a canvas, and then frame the canvas for a very chic look.
or transfer to wood for a beautiful look.
Create a large 3-panel display triptych frame for an extra large piece (or 3 smaller prints).
And for more display ideas, check out this post with 50+ more ways to frame art and photos!
More easy home decor projects:
- 10 Ways to Make and Decorate a Wooden Blanket Ladder
- 30 DIY Wall Shelf Tutorials
- 25+ Functional Wall Decor Ideas for Organizers and Shelves
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.