10 Easy DIY Picture Frames for Photos and Art

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!

See our favorite printable art here and read our tips for hanging a gallery wall of frames, fast

Easy And Affordable Diy Frames And Photo Displays For Pictures And Printable Art @Remodelaholic Crop

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!

Diy Gift Idea, DIY Barnwood Frame Hack And Printable Wall Art @Remodelaholic

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)  

Printable Abstract Watercolor Landscape Set And DIY IKEA Hack Frame #remodelaholic

This $3 rustic picture frame fits the budget — so you can make a whole wall’s worth!

Diy Gift Idea, DIY Wood Picture Frame And Printable Wall Art @Remodelaholic

Add some rustic farmhouse style with reclaimed wood picture frames — easy to make large or small to fit what you need.

Diy Gift Idea, DIY Rustic Reclaimed Wood Picture Frame And Printable Wall Art @Remodelaholic

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.

Diy Gift Idea, DIY Concrete Picture Frame And Printable Wall Art @Remodelaholic

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.

Diy Gift Idea, Chunky No Miter Picture Frame

or go even bigger with this XL picture or poster frame with glass — so much more affordable than custom framing!

Diy Gift Idea, Diy Picture Frame With Glass

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!

Diy Gift Idea, Farmhouse Style Sliding Picture Frame


An upcycled frame and some burlap ribbon make a beautiful changeable display for holiday art or photos.

Diy Gift Idea, DIY Burlap Picture Frame And Printable Wall Art @Remodelaholic

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!)

Fill An Empty Wall Quickly With $20 DIY Sliding Picture Frame Ledges #remodelaholic


Mount your art on a canvas, and then frame the canvas for a very chic look.

Diy Gift Idea, DIY Wood Frame For Canvas And Printable Wall Art @Remodelaholic

Print and mount art or photos on wood using this technique

or transfer to wood for a beautiful look.

Diy Gift Idea, Transfer Free Printable Image To Wood

For the office or grandparents, make an easy wood photo display (which will also fit our printable 4×6 printable calendar perfectly 😉

Easy Interchangeable Desktop Calendar And Photo Display, Free Printable 2018 Calendar @Remodelaholic

Create a large 3-panel display triptych frame for an extra large piece (or 3 smaller prints).

DIY large wall decor: triptych frame with abstract art, MyLove2Create

And for more display ideas, check out this post with 50+ more ways to frame art and photos

More easy home decor projects:

Easy And Affordable Diy Frames And Photo Displays For Pictures And Printable Art | These free printable gift ideas are the perfect last-minute gift -- no one will ever know it only took a couple minutes! Pair with a DIY frame for an inexpensive handmade gift for birthdays, Christmas, housewarming, teacher appreciation, or weddings.

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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.

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