18 Clever Ways To Reuse Old Picture Frames

Using picture frames for things other than pictures is nothing new. People have long recognized the inherent beauty in them, especially old, hand-crafted frames and ones with intricate details. Whether old or new, they act as a powerful border. They can accentuate a piece or present it plainly. They can tie a piece into a room’s decor or make it stand out. In some cases they can even become part of the artwork.

But there’s so much more to do with picture frames. Make them the stand-out feature in a room with these fun DIY ideas.

1. String vintage bottles to picture frames to create a hanging garden.


2. Rock the neatest desk in the office with this frame organizer.

Wishful Tinker

3. Keeping your remotes handy has never been cuter.


4. A couple of old lamps and a picture frame make a unique side table.

Richmond Thrifter

5. Two frames put together are great for storing delivery menus or mail.

Mamie Jane’s


6. Large frames make great storage space for bathrooms or bedrooms.

Country Living

7. Need wall art? Overlap some empty frames to create your own masterpiece.

Makely Home

8. Wire and clothespins are all you need for this fun photo display.

Talia Christine

9. No one would guess that this ceiling medallion was once a picture frame.


10. Liven up a dead space by using picture frames as custom molding.

The House of Smiths

11. Friends will be eager to leave you messages on this classy board.

The Grower’s Daughter

12. An old frame provides a unique space for an on-going game of chess.

Toy Gadgets


13. Or a place to house your favorite collection.

Pull Teeth

14. Use canvas to stitch an inspiring quote, then frame it!

Tidbits and Twine

15. These hen and chicks are a picture that paints itself.

Our Fine House

16. Frame shelves are perfect for readers who love art.

Change of Sceneries

17. A coat of red paint and a colorful bow are all you need to have the coolest “wreath” on the block.

Starring The Middle Sister

18. Who knew dried twigs could look so classy?

Hobby Mix

Via: Little Things

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