It’s that time of the year that I am interested in creative photos frames, displaying our photos and making photo gifts for friends and family. Photo-adored handmade items make great family heirlooms, as well as great Mothers day gifts and Fathers day presents, right?! So for me-my family, it’s photo prepping time!
As well, I have just scored two, actually 3 plain picture frames. Plus, I still have two shadow boxes that I am looking to do something with one of these days. So, I am looking for new ideas on how to use these creatively.
Right now most of my family photos are in an antique display cabinet. I can’t believe that I have never shown you, but I will soon. (Perhaps. I’m so private!) As well as in that cabinet, elsewhere in the house I have several other photo displays.
Let me share with you 10+ Creative Photo Frames, some my own, some my inspiration.
10 Creative Photo Frames
Creative Photo Frames Idea #1: Recycled Shutter Pin board
This idea works well for photo cards, photos that are happy snaps as life happens and the photos walk into the door. I love the idea of mixing them up with post cards and cute quotes, like in this display here.
HOW TO: repurposed shutters
Creative Photo Frames Idea #2: Recycled Magazine Picture Frames
Nothing is as fun as a handmade photo frame made by your daughter with a picture of you two eating ice cream. What a great moment. What a great day. What a great memory.
What is particularly great too about this recycled magazine photo frame is that it is 100% recycled, and well, it’s free to make.
Creative Photo Frames Idea #3: Egg Cartons
These frames made with egg cartons are a ton of work and look like the most stylish paper roses that I know. There’s something about that thick recycled egg carton that just does it. Have you worked with egg cartons yet? You should give it a try. Give the link below a whirl and you’ll land at the tutorial on how to make these. An eye opener. Easier than you thought. You must collect quite a few egg cartons to pull this project off though. So plan it for in a couple of weeks…
Creative Photo Frames Idea #4: Crochet Frames
Easy peasy lemon squeezy. You wouldn’t think so perhaps, particularly if you are not that versed with crochet. But these frames are incredibly simple to make. And again, they look so amazing. They make great gifts, particularly these pastel color yarn versions, for baby showers and Spring party hosts.
Creative Photo Frames Idea #5: Photo Pendant
When you have a lot of photos where the faces are tiny but the shots offer great memories and put smiles on your face? Well, those photos are best dealt with in a DIY photo pendant. You get to carry your loved ones around with you. Or, you hang a few pendants up in a room where they can be easily spotted.
HOWTO: DIY Photo Pendant
Creative Photo Frames Idea #6: Photo Wood Transfers
This is a detailed photo tutorial and I did not want to repeat it all here, so I am just showing you a bit orange sign saying ‘how to transfer photos onto wood’. And you’ll be thrilled when you go visit the page as it will allow you to get really creative with drift wood and wooden furniture pieces from now on…
Great photo tutorial on How to Transfer Photos Onto Wood
Creative Photo Frames Idea #7: Silver Frames Wreath
This is just stunningly gorgeous. The sort of creative photo frames you’d see at Restoration Hardware, Nordstrom or Anthropologie. Beautiful, a tat expensive (if you’d opt for real silver photo frames) but well, gorgeous. If you fancy this wreath, I’d scour around a bit first. You might be able to find small photo frames like this on Amazon or eBay, and complement them with local garage sale finds, perhaps.
Creative Photo Frames Idea #8: Clock
Really good for families. I like the fact that a lot of the photos here seem to have been selected from the same photo shoot. This is smart as it helps create unity between the photos in terms of composition and color scheme. The black frames and the black clock mechanism does the rest by way of unification. I like the look of this but I don’t think it’s something that I would make for myself.
Creative Photo Frames Idea #9: Vintage Window
This is more my style’: an upcycled old window with sticky taped pictures behind the panes and a soulful quote on the front of ‘m.
Creative Photo Frames Idea #10: Bicycle Wheel
I love this so much that I could not resist sharing it with you. Maybe it’s my Dutch blood that makes me like bicycle art so much. Did you see my other creative bike articles: Crochet Bike Fashion , etc. etc ?
Ok. There you have it ~ the first 10 creative photo frames.
So what’s with the ‘10+’ in the article photo when there are ‘only’ 10 in this line-up today? I have a tendency to find AMAZINGLY great ideas right after I press that ‘Publish’ button. Usually, the day after, I add these to the post. And then, I’m stuck with the wrong blog post central image if it would say ‘10 ….’. Therefore, I’ve resorted from now on to just right away state ‘10+’ because even below this article, you will instantly find some ideas for creative photo frames that I haven’t mentioned yet. Is that ok with you? Goofy? Lazy? Well, yes, I think it’s lazy, but it works well for me. (wink).
What’s your favorite photo frame idea? Please leave me a comment and tell me!
Till tomorrow, Rose