How Make Photo Frames Home

How To Make Photo Frames At Home

Are you feeling a little creative? Trying to find ways to showcase your most precious memories the best way you can? If that is the case, the perfect solution is to make your own photo frame right from your very home!

There are plenty of ways to get creative when it comes to making photo frames at home. The best part is that it is relatively inexpensive and you are only limited by your imagination. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!

Making Photo Frames At Home

There are several approaches you can take when it comes to making photo frames at home. You can choose a whimsical or creative photo frame or try out a more modern and sleek photo frame. Either way, blending your personality into the photo frame is the best strategy to employ. Here are a few options that you can consider:

1). DIY Picture Bulletin Board

This photo frame idea is a very simple idea from It’s Always Autumn. For starters, you will need a soundboard. The dimensions will depend on what you desire. You can choose a board that is 4 feet by 8 feet or 3 feet by 7 feet.

Place an ironed sheet on your table and then place the soundboard over it. Pull the sheet so that it is taught and wrap it around the soundboard. Then, staple it to the back of the soundboard. Be sure to mitre the corners afterwards.

Next, arrange your photos as desired. Pin each of the photos in two corners with short, straight pins. After that, you can hang your photo board on the wall with a 2.5-inch screw into studs. You can poke a hole in the sheet with a knife before doing this. And voila, you have your very own picture bulletin board!

How Make Photo Frames Home

2). DIY Wood Plaque Picture Frames

Wooden plaques are a very underutilised material, but they actually make for great photo frames according to Hometalk. First, you can start off by customising the wooden plaque by painting it and adding other border designs. You can choose to bedazzle the picture frame and add other craft materials like glitter.

Next, use Mod Podge or adhesive to attach colourful scrapbook paper onto the plaque. This will be the “background” of your picture. Afterwards, glue metal clips to the plaques so that you can easily attach your photo. Display your new photo frame on a photo stand and you’re all set!

3). DIY Foam Frames

Yes, you read that right! You can actually make a photo frame out of foam as shown by Sugar Bee Crafts. You’ll need foam core boards, a hot knife and craft glue. Begin by tracing out the outline of your frame. You can also use another photo frame as a guiding outline if you like. 

Next, use sandpaper to sand down the ridges from the cuts that you made. If you decided to create a layered photo frame, glue the first piece of the frame onto the second piece of the frame. From here, you can customise the frame by painting it and adding other unique touches. 

Afterwards, you can attach your photo inside the photo frame and use another part of the foam board as a backing for the photo. And that’s it, you’re all done!

4). DIY Art Print Frame

This DIY art print frame from Minted only takes five minutes to make. You’ll be needing the following tools for this:

  • 2 x 1 inch thick balsa wood lengths (2cm longer than your print width)
  • 4 x adhesive mounting strips (make sure it removes cleanly)
  • 2 x eyelet picture frame hooks
  • Sequin cord
  • Pom poms
  • An art print of your choice

Start by twisting the eyelets into the top of one length of your balsa wood. You can use a pencil and ruler to measure the distance between the end of each eyelet. Next, stick an adhesive strip on the back ends of the balsa wood. Make sure that the tabs, whose strips will be pulled out later, are facing on the outside.

Peel off the backing of your adhesive strips and gently press your art print onto the strips beginning from the top. You can measure out 1cm from each side to centre it accurately. Next, tie your sequin cord through the eyelets on the top of the frame and secure it. You can also add pom-poms and other materials to customise the frame! 

How Make Photo Frames Home

5). Washi Tape Photo Frame

If you’ve got washi tape laying around in your craft supplies, this is the perfect time to put them to use according to Bombshell Bling. Start by using an unfinished wooden frame. Paint over the frame with your desired colour. You can use white so that it’s neat and clean. The colour of the frame is meant to help complement the washi tape once it’s applied. 

Next, simply apply the washi tape of your choice over the frame. After that, all you need to do is insert your photo and you’re basically finished!


There are no limitations with how you can make a photo frame. You can start from scratch or add some bling to photo frames that need a make-over. Nonetheless, allow your imagination to run wild!

If you’re looking for the best store in Sydney for your photo frames, then look no further than Photoland.

We offer a complete range of products and services from print photos and scanning, right through to picture framing and photo albums.

Please call us today on (02) 9235 1933 or leave an enquiry.

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