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6 Ways to Update Old Photo Frames

If you’re anything like me you absolutely love taking photos and finding the chicest, cutest, bold, and colorful photo frames that will go perfectly with your photo. Whether you find a new frame addition on sale or you pay full price for one, you can’t help but purchase more frames because, after all, who doesn’t enjoy a photo frame?

Of course, there may be times when you have more frames then you know what to do with which is bound to happen at some stage, and like me, you probably have a stack of them hidden away that you bought years ago, but have failed to fill them. Cue a new and refreshing DIY project that will give those old forgotten photo frames a new lease on life.

1. Instagram Photos Display

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Little Inspiration is our first port of call and takes on a unique approach when it comes to hanging Polaroid photos. Providing her favourite Instagram photos with a more permanent home, Little Inspiration uses an old frame, floral wire, clips and a glue stick. It couldn’t be any easier than that to create your very own unique photo frame.

2. DIY Ornate Frame Magnets

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Next on the list is Vintage Glamorous who shows us that photo frames don’t necessarily always have to belong on the wall. VG demonstrates to us how with a bit of ingenuity and creative flair you can make your own photo frame fridge magnets to showcase the kids’ artwork, weekly chores and more.

3. Photo Frame Shelves

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When it comes to providing style with photo frames and functionality with shelves, the two may seem worlds apart, but it doesn’t have to be that way as it’s clearly demonstrated with Shanty Chic. Function and style go hand-in-hand here when it comes to creating stylish shelves out of old frames.

4. Party Framed Table Trays

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If there’s two things I love it’s cupcakes and photo frames and Oh Dear does them both with style. It’s no longer a case of simply serving dessert on an old plastic tray. Now it’s all about recycling your old frames and making them visually appealing. All it takes is an old frame, a coat of spray and some textured paper and before you know it your serving tray will be an instant hit at your next tea party.

5. Cute Framed Pin Cushions

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When it comes to creating adorable photo frame pin cushions, Craftaholics Anonymous is your one-stop shop. With an easy-to-follow tutorial Craftaholics Anonymous have provided the ideal homemade gift. Super easy to make these pin cushions just scream out at you and are sure to be on everyone’s DIY list.

6. DIY Dry Erase Board


Almost everyone I know has a dry erase board in their kitchen listing the various tasks they need to do in life. After all, there’s only so much you can remember before you forget something. But did you know that your dry erase board doesn’t have to be one that we find in our local stores? In fact, you can easily make your own with the use of an 8’10 photo frame, scotch expressions, masking tape and a white piece of cardstock. You can find all the information you need to make your own dry erase board at Two Twenty One. Plus it’s a great way to save on paper too.