4 DIY Frame Projects That Inspire Us

We love the idea of displaying original art in unique ways — whether in a fun gallery wall layout, unusual space or creative frame.

With that in mind, we collected some of our favorite DIY projects for framing art. Original art doesn’t have to be displayed in a boring, black frame — check out these inventive ideas and try one for yourself!

DIY Textured Frame

We love this project because it seems customizable for all sorts of framed materials. Even though Lexy uses a small frame, we could definitely see this working on a larger one for a print or photograph. And the possibilities for colors are endless!

Check out Lexy’s post to see how you can craft this cute frame.

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                                        Photo by Lexy Ward

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                                       Photo by Lexy Ward

Second Hand Furniture can be GREAT for re-purposing! 

We were extremely impressed with this unique use of old chairs! It’s a great idea for chairs you plan on throwing out or ones you find in a secondhand store. 

We love that you can stay thrifty yet creative with this project. Check out Brooke’s post to find out more about this unique frame.

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                         Photo by Brooke from All Things Thrifty 

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                         Photo by Brooke from All Things Thrifty 

DIY Gold Accents

You don’t always have to buy a frame in an average of expected color. We love the idea of turning boring frames into gold-accented ones that can make any piece pop. The method works for small or large frames and could make for a glitzy gallery wall. 

Check out Haeley’s post and try it out for yourself!

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                         Photo by Haeley from Design Improvised 

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                         Photo by Haeley from Design Improvised 

Framed!

Similarly, Lori Pepe-Lunché plays with a pop of gold but she does so with a painted canvas. That’s right — you can boost the beauty of an original painted canvas by housing it with a unique frame. We love the idea of bringing out the colors of a canvas with a shade of frame that matches. 

See Lori’s post here and experiment with her project. 

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Photo by Lori from Design Salon

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Photo by Lori from Design Salon