DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas

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A picture frame is something that holds a lot of value in our life without us realizing it. It is a small piece of item that captures our favorite moments in life forever. Looking at a photo frame, we tend to go back to the day we lived in that memory and we try to cherish it for life. We all have owned at least one photo frame in our life and we only keep the most meaningful photos of our life. Photo frames not only define who we are but also add an extreme amount of value and aesthetics to our home. Here we have some beautiful craft ideas to create a beautiful photo frame out of wood. Let’s get started!


DIY Crafty Wood Picture Frame Ideas

1. The LOVE Frame

DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Auntie Lolo Crafts

Materials Required:

  1. Super Glue
  2. Paper
  3. Paintbrush
  4. Bone folder
  5. Exacto knife
  6. Scissors
  7. Pencil
  8. Wood frame


Love is something that is extremely personal to all of us and we cherish that aspect of our life. Here we have an amazing work of art. This is a craft idea to make to fill the void of our loved ones. This is handy to capture our favorite moments with our loved ones. This is extremely easy to make and you can get the satisfaction that you have done something very creative to cherish your loved ones in a beautiful photo frame.

2. DIY Wood Photo Frame

DIY Wood Photo Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial:  It’s Always Autumn

Materials Required:

  1.  4-inch wide pine board
  2. 8 ft length for a frame for a 16×20 print
  3. 45 degrees miter saw set
  4. Cutter
  5. Superglue
  6. Joiner
  7. Wood glue
  8. Paints
  9. Paintbrush


Here is a craft idea to build a photo frame from scratch. You need to buy all the materials from scratch and start building and assembling them one by one. This is honestly worth the trouble as it is the effort that you’ve put in. You can customize it the way you want to. You can use this for your personal use or you can gift it to someone special as a personalized gift. This is more meaningful than actually purchasing a photo frame.

3. The Chalkboard Frame

The Chalkboard Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: – Dear Little Studio

Materials Required:

  1. 1 24 by 36″ chalkboard print
  2. Painters Tape
  3. 4 pieces of wood for the frame (two 28″ long pieces and two 33″ long  pieces)
  4. 1 large piece of wood (24 inches by 36 inches)
  5. Chalkboard paint (optional)
  6. Paint
  7. Screwdriver
  8. Mending braces (2″ by 1/2″)
  9. Screws (8 by 3/4)


A chalkboard is something that is an extremely practical item that every house should have. With this, it’s easy to write down things that are necessary for the house like things to buy, a to-do list, a message for someone when they’re not at home, and so on. There are countless uses with this tool and here we have with us a craft idea to create a chalkboard frame for your house. This is not only practical but is also extremely aesthetic and will definitely match your house.

4. The Wood Burned Frame

The Wood Burned Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: – A Beautiful Mess

Materials Required:

  1. Natural wood frames from a local store
  2. Wood burning tool
  3. Pliers
  4. Metal ruler
  5. Pencil


Wood burned frames are extremely beautiful and give a very natural look to the photos in the frame. This is a fusion craft idea where there is a mix of rustic craft with modern design. This craft gives a beautiful black and white look that will complement almost everything in your house. The wood-burning tool is extremely fun to experiment with and because of that you can use your imagination and create your own design on the same.

5. The Scrap Wood Frames

The Scrap Wood Frames DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Young House Love

Materials Required:

  1. Leftover scrap wood
  2. Wood glue
  3. Staple gun
  4. Hammer
  5. Sandpaper
  6. Miter saw
  7. Duct tape
  8. Spray paint


Designing and creating a picture frame on your own can be extremely exciting and fascinating. This can create a feeling of such self-satisfaction. These are the frames that will keep your memories living on and when you create such a frame, there is a lot of love and effort put into it. This is a very simple craft to make a beautiful photo frame out of wood. You can also use this as a decorative piece to place it on a beautiful spot in your house.

6. The Plaque Picture Frame

The Plaque Picture Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Hometalk

Materials Required:

  1. Unfinished wooden plaques
  2. Paints
  3. Paintbrush
  4. Superglue
  5. Scrapbook paper
  6. Metal clips


This is a very different and unique idea to frame a picture. Here there is a beautiful outline and design on the wooden plaques which adds to the aesthetics of the frame. This is a super-easy way to create a picture frame without spending any money and effort. Not only can you put pictures, but also any notes, or even personal quotes. The scrapbook paper adds to the aesthetics of the frame and gives it a very unique look.

7. The Photo Transfer To Wood

The Photo Transfer To Wood DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: DIY Joy

Materials Required:

  1. Any photo printed from a laser printer. Make sure your photo is printed onto regular computer paper.
  2. Smooth piece of wood
  3. Gel medium with a gloss finish
  4. Paintbrush
  5. Mod Podge finish
  6. Embellishments
  7. Ruler or any Straightedge


This is yet another unique idea to create a beautiful photo frame and it fits well for a family setting. Here is a craft idea to make the photo look like it’s imprinted in the wood. This makes the picture look very realistic and natural. The design here is very different compared to the other photo frames. Usually, photo frames have a frame, but here, there is no frame and it looks endless which is gorgeous.

8. Do It Yourself Photo Frame

Do It Yourself Photo Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Delightfully Teal

Materials Required:

  1. 2 huge frames
  2. Paints
  3. Paintbrush
  4. Twine/strings
  5. Glue gun
  6. Mini clothespin


This is a different way to frame pictures. We usually love to hang polaroid pictures to the wall, but here, we can do the same inside the frame. This will add weightage to the wall and the pictures. The twines will give a very rustic and aesthetic look that will complement the frame. This is extremely easy to maintain and you can keep changing the pictures on display whenever you want.

9. The Rustic Camp Frame

The Rustic Camp Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: HGTV

Materials Required:

  1. Wood frame
  2. Twigs
  3. High-temp hot glue gun and glue sticks
  4. Photo mat to fit the frame opening
  5. Favorite camping photo
  6. Fine-tipped permanent marker


This is a very creative craft frame idea to create to frame the perfect camping picture. Who thought of adding twigs to a frame? Twigs represent nature, which in turn represents camping in the woods. They keep that picture alive and very naturalistic. You can leave the twigs unpainted to give more meaning and depth to the picture. This photo frame very well compliments the picture and the memory of camping that you’ve cherished.

10. The Window Rustic Frames

The Window Rustic Frames DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Keeps On Ringing

Materials Required:

  1. Old windows
  2. Drill
  3. Clear magnets
  4. Old magnet earrings
  5. Glue


This is such a beautiful craft idea to create such a big and beautiful frame. This will fit perfectly in the bedroom as it’s so big. Without having to spend a penny, you can create a work of art just by an old window. The window handles give it a more aesthetic look and make the picture look lively. This is very easy to create with very little effort. This will enhance the look of your bedroom.

11. The String Photo Frame

The String Photo Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: Anderson And Grant

Materials Required:

  1. 1 big photo frame
  2. Hardware cloth strings
  3. Miniature clothespins
  4. Stapler


This is a very beautiful way to arrange pictures on a frame. This is very aesthetic and extremely beautiful to your house. The arrangement of the strings is so beautiful and very different from other photo frames. One of the most meaningful ways to decorate your homes is by placing gorgeous photo frames and this craft aims to strive that. You can keep an old photo to compliment the frame.

12. The Rustic Window Frame

The Rustic Window Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial:   I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Materials Required:

  1. An old rustic window
  2. Brown metallic paper
  3. Scotch tape
  4. Vinyl
  5. Paper flowers and leaves
  6. Glass scrapbook embellishment


This is a work of fusion art. It is a mixture of an old rustic look, along with a modern design. We all love decorating our houses with beautiful and aesthetic things. Here is a craft idea to create a giant photo frame with 6 sections out of an old rustic window. This window frame is so beautiful giving a super rustic and a warm vibe to the house. The photo in it represents such beautiful memories that you’ve cherished with your family.

13. The Comic Book Frame

The Comic Book Frame DIY Wood Picture Frame Ideas
Image Source/Tutorial: DIY Candy

Materials Required:

  1. Wooden Frame
  2. Mod Podge
  3. Sponge Brush
  4. Comic book
  5. Scissors
  6. Craft Knife
  7. Cutting mat
  8. Photo
  9. Permanent Marker
  10. Sandpaper


This is extremely fun and exciting, especially for the kids as they are the ones who watch and read comics the most. This frame takes us back to our childhood days when we used to read a lot of comics during our free time or entertainment. Those days our only entertainment was reading these books as there weren’t any smartphones to keep us engaged. You can place your favorite picture with your parents as a metaphor for them being the superheroes of your life.

Here were some fabulous DIY craft ideas to create the perfect photo frames to cherish your good old memories. These ideas are very unique and easy to make. We get so busy in our life that we don’t have time to remember and cherish our old times. So that is why we bring to you these amazing photo frame ideas so that you can re-live your old memorable days, once again. They showcase people who are important and close to you.

These were some personalized ideas according to your preference. You can even present it to someone you adore as a personalized gift. This is a great way to pass time and you’ll finally feel good about yourself and your creativity. I hope you enjoyed this article. Please visit our website for more of such craft ideas!

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