3 Gorgeous Ideas to Use Photo Frames - and Not for Pictures!

Neat ideas to get you to think outside of the frame

By Hometalk Hits

Step 1: Take a large picture frame

Remove all of the inserts from the frame.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 1 Take a large picture frame

Step 2: Spray paint the photo frame

If the glass or plastic insert is not removable, cover this area with a piece of cardboard or tape.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 2 Spray paint the photo frame

Step 3: Cover the glass insert with Mod Podge

Use Mod Podge Fabric paste for wither glass or plastic inserts.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 3 Cover the glass insert with Mod Podge

Step 4: Cut your fabric to insert size

If you're using an old shirt, remove any hems, trims, buttons or pocket areas.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 4 Cut your fabric to insert size

Step 5: Place the fabric on top of the insert

Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the fabric.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 5 Place the fabric on top of the insert

Step 6: Remove excess fabric from the edges

If you are using strips of fabric, line up the edges as closely as possible (without overlapping).

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 6 Remove excess fabric from the edges

Step 7: Seal fabric with a second coat

Follow product instructions and let dry until clear (approximately 2 hours).

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 7 Seal fabric with a second coat

Step 8: Drill two holed for the handles

Be sure to measure & mark the area where you'd like to install your handles.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 8 Drill two holed for the handles

Hang A Unique Frame Wreath

This is such a cute idea!

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures

Step 1: Empty a photo frame from inserts

Clear out the back, the photo inside and the glass cover.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 1 Empty a photo frame completely

Step 2: Spray paint with desired color

You can skip this step if you have a colorful frame that you like.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 2 Spray paint with desired color

Step 3: Add your favorite ornaments

You can use thumb tacks, staples or glue.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 3 Add your favorite ornaments

Step 4: Add a beautiful bow on top

Glue it on or tie it around the frame.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 4 Add a beautiful bow on top

Step 1: Mark fabric and cut to size

Leave about 1/4" of excess fabric around the edges.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 1 Mark fabric and cut to size

Step 2: Remove glass and hot glue the fabric

Glue the glass to the back of the fabric. Make sure the fabric is as straight and tight as possible.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures

Step 3: Cut more fabric and create pockets

Cut two more pieces of fabric, roughly the same size as original piece.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 3 Cut more fabric and create pockets

Step 4: Fold top of fabric and iron to secure

Add a piece of Stitch Witchery to create a crisp edge.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures

Step 5: Repeated for the second pocket

You can substitute Stitch Witchery with hot glue.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 5 Repeated for the second pocket

Step 6: Cut excess fabric and iron

Secure edges with Stitch Witchery and give the whole surface a nice, clean look.

s 3 gorgeous ideas to use photo frames and not for pictures, Step 6 Cut excess fabric and iron