Asked on Sep 10, 2019

How can I upcycle large old gold picture frames?

Nan W.SharonCindy


I have oversized gold fancy picture frames that I don’t want to throw away. What can I do with them?

5 answers
  • DesertRose
    on Sep 10, 2019

    I have old large picture frames too and plan to put contact paper inside the back to look like "wood" then add holiday cheers. For example add "Welcome to our Home" in two or three lines stenciled or store sticker letters on the top half. On the bottom half I will add the seasonal wreath, like small fall wreath for fall, holly bush wreath or greenery and red balls wreath for Christmas, etc. I will change the wreath as each season passes. I may do some in red truck designs or even snowmen on the "wood" back ground. I will be making these soon. Hope this helps you now for ideas.

  • Jessica Welling Interiors
    on Sep 10, 2019

    Create a gallery wall! Do they have glass & matting? If not, you can use them to frame something other than a photo on the wall, like this:

  • Cindy
    on Sep 11, 2019

    You can hang several small frames and then put a large frame around the assorted small ones. Or you could hang 3 small mirrors and then put a large frame on its side to enclose the mirrors. Or you could staple chicken wire to the back of a big frame and use it to hang your jewelry.

  • Sharon
    on Sep 12, 2019

    I've seen folks making a wall succulent garden in them and they look awesome.

  • Nan W.
    on Sep 12, 2019

    Carol -- paint it a funky color and put a cork board (or cork tiles) in it!

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