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14 Easy Picture Frame Makeover Ideas

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Dream Green DIY
Photo by Dream Green DIY

Whether you're decorating your home with stand-alone frames or a gallery wall, you may begin to feel bored in a sea of plain white frames. I get it, they're my go-to choice too! Luckily, it's easy to makeover craft frames or plain white frames throughout your home to give it a more personalized look. With these easy picture frame makeover ideas, you'll be able to make each frame feel unique - like it was made for the photo inside of it! Add color, texture and more with these simple makeover ideas that will give your home decor a touch of character.

 1. Color Block Picture Frame - Makeover any frame with a block of color using spray paint, like this project by Dream Green DIY.

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via DIY Candy
Photo via DIY Candy

2. Laser Cut Gold Frame - Add a laser cut design on top of a simple frame to give it a unique look! (DIY on DIY Candy)

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Club Crafted
Photo by  Holly Wade

3. Mud Cloth Wood Burned Frame - Upgrade a plain wood frame with a wood burner! (DIY on Club Crafted)

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via A Beautiful Mess
Photo by  A Beautiful Mess

4. Embroidered Frame - Add fabric and simple embroidery to an existing frame with this idea by A Beautiful Mess.

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Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Alyssa B. Young
Photo by Alyssa B. Young

5. Map Decoupaged Picture Frame - This simple decoupage technique by  Alyssa B. Young uses maps to cover plain frames.

6. Marbled Picture Frames - Use nail polish to create a beautiful marbling pattern on a frame, like this tutorial on Happily Eva After.

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Craft Warehouse
Photo by Craft Warehouse

7. Yarn Wrapped Frame - Add yarn and pom poms to a frame like this example from Craft Warehouse!

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Club Crafted
Photo by Holly Wade

8. Holographic Photo Frames - Use vinyl to give frames an iridescent look with the simple tutorial on Club Crafted

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Wonder Forest
Photo via Wonder Forest

9. Fabric Covered Frames - Cover frames with patterned fabric like this example on Wonder Forest!

10. Pom Pom Picture Frames - Line frames with colorful pom poms like A Kailo Chic Life to add color and texture to your walls.

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via The Crafted Life
Photo by The Crafted Life

11. Dyed Photo Frames - I bet you never thought about dyeing your plain wood frames! Well, you can with this tip by The Crafted Life.

12. Geometric Tissue Paper Frame - Use Mod Podge to decoupage pieces of colorful tissue paper to a plain frame. (DIY on Mod Podge Rocks)

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via A Beautiful Mess
Photo by A Beautiful Mess

13. Gold Hardware Framed Photos - Add simple gold hardware to the corners of frames for a unique look, like this example by A Beautiful Mess

Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Poppytalk
Photo via Poppytalk

14. Gemstone Picture Frame - Create beautiful texture by adding small gemstones to frame! (DIY on Poppytalk)


Are you feeling inspired to give your pictures frames a makeover? Whether you upcycle a craft frame with paint, glue, paper, yarn or other accessories, you're sure to create a piece of art to decorate your home. 

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