Reverse DIY Picture Frame


Reverse DIY Picture Frame

Skip boring framing ideas and check out how to make a picture frame in a brand new way.

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Reverse DIY Picture Frame
Reverse DIY Picture Frame

In the Designer's Words: "Not sure what to do with all the wallet-sized photos you get from family or friends? They're too small to frame, but too special not to display. Use them to make a Reverse Picture Frame!"
Learn how to make a picture frame that will stand out in a boring frame crowd when you create this unique piece of DIY home décor. The Reverse DIY Picture Frame shows you how to make a frame out of pictures, leaving the center of the piece open for your very own sentiment. Whether you are creating a collage of BFFs or you and your one true love, this DIY frame is easily customized to fit your framing needs. You could even make this out of Instagram photos for a filtered, trendy look.

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Wood frame
  • Folk Art Paint (black)
  • Photos
  • Cardstock
  • Letter stickers


  1. Paint the frame with black paint. Let dry completely.

  2. Arrange your photos on the front of the frame and tack them in place with repositionable adhesive.

  3. Turn frame upside down. Use a Sharpie to mark where the photos overhang into the frame's opening.

  4. Remove photos one at a time and trim any overlap, following the Sharpie line. Replace each photo with strong adhesive.

  5. Use cardstock and letter stickers to make a title for the frame. Add the date if you wish.

NotesThis project is quick, easy and inexpensive. It's a wonderful way to display photos that would otherwise sit unseen in a wallet or drawer.

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This is such a clever idea, to reverse the typical from idea you see in stores with the words on the frame around the photos ... So clever to have the photos on the frame itself! As an option you could spell out your word in buttons..I have done this and it looks very artsy and whimsical! And it is fun to create! Thanks for this clever idea!


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