I made a DIY rustic picture frame to share today. My new wood frame project will hold a photo, printable or artwork. Making a frame to hold art and photos is pretty easy. I know that telling you and showing you are not the same, so I’ve created a simple video for you to see how to make a hanging photo frame like mine. I also have 6 other super creative picture frame ideas you can make from my talented friends on the Power Tool Challenge Team today too. Scroll down to the bottom to see what creative photo and printable frames they’ve shared.
I’m not sure how printables became a thing, but they are. There are usually oodles of creative ones available during holidays and season changes. Many are free. It’s like instant art, download it, print and display it in a photo frame of some sort. Today’s post is all about how to make a frame for printables and photos.
How to Make a DIY Rustic Picture Frame
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Supplies needed to make a rustic picture frame or printable frame like mine.
- wood, see cut list below
- Gorilla No Foam wood glue
- brad nails 1/2″, 1″
- Ryobi Airstrike Brad Nailer
- Folkart pickling wash I used haze
- white craft paint
- chip brush
- painter’s rag
- d-ring hanging hardware
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Cut List to Make a Wood Frame for Pictures or Art
Here’s a quick video on how to make my rustic picture frame.
Extra Tips to Make a DIY Rustic Picture or Printable Frame
Position the wood before glueing it. Even with the best of cuts, you’ll find some pieces of wood lie up better than others.
Glue and secure wood. Be sure to glue the bottom of the pieces and the sides where the two boards meet. After glueing the DIY picture frame to the backing, secure the four corners with 1″ brad nails. This hold everything together well. I also weighted my frame pieces to be sure they sealed to the backing board well. Let the glue dry before flipping the printable frame over and securing with the 1/2″ brad nails on the back.
Finishing the DIY rustic picture frame. I made my frame with pre-stained boards that were left over from my DIY Builtin Bookcases project. You could easily make a beachy frame by using white or blue paint and distressing it. I’d also use white for a modern farmhouse frame.
Placing the printable in my new DIY photo frame was easy. I cut a foam core board from the dollar store and used spray glue to mount my printable onto it. Then it fit perfectly into the center spot on my frame.
The pickling paint toned down the brown stain a lot. I’m loving the beachy rustic finish for this spot.
My office is shaping up nicely! I just finished these colorful DIY Wall Planters a few weeks ago. The blues and greens are perfect with my printable colors. These would be easy to make on my DIY Rolling Work Bench.
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Let’s take a look at the DIY printable frames the rest of the team created!
H2OBungalow -- Easy Rustic Picture Frame -- That’s me!
Create and Babble -- How to Make a Magnetic Scrapbook Display
Just the Woods -- How to Make a Printable Display for Kids Chore Charts
The DIY Village -- DIY Wood Shim Picture Frame
The Kim Six Fix -- Acrylic and Perforated Metal Floating Frame
My Repurposed Life -- Printable Pallet Frame
Refresh Restyle -- How to Make a Photo Display
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Are you loving all of the DIY picture frame ideas we’ve shared today? I am! Which style is your favorite…share in comments below!