How to make picture frames?

How to make picture frames?

How to Make Picture Frames: A Beginner's Guide

Picture frames not only protect and display your cherished memories but can also add an elegant touch to any room's décor. While store-bought frames can be expensive, making your photo frames is a cost-effective and rewarding DIY project.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make frames from scratch:

  1. Gather Your Materials to make photo frames You'll need some essential tools and materials. These include a saw, wood glue, sandpaper, measuring tape, clamps, a backboard, a glass sheet, and a mat board. You can also add some embellishments, such as paint or wood stain, to add a personal touch to your frames.
  2. Measure Your Picture and Determine the Frame Size Before cutting the wood, measure your picture and determine the desired frame size. Add an extra ¼ inch to the picture dimensions to allow for some space between the picture and the frame.
  3. Cut Your Wood Using a saw, cut your wood into four pieces - two for the frame's length and two for the width. Make sure to cut the wood at a 45-degree angle to create a neat and seamless corner.
  4. Sand the wood. After cutting the wood, use sandpaper to smooth rough edges and create a uniform surface.
  5. Assemble the frame. Apply wood glue to the ends of each wood piece and join them together, forming a rectangular frame. Use clamps to hold the wood pieces in place, and let the glue dry for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Attach the Backboard, Glass Sheet, and Mat Board. Once the glue has dried, use small nails to attach a backboard to the back of the frame. Then, insert the glass sheet and mat board on the backboard. Secure them in place using glue or tape.
  7. Add Your Picture and Hang Your Frame Finally, insert your picture into the frame and secure it using a frame staple or small nails. Add any embellishments you desire, and your DIY picture frame is ready to hang.


Now you know how to make photo frames! Making your vision can be a fun and creative DIY project that adds a personal touch to your home décor. With these simple steps, you can create a beautiful, unique picture frame showcasing your cherished memories.