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Easy Ways To Customize Wood Picture Frames

by Kelly Welch

If you're looking for boutique-worthy picture frames without the high price tag, consider embellishing and customizing them yourself using simple craft and small decor items. The good news is that you don't have to be a professional artist to create one-of-a-kind frames for your home. 

Not only will hand-decorated frames add instant personalization to room in your house, you'll be able to enhance them according to specific decor themes, such as nautical, country French, tropical, and kid-friendly zoo or fairytales.

Embellished picture frames also make thoughtful gifts for graduations, birthdays, holidays, housewarmings, and bridal and baby showers. You can also customize the frames to reflect friends' and loved ones' passions and hobbies, such as gardening, golfing, and dogs or cats.

Plain wood picture frames make the perfect base for the projects since decor elements will easily adhere to them with a little hot or super glue. You can also buy them in bulk if you want to make several gifts or home decor pieces at a time.

Here are some frame decorating ideas to get you started:

1. Painted Frames

The easiest way to enhance a plain wood picture frame is by livening it up paint. Make sure the frame is sanded smooth, clean, and treated with a primer before painting it. After the primer is completely dry, use a brush to apply acrylic craft paint to the frame, or use a can of spray paint instead, depending on your preference.

Some paint color ideas include turquoise or banana yellow for a tropical beach-inspired space, or orange and black for a Halloween-inspired look. If the frame is a graduation gift, paint it with the school colors and place a picture from the ceremony inside. 

If you prefer a more rustic appearance, use white paint to give the frame a distressed look. You can also use stencils in whimsical shapes, such as birds or hearts, to personalize a frame. 

2. Decorated Frames

Another simple way to customize a wood frame is with small decor items or embellishments, such as flat-backed gems or rhinestones, for a bit of bling. As one idea, use small seashells and pieces of sea glass to decorate a frame, and then fill it with a family beach vacation photo.

For a glamorous look, glue clear gemstones all over the frame so that it shimmers and sparkles. You can also use pink or purple stones for a child's princess-themed bedroom. Other decor pieces include wood cut-outs, vintage buttons, ribbons, and dried flowers for a romantic touch.