DIY Picture Frame – $5!

Hey there!  I just wanted to share a VERY quick, VERY easy and VERY inexpensive way to display your pictures!  Oh, and it’s super cute too!

DIY_Picture_FrameI made it as an accent for my friends nursery!  If you missed the DIY Dresser or the DIY Pegboard posts, check them out 🙂  Here’s how I made it for about $5!

SuplliesI used a scrap piece of fabric (she had this fabric piece left over from the nursery curtains), a package of cute little magnetic clips from Wal-Mart and I purchased a 1×12 MDF board that was 4 feet long for only $3.24 at Lowe’s!  I just cut it in half to 2 ft.  (if you don’t have a saw, just have your local hardware store cut it for you)!  You can do any size depending on your space, fabric and pictures that you want to display!


Staple_Fabric_to_BoardJust wrap the fabric around to the back of the board and staple it with a staple gun to secure it.  It’s just like wrapping a present 😉

Magnetic_ClipsNow just hot glue these little cuties where you want the pictures to hang on the frame!

DIY_Picture_FrameI just love it!  You can change the pictures out easily and when you want a different look, just cover the fabric with another cute print!

If you love this DIY Picture Frame, I’d love your pins 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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    Super excited because I built this myself and it turned out so beautifully! SO happy! I used the plans at to build mine – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. ?

    Go to www. – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures! ?


  2. KatieStarr on July 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Umm, this is not 12 inches across. I just cut a bunch 12 inches, and then had to go back and cut them down to 10 inches. 🙁

  3. Jessica on July 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for posting this great idea! Here’s the one I made! I still need pictures and to hang it, but I’m in love. It fits 3-5×7 pictures perfectly. It’s for my nursery also!

  4. Erin @ DIY On the Cheap on July 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Very cute!

  5. Jenn Korolewski on July 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I love this….now i just need to print some pictures 🙂

  6. CityGirlCountryBloke on July 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Another awesome idea by Shanty2Chic! Keep ’em coming!

  7. Becca Moss on July 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Awh I love this! & it’s super simple! Ecks!

  8. Terrellee on July 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Love it!! I love all the things you make! You guys are awesome!! Thanks!

  9. Nicole Copeland on July 19, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I LOVE this!!

  10. Jill on July 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

    How would you make this stand up, without just leaning on the wall?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 19, 2013 at 7:59 am

      You could either put it on a wooden base attaching them with a wood screw through the bottom, or you could miter a board behind it so that it is propped up. Just attach from the front (before wrapping with fabric) with wood screws.

      • Jill on July 19, 2013 at 8:00 am


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