If you've spent any time on Pinterest in your life, you know that crafting is a HUGE category. You can find a DIY project for pretty much anything these days, and a lot of crafters really love ones that look great but don't break the bank. The easiest way to create beautifully cheap projects is to repurpose items you either already own or can purchase for a low price (a.k.a. dollar and thrift store finds!). A super popular item many bloggers and craftaholics love to repurpose are picture frames. While many of us may see them for what they are (something to display your favorite portraits in), the truth is, you can get insanely creative with them! Whether it's a memo board, terrarium, or gift wrap organizer, a frame can do more than you could ever imagine. To find out some of the most creative ways to repurpose this household staple while remaining faithful to your budget, keep reading!  


1. Rustic Statement Piece

With a bit of imagination, you can turn any boring picture frame into a work of art. It can be as easy as adding a bit of chalk paint and distressing to create the perfect farmhouse-inspired statement piece!

2. Memo Board 

Create one of these for yourself with a few coats of your favorite spray paint, decorative accents, and a roll of twine.


3. Coffee Table Tray

Give an old wooden frame new life by repurposing it as a serving tray. All you need to do is replace the contents of the frame with a flat board and you have yourself a convenient, rustic piece for your home.

4. Decoration

One of the easiest ways to add character to a space is to use empty picture frames as decorative accents!