Create your own Picture Frame

Although I’m not very creative I took some inspiration from a post by fellow blogger New Young Mum. I loved the retro style square and polaroid prints and was looking for a way I could display these at home. I wanted a large picture frame that I could display lots of photos and would be easy to update.

The Picture Frame

I went to the Range to look for a really large frame. I found one in the bargain bin, it was a mirror that had smashed and therefore was just the surround. This was exactly what I needed and even better was only £3.99. I bought it home and used pliers to remove the hooks that would have held in the glass. Then I got a tester pot of paint from Wilko’s and set about painting it, I used Pearl Grey. The paint was £0.89 and managed to do 2 coats.

Picture frame


The Pictures

As I said I like the square style of photos. In order to print these I picked my favourites and used Instagram to resize them and add any filters. I saved them onto my computer as 4″ x 4″ in size.  Next I printed them out on 6×4 photo paper, making sure to keep them in the square format. Then I used a guillotine to cut the two sides and make them square. You can order the polaroid style prints from Photobox but I was trying to get this ready for a party and had run out of time!

Square photo print

Attaching the photo’s

I bought some ribbon and white pegs from the Range, they were £0.99 per item and I needed two of each. To attach the ribbon I used a normal stapler and simply stapled it to the back of the frame on each side. I used the white pegs to attached my photos to the ribbon and decided that 6 per row looked good.


In total the picture frame cost just under £9 to make, minus the photos as I already had the photo paper and ink. To attach it to the wall I used the command plus picture hanging strips, there’s no glass on the frame so it is reasonably light. I hadn’t used these before but they were amazingly easy and I didn’t have to put hooks in the wall.


I think the picture frame looks really effective, what do you guys think?





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  • Reply ChelseaMamma

    Love this, it reminds me of my old blog header 🙂

    November 23, 2016 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Evelina

    I absolutely love this idea! Family photos always make a place look so cozy

    November 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I love this idea and it is so nice to see actual proper photos in a frame x

    November 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply fashionandstylepolice

    I like the picture frame. It does look very useful.

    November 18, 2016 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Kerry Norris

    I saw that post by Alice and loved it. You’ve done a great job. It looks very effective. I love Polaroid prints but never know how to display them x

    November 18, 2016 at 6:58 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Kerry x

      November 19, 2016 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Laura Dove

    I love this!! I’ve seen a few similar in the shops but I would love to try and make our own. Such a fab gift idea too!

    November 17, 2016 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Danielle

    This is just amazing and beautiful, I love how you can add so many pictures and the pegs are my favourite to hang the pictures i defiantly have to create one myself xx

    November 17, 2016 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Healthy Cooking Mom

    This looks awesome and so creative! I love it and the fact that it didn’t cost alot, i have never been to the range i keep meaning to. Marie 🙂

    November 17, 2016 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Jayne (@SMABLblog)

    This is just awesome! I’m a sucker for loads of photos and this keeps them all tidy, fab space saver too 🙂 x

    November 17, 2016 at 8:02 am
  • Reply aliceyoung8

    Looks fab!! Love the idea of having them inside the frame, I really do love that style of printed photo x

    November 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you for the inspiration x

      November 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    This looks so awesome! I can’t believe you managed to get it all together so cheaply too! x

    November 16, 2016 at 2:48 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Jess, I love a good bargain.

      November 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Cathy Glynn

    I think this looks amazing and I may have to steal the idea for pictures that I need to frame. x

    November 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Cathy, it’s so easy to do x

      November 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Dean B

    I so agree with you! And it looks love too. I think you can also use this as a tool to hang your kids dozens of paintings and drawings. Mine does loads, I’m running out of walls to hang them from 😉

    November 16, 2016 at 11:29 am
    • Reply Lisa

      That’s a good idea like a picture gallery. Might have to create one of those. x

      November 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm

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