Thrifted FRAME Ideas for Holidays, Gardens, and the Home

Picture frames, framed mirrors and old framed cardboard style oil paintings are always available at thrift shops and garage sales.  I look for unusual sizes and shapes, (not just 5x7 or 8x10 photo frames) also frames with raised detail, and rustic reclaimed wood frames.  I always check the mitered corners to make sure they are nice and tight and not coming apart.  
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 This is an example of a great rustic frame of mine.  It's square rather than rectangular, and the wood shows it's age!  It was perfect for an outdoor bucket of greenery.


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 In 2014, I had three DIY framed ornaments on my Christmas tree including this button tree.

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 This red frame was actually a Dollar Tree wooden easel frame but the buttons on the Christmas tree were all obtained second hand!

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Framing vintage dictionary pages with printed images is a fun project.  This is my one and only St. Patrick's Day post.

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 This is another rustic, unusual empty frame I picked up at a local shop.  It works great with holiday florals or around a vintage license plate.

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Thrifted FRAME IDEAS for Holidays, Gardens & the Home www.organizedclutter.net
 My framed Scrabble tile tree is one of my popular posts!  It was even featured in Country Sampler Christmas Decorating Ideas magazine.

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A set of three thrift shop square frames were painted and stenciled with snowflakes for easy winter decor.

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 This rustic red frame had a primitive country sign inside but I made it into a random junk word sign for Valentine's Day art!

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Last Christmas, I assembled several thrifted frames, attached them on the back sides and added a star for a fun door Christmas tree.  I have had several suggestions to add chicken wire for photos or cards, and I just may do that!

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 This $2 oval mirror turned pumpkin WELCOME sign is a current fall project!  

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 This long rectangular frame with chicken wire, potted sempervivum and horseshoes is my sister in law Kris's junk garden creation.

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 My most viewed and repinned post ever is this framed lobelia

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 This upcycled thrift shop framed duck tile was one of my very first thrift shop blog projects. 

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 Farmhouse style kitchen decor with a framed flour sack.

Thrifted FRAME IDEAS for Holidays, Gardens & the Home www.organizedclutter.net
 An abundance of frames and wooden hangers resulted in this frame hung by a clothes hanger.  The gal on the horse is me in 1960.

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 An unusual frame, maybe from a shutter, accents a stenciled sign.

Thrifted FRAME IDEAS for Holidays, Gardens & the Home www.organizedclutter.net

Thrifted FRAME IDEAS for Holidays, Gardens & the Home www.organizedclutter.net
 Another square frame accents a plywood farmhouse kitchen sign.

Thrifted FRAME IDEAS for Holidays, Gardens & the Home www.organizedclutter.net
A church rummage sale three oval frame becomes a farmhouse style EAT sign.

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Pick up old framed cardboard prints!   I painted and stenciled right on the cardboard print!








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3 comments:

  1. These all look fabulous! So many projects, so little time.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  2. What a plethora of ideas! Thank you for sharing again!

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  3. Wow, a staggering amount of wonderful frame ideas. Looks like you like frames as much as I do...well, to be honest, more. Ha. I have to get moving.

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