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5 ways to craftily personalise a photo frame

Displaying photos around the house is a lovely way to keep fond memories alive – take it further and add a personal touch with a hand-decorated frame. These crafty ideas would make wonderful gifts, or make them for your own home if you wish to match the décor. Gather your crafting supplies and be ready to get inspired...

5 ways to craftily personalise a photo frame

1. Faux petal frame

This would make a lovely frame for wedding photos, with a decoration that resembles natural petal confetti. Start with a plain picture frame, some faux flowers of your choice, and a glue gun. Peel the flower heads from the stalks and attach them one by one, putting them close together for a full look. Once the entire frame is covered, simply leave to dry before placing a favourite photo inside!

2. Rolled paper frame

This project is a little more time-consuming, but you'll be rewarded with a spectacular effect. To make, you'll need a selection of coloured papers and magazine papers – think about the colour scheme before you start. Then, cut out half-inch strips from each paper, fold the strips in half lengthwise and roll into coils. Create different-sized coils using varying amounts of strips, then glue to the frame using a hot glue gun.

3. Collage frame

Old magazines can serve as the perfect decoration for a personalised frame. If you're giving this as a gift, cut out the recipent's name from various letters in magazines, and add pictures and sentiments that are personal to them. To make, simply cut out images and text from magazines, arrange on the frame in a design you are happy with, then glue in place. Add any other embellishments, like ribbon, gems and beads if you wish.

4. Button frame

For sewing addicts, this sweet decorated frame would be the perfect gift! Start with a frame in your desired size, then simply use a glue gun to attach buttons to create a design of your choosing. You could keep it simple with a few buttons here and there, or completely cover the frame in different coloured and sized buttons. The choice is yours!

5. Seashell frame

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Bring the spirit of the beach into your home with this fab shell-adorned frame. To make, you'll need an assortment of shells, a wooden frame, and a glue gun. Ensure the shells are clean before you start, using a scrubbing brush or old toothbrush to clean them. Next, apply glue to the backs and stick onto the frame in the design of your choice. You can paint the whole thing white afterwards, if you like, for a clean look, or keep it natural and unpainted.!