Creative Uses for Old Picture Frames

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From HomeMade Simple- 7 ways to repurpose picture frames:

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Open wall space isn’t just for artwork anymore. With nearly any frame, walk the line between organization and décor by creating one of our 7 stylishly bordered pieces. From keeping track of to-dos to providing customizable storage, each idea offers a unique solution you can easily make your own.
 Jewelry Board

Jewelry Board

Treat yourself to a personal style board by framing cork sheeting, found at nearly any office store. Once assembled, use decorative pushpins as hangers for organizing jewelry. Since pins are easy to move around, have fun experimenting with new pairings as you plan your next outfit!

 Dry Erase Calendar

Dry Erase Calendar

Frame the page of a calendar, a blank grid or simply draw a grid onto your frame’s glass with a dry erase marker. These specialty markers are safe for writing in upcoming appointments, holidays and to-dos on your glass. To start fresh each month, just wipe the glass off with cleaner.

 Family Message Board

Family Message Board

Making a quick run to the grocery store? Leave a note on your family message board. When you make your own, everyone can stay in the loop—whether it’s keeping track of after school activities or dates to remember. Hang useful coupons, too, and never miss out on savings again.

Quick Tip

Maintain your newly repurposed organizer’s appearance by regularly dusting it with Swiffer Dusters® Extender. Since it extends up to three feet, you can get into your organizer’s nooks and crannies without missing the top of the frame.

 Custom Storage

Custom Storage

Pegboards are essential organizers, and with so many different hangers and compartments to attach, they’re simple to customize. Frame a pegboard and use it for craft supplies, garden tools or office supplies. Try creating a few in different sizes to hang as an arrangement in your area.

 Magnetic Entryway Organizer

Magnetic Entryway Organizer

Measure the size of your frame so you’re prepared to have metal sheeting cut to size at your local hardware store. Frame the sheeting, then place heavy duty magnetic hangers on it, found at home stores or online. Mount your magnetic organizer in an entryway to hang hats, shopping totes and keys.

 Chalkboard Grocery List

Chalkboard Grocery List

Paint your frame’s backing with chalkboard paint, or if it isn’t included, paint a piece of wood that’s been cut to fit your frame. Once mounted, your stylish new chalkboard can be used for lists—like groceries or much-needed school supplies.

 Artwork Roundup Station

Artwork Roundup Station

Hang twine, ribbon or strips of fabric across your frame, creating a line you can use to hang artwork and so much more. We love hanging kids’ latest creations with clothespins, but you can hang your favorite prints, family photos or even finds from the outdoors—like drying flowers.

Now that you’ve seen our 7 ideas, we’d love you to share one of your own. With every comment you leave, you help inspire others.

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